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ISBN 9780465018093 Published June 2009
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Posted May 14, 2010 8:23 a.m. by 800-ceo-read
“A crisis is a terrible to waste.” It’s a phrase you hear often nowadays, and it’s the issue at the heart of Richard Florida’s new book, The Great Reset.
Richard Florida has been writing about big changes in society for a long time now. You may know him from his great works about the Creative Class, including The Rise of the Creative Class and Who’s Your City—books in which he documents the demographic shift away from industrial jobs and toward creative work, and how that shift affects where and how we live. In his latest effort, he discusses the convergence of that already occurring phenomenon with the crash of the old economic system, and looks at what the Reset Economy will look like.
Part I of the book recalls the two most similar times in our economic history to today, the depressions of the 1870s and 1930s, both of which were followed by Great Resets of the economy that enabled prolonged prosperity.
The First Reset occurred after the Long Depression of 1873 and gave rise to mass production, massive industrial cities and the Industrial Midwest. The Second Great Reset occurred after the Great Depression, and saw the rise of mass suburbanization, the freeway system and the Sunbelt.
In Part II of the book, the author moves from discussing past shifts into how specific cities, regions and economies are faring today, and are likely to develop as the current Reset plays out. Part III of the book discusses what the Reset economy will look like and how it will affect us.
Today’s Reset will affect our society at a deeper level than did the Resets of the past. We are living through an even more powerful and fundamental economic shift, from an industrial system to an economy that is increasingly powered by knowledge, creativity, and ideas.
It is here he gets into the details of how and where the Creative Class will resettle and what the infrastructure of tomorrow’s cities, indeed “megaregions,” will be. It is here he discusses specifics like what kind of jobs we’ll be doing, how we’ll get to them and what kind of homes we’ll return to.
The Great Reset we’re in the middle of is going to take time, but it is happening now, and where we live and work—and how we live and work—is going to have to change to meet the new economy’s needs. To navigate that change, Richard Florida’s The Great Reset is the perfect guide.
October's Best Selling International Titles
Posted Nov. 5, 2009 8:26 a.m. by the-roy
In Global Business - 800 CEO Read Blog
It's been awhile! A whole summer, in fact! Have you felt as much out of the loop as to what's HOT across the seas, oceans and borders of the world as I have? Well fear no longer, gentle reader for I have got 800CEOREADs listings of what business types and cohorts are reading! So, if you're wondering what's shakin' in Shanghai or what's new in Newfoundland - hang on tight, for we're going around the globe -
Take a look at our
TOP TEN INTERNATIONAL BEST SELLING BOOKS of OCTOBER 2009:
No. 1 - Australia: Put More Cash in Your Pocket by Loral Langemeier
No. 2 - Finland: Your Brain at Work by David Rock
No. 3 - Japan: Innovation Nation by John Kao
No. 4 - Germany: Top Talent by Sylvia Ann Hewlett
No. 5 - France: Profiting from Uncertainty by Paul J H Schoemaker and Robert E Gunther
No. 6 - Germany: Fixing Global Finance by Martin Wolf
No. 7 - United Kingdom: Secret Language of Competitive Intelligence by Leonard Fuld
No. 8 - Spain: Rise of the Creative Class by Richard Florida
No. 9 - Spain: Who's Your City by Richard Florida
No. 10 - Singapore: How Remarkable Women Lead by Joanna Barsh, Susie Cranston and Geoffrey Lewis
These were are top selling individual books that were the popular different titles that shipped to various locations last month. But there was one book that surpassed all other titles in going to the most locations ...
Your Brain at Work by David Rock.... that was THE MOST SHIPPED book last month!!
It went to over 50 different locations all over the world to countries such as Australia, Mexico, Prague, South Africa and the United Kingdom - - just to name a few! Whew! That's a lot of traveling for just a little guy - and that was all in one month!
I wonder what November looks like .... Guess we'll find out! Stay tuned, folks!