Readers of this blog know that I'm a big fan of the research of Richard Florida. His recent book, Who's Your City, is a valuable resource for people who want to understand cities. Prof Florida was recently at Authors@Google to talk about the book.
Sidenote: I love the concept of Authors@Google. The premise seems to be, invite a thought-provoking author to present a thumbnail of their work to Google employees for the simple reason of adding value to the employees' lives. Honestly, Google probably takes better care of their employees than just about any church I know of. So I'm wondering, how could we harness the concept of Authors@Google at New Life? How could we bring great thinkers, writers and people of faith into our staff environment to present their best material and let it be a catalyst for growth, adding value to our staffs' lives.