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The Rise of the Creative Class--Revisited by Richard Florida

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CHAPTER 6
No-Collar
One spring day back in 2000, I was running late for a meeting and called ahead to say so. The meeting was with a securities lawyer and an accountant, so I asked the woman who answered the phone if I should take a few extra minutes to change from my usual jeans, black T-shirt, and boots into more professional attire. “That’s unnecessary here,” she said, “just come as you are.” My heart sank as I parked my car and approached the grand stone building, a stunning exemplar of nineteenth-century corporate elegance in the heart of Pittsburgh’s downtown business district. I walked sheepishly through the door, absolutely certain I was underdressed. To my surprise, the people I saw inside were dressed more casually than I was, in khakis ...

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