Richard Florida is director of the Martin Prosperity Institute at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. He is the author of several influential global best sellers, including the award-winning The Rise of the Creative Class, which 800-CEO-Read singled out as “one of the best business books of all time.” In his latest book, The Rise of the Creative Class Revisited, Florida provides a revision to his international best-seller and proposes a dramatic new social compact for our time—one that can turn our emerging creative economy into an enduringly creative society. He is senior editor for The Atlanticand writes frequently for major newspapers. TIME magazine recognized Florida’s twitter feed as one of the 140 most influential in the world. He is founder of the Creative Class Group, which works closely with cities, nations and companies worldwide.