1. One of the most valuable assets in any city isn’t the infrastructure or the government or the geography…That’s according to Richard Florida, who explains why cities without great colleges might be in trouble.
2. The exploitation of 19th century factory workers…Professor Edward Muller looks at how the the “robber barons” are still changing all our lives.
3.We'll explore the lasting legacy of the nicest man on television.
America is in danger of losing its innovative edge and sliding into economic malaise. The Innovator's Dilemma: The Revolutionary Book That Will Change the Way You Do Business, says that business leaders may be too scared to save us from the downturn., author of
One journalist argues that Americans haven't cornered the market on creativity. And that China is hot on our heels. Should we be concerned? Read more...
Sir Ken Robinson – whose TED Talk on creativity is one of the most popular of all time – once tracked down a music teacher in the port town of Liverpool, England. The teacher had taught two of the most famous Liverpudlians of all time - Paul McCartney and George Harrison - and Robinson asked if he had noticed anything special about McCartney and Harrison when they were students. The response? Read more...