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The rise of the creative class : and how it's transforming work, leisure, community and everyday life

Author: Richard L Florida
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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[This book] gives us a ... new way to think about why we live as we do today - and where we might be headed. [In the book, the author] traces the fundamental theme that runs through a host of seemingly unrelated changes in American society: the growing role of creativity in our economy. [The book] chronicles the ongoing sea change in people's choices and attitudes, and shows not only what's happening but also how it  Read more...
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Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Richard L Florida
OCLC Number: 50841594
Notes: Originally published: New York, NY : Basic Books, c2002.
Description: 1 sound disc : digital, mono. ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Transformation of everyday life --
Creative Age: Creative ethos; Creative economy; Creative class --
Work: Machine shop and the hair salon; Horizontal labor market; No-collar workplace; Managing creativity; Time warp --
Life and Leisure: Experimental life; Big morph (a rant) --
Community: Power of place; Geography of creativity; Technology, talent and tolerance; From social capital to creative capital; Building the creative community; Creative class grows up.
Responsibility: Richard Florida.

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[This book] gives us a ... new way to think about why we live as we do today - and where we might be headed. [In the book, the author] traces the fundamental theme that runs through a host of seemingly unrelated changes in American society: the growing role of creativity in our economy. [The book] chronicles the ongoing sea change in people's choices and attitudes, and shows not only what's happening but also how it stems from a fundamental economic change. The Creative Class now comprises more than thirty percent of the entire workforce. The choices these people make have already had a huge economic impact, and in the future they will determine how the workplace is organized, what companies will prosper or go bankrupt, and even which cities will thrive or wither.-Dust jacket.

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