HBS Working Knowledge Recommends

The Rise of the Creative Class: And How It’s Transforming Work, Leisure, Community, and Everyday Life
By Richard L. Florida
Basic Books, 2002

About a quarter of the U.S. workforce belongs to a social class that has the power to create fundamental change in society – if only this class knew it existed and could act in concert. The author, a professor at Carnegie Mellon University, says that people who rely on creativity in their jobs (artists, engineers, teachers) share values and a self-image that comes from a right-brain way of life.

Furthermore, this class has the financial, educational, and political wherewithal to find answers to some of the world’s most pressing problems.

Internets: Your Global Link to Over 1,000 Databases
A search engine to find just the right search engine – now there’s an idea. This no-frills site delivers just what it promises: useful lists of links to news, engines, and databases searchable by topic. The interests you’ll find represented here include, in no particular order, gardening, insurance, cold fusion, weather, air travel, and families. Need a search engine on Australian Commercial Real Estate? Now you know where to look.