January 13, 2009

Human Creativity as Capital

I think the quote that follows speaks for itself. It is from Richard Florida, author of several books including The Rise of the Creative Class, and it suggests a real opportunity for organizations and communities to attract top talent in the future ... if we are up to seizing the moment. Are you?
Florida "sees the gravitational pull away from Wall Street and toward more creative industries as part of a necessary economic recalibration.

"'The economy couldn't survive on speculation and what really amounted to advanced financial alchemy,' he said. 'We are now realizing it is our human creativity that is our real capital.'"
The New York Times, December 28, 2008

2 comments:

kirsti said...

I read the article in the NYT after seeing your post. What intrigues me is where this little cache of creativity was living while its owner went about his financial analysis work......and the surprise we all feel when we read stories like this that suggest that if you do this job, there is no way you could write a screenplay..... the ways in which our thinking shrinks.....

Emre said...
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