By David W. DeLong:
• Lost Knowledge: Confronting the Threat of an Aging Workforce
By Anne Fisher:
• If My Career's on the Fast Track, Where Do I Get a Road Map?
By Richard Florida:
• The Flight of the Creative Class
• The Rise of the Creative Class
• Cities and the Creative Class
• The Breakthrough Illusion: Corporate America's Failure to Move from Innovation to Mass Production (with Martin McKenney)
By Thomas L. Friedman:
• The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century
• The Lexus and the Olive Tree: Understanding Globalization
• From Beirut to Jerusalem
• Longitudes and Attitudes: The World in the Age of Terrorism
To purchase any of these titles, please visit BarnesandNoble.com, the official bookseller for the National Conference on the Creative Economy. Barnes and Noble will have an onsite bookstore at the conference, as well, so be sure to stop by!
Professor Richard Florida is the author of the 2002 best-seller, The Rise of the Creative Class and the 2005 must-read follow-up, The Flight of the Creative Class.
Three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for the New York Times , Thomas Friedman is the author of the runaway best-seller The World is Flat: A Brief History of the 21st Century.
Author of the book Revolutionary Wealth and former associate editor of Fortune magazine, Alvin Toffler literally invented the roll of the futurist with the publication of his seminal work Future Shock.
MIT AgeLab research fellow and and adjunct professor at Babson College, David DeLong is the author of Lost Knowledge: Confronting the Threat of an Aging Workforce. His firm, David DeLong & Associates, helps companies solve performance and staffing problems caused by an aging workforce and skills shortages.
Joe Watson is CEO of Without Excuses and StrategicHire, located in Reston, VA. Without Excuses delivers professional development programs across a wide swath of executive skills. StrategicHire specializes in the placement of diverse middle- and senior-level management personnel across a broad range of industries. Watson is the author of Without Excuses: Unleash the Power of Diversity to Build Your Business, published in 2006 by St. Martin's Press.
Anne Fisher is a Senior Writer for FORTUNE magazine, where she covers workplace and management topics. Fisher also writes the popular weekly career-advice column "Ask Annie" at CNNMoney.com and is the author of two books, If My Career's on the Fast Track, Where Do I Get a Road Map? and Wall Street Women.
Frank Sesno has been chronicling world events as a journalist for more than 25 years. He serves as a Professor of Media and Public Affairs at The George Washington University (GW) in Washington, DC, and he is a Special Correspondent for CNN where he makes documentaries and works on special projects for the network.
“Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.”
“The only things in my life that compatibly exist with this grand universe are the creative works
of the human spirit.”
“The creative process is not controlled by a switch you can simply turn on or off; it's with you all the time.”
“If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking.”
“It is the supreme art
of the teacher
to awaken joy
in creative expression and knowledge.”
is not whether we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we will be... The nation and the world are in dire need of creative extremists.”
“All creative people want
to do the unexpected.”
“Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.”
“Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!”
“There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world, and that is an idea whose time has come.”
“We are not creatures of circumstance; we are
creators of circumstance.”
“It may be that those who do most, dream most.”
“Discovery consists of looking at the same thing as everyone else and thinking something different.”
“Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity.”
“Whatever creativity is, it is in part a solution to a problem.”
“Creativity makes a leap, then looks to see where it is.”