I like that phrase - an economy that is organic and sustainable:
What most economists haven’t yet grasped is that that the economy is not in a recovery. It is in a great economic Phase Change.
We have, as Joseph Stiglitz has written, misunderstood our situation. We are not as well off as we thought we were. The economic pain that we feel is the pain of a great economic Phase Change.
Just as the phase change in the Great Depression was a transition from agriculture to manufacturing, so the economic pain we are feeling is a transition out of the industrial economy.
Great initiative. I think this will become a necessity in competitive, innovative cities very soon.
"For many companies coming here, the office is no longer the traditional place where people do business," said John Hartnett, chairman of the Irish Innovation Center in downtown San Jose. "It’s in cafes and out in the street. So this is a great step forward and will be very well-received."
This is great. I can’t wait for the book:
But creativity is not magic, and there’s no such thing as a creative type. Creativity is not a trait that we inherit in our genes or a blessing bestowed by the angels. It’s a skill. Anyone can learn to be creative and to get better at it. New research is shedding light on what allows people to develop world-changing products and to solve the toughest problems. A surprisingly concrete set of lessons has emerged about what creativity is and how to spark it in ourselves and our work.
Rana Florida interviews Zappo’s CEO Tony Hsieh:
Rather than work/life balance or work/life separation, we focus more on work/life integration. That’s why we encourage employees to be their true selves when they come to the office. This way, they end up forming real friendships, not just co-worker relationships.