21 October 2013

Creative Class, Cities, Corporations follow trend

As Creative Class Flocks to Cities, Corporations Follow - The CIO Report - WSJ: ". . . “Big message from convo with @FredWilson last nite: Talent location drives business location & formation. Quality of Place is key factor,” Mr., Florida said in a tweet on Thursday morning. One factor in the rise of the inner city as tech hub, Mr. Wilson said, is that software engineers are closer in temperament to artists and musicians than they are to computer chip engineers. He recalled an early meeting with Etsy Inc. co-founder Robert Kalin, at the Brooklyn headquarters of the crafts and vintage goods marketplace.  Mr. Kalin had a guitar, and, to Mr. Wilson’s surprise, offered to play a song. “He said, ‘You know, I really am an artist. I grew up in this generation, and I make websites. If I had lived in the ‘60s, I would have been a folksinger, and if I had lived in the ‘20s, I would have been a painter,” Mr. Wilson recalled. . . ." (read more at link above)

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