Most of us have seen some excellent talks on TED, a very inspiring site. But do you know the RSA?
The RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) is a British multi-disciplinary institution, based in London and founded in 1754. The RSA runs a free public events programme which seeks to introduce new and challenging thinking. These are made freely available on its website after the event as mp3 audio files and videos.
Ultimately, Richard Florida was invited by the RSA. His talk "Why Creativity is the New Economy", is the most interesting conference about Creativity I've ever seen.
Listening to Richard Florida's talk was like a breath of fresh air for us and we are endorsing most of Florida's statements in this talk.
Who is Richard Florida?
In addition to his role as Director of the Martin Prosperity Institute, Dr. Florida is Professor of Business and Creativity at the Rotman School.