I was looking forward to reading this book for quite some time before I finally bought it. Now I am regretting my decision. The book is full of sweeping generalizations and drivel about the supposed 'creative class' and all but ignores the economic forces that allowed this to occur - in particular, the giant debt bubble of the last 25 years.
In Table 3.1, the author points to the growth in average incomes of the creative class versus other non-creative types - like agriculture (which is demonstrably untrue in itself) - and the average worker. Those that the author deems to be in the creative class are - managers, lawyers, IT workers, health care practitioners, business and financial workers, social scientsts, sales staff (high end), artists, designers, entertainers, educators and trainers. Apart from computer science, the growth of the other categories is more likely a by-product of the bloated debt in Western countries which has allowed these mostly unproductive Mickey Mouse non-jobs to flourish. The sectors and jobs cited in the book are also overwhelmingly either reliant on, or directly financed by, the government sector which has grown large on tax receipts from asset inflation.
This book was and is a waste of money. It is analysis-lite and contains few if any useful insights.