Meet the Author: Richard Florida

Author Bio and Details

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Author of the bestselling The Rise of the Creative Class and Who's Your City?Richard Florida is a regular columnist for The Atlantic. He has written for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Economist, and other publications. His multiple awards and accolades include the Harvard Business Review's Breakthrough Idea of the Year. He was named one of Esquire magazine's Best and Brightest (2005) and one of BusinessWeek's Voices of Innovation (2006). He lives in Toronto, Canada.

Books by Richard Florida

The Great Reset

How the Post-Crash Economy Will Change the Way We Live and Work

Book cover image: The Great Reset: How the Post-Crash Economy Will Change the Way We Live and Work

From Richard Florida, author of the bestselling books The Rise of the Creative Class and Who’s Your City?, comes a book that frames the economic meltdown of 2008–09 not as a crisis but as an opportunity to “reset.” In doing so, he paints a fascinating picture of what our economy, society, and geography will look like—of how we will work and live—in the future.  More »

The Flight of the Creative Class

The New Global Competition for Talent

Book cover image: The Flight of the Creative Class: The New Global Competition for Talent

The most valued workers today are what the economist Richard Florida calls the Creative Class, skilled individuals ranging from money managers to make–up artists, software programmers to steady–cam operators who are in constant demand around the world. Florida's bestselling The Rise of the Creative Class identified these workers as the source of economic revitalization in American cities. In that book, he shows that investment in…  More »

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