One of the world’s leading public intellectuals
Richard Florida Speech Video:
Richard Florida Topics:
- Understanding the Global Economic Crisis and Capturing the Opportunities
- Creative Class Communities – City, Regional, and Global Economic Growth
- Talent Wars: Talent Attraction and Retention of the ‘Best and Brightest’
- Innovation, the Culture of Creativity and Managing for It
- Managing Diversity
- Creative Class Consumption: Marketing to the Creative Class
- Real-estate, the Importance of Location in a Spiky World and Maximizing your ROI in Place
Richard Florida Biography:
Richard Florida is one of the world’s leading public intellectuals. Esquire Magazine recently named him one of the ‘Best and Brightest’. He is author of the national and international best- selling book, The Rise of the Creative Class, which received the Washington Monthly’s Political Book Award and was cited as a major breakthrough idea by the Harvard Business Review. His ideas have been featured in major ad campaigns and such as BMW and are being used globally to change the way regions, nations, and companies compete. He is founder of the Creative Class Group, an advisory services firm, charting new trends in business and community.
Richard is a regular correspondent for the Atlantic Monthly and a regular columnist with the Globe and Mail newspaper. He has written numerous articles the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Harvard Business Review, the Boston Globe and the Financial Times. He is author of the book, Who’s Your City? which has been hailed a National Best-Seller, an International Best-Seller and Amazon Book of the Month. His new book, The Great Reset explains how new ways of living and working will drive post-crash prosperity. Richard was recently named European Ambassador for Creativity and Innovation.
He is Director of the Martin Prosperity Institute and Professor of Business and Creativity at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. Previously, Florida held professorships at Carnegie Mellon University, a visiting professor at Harvard and MIT, and a visiting fellow of the Brookings Institution. Florida earned his Bachelor’s degree from Rutgers College and his Ph.D. from Columbia University.
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