Mad @ Mgmt

with Walter Simson

December 2011

Florida in winter

12/27/11

Florida in winter

No, this is not a travel piece. It’s about Madison, Wis., and the Florida is a person, not a place. He is Richard Florida, economist of sorts (he calls himself “one of the world’s leading public intellectuals on economic competitiveness”). He is famous for his thesis that exciting cities make for prosperous cities precisely because excitement is what people want in their workplace and entrepreneurs want for their start-ups.

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How YOU doin’?

12/06/11

How YOU doin’?

I used to see Goldman Sachs alumni everywhere. It was weird – as if they were running things. But today I see a different influence. Now New Jersey and its crazy citizens are everywhere.

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