Around the same time that Sheehan was discovering running on the Jersey
shore, human potential pioneers at the Esalen Institute in Big ... But we are
engaging in many new behaviors that add up to a radical makeover of leisure in
our society. ... In 1964, when George Sheehan entered his first Boston Marathon,
he was one of just 225 runners. ... whereas those with incomes of $30,000 or less
were more likely to play home video games, horseback ride, fiddle with
electronics, camp, ...
Author: Richard Florida
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Social Science
A provocative new way to think about why we live as we do today-and where we might be headed. Initially published in 2002, The Rise of the Creative Class quickly achieved classic status for its identification of forces then only beginning to reshape our economy, geography, and workplace. Weaving story-telling with original research, Richard Florida identified a fundamental shift linking a host of seemingly unrelated changes in American society: the growing importance of creativity in people's work lives and the emergence of a class of people unified by their engagement in creative work. Millions of us were beginning to work and live much as creative types like artists and scientists always had, Florida observed, and this Creative Class was determining how the workplace was organized, what companies would prosper or go bankrupt, and even which cities would thrive. In The Rise of the Creative Class Revisited, Florida further refines his occupational, demographic, psychological, and economic profile of the Creative Class, incorporates a decade of research, and adds five new chapters covering the global effects of the Creative Class and exploring the factors that shape "quality of place" in our changing cities and suburbs.