A colleague is reading Keith Richards’ autobiography on Kindle. Said the most frequent highlights center around how Keith and Mick developed lyrics, but not a single hightlight on how they developed their muscial prowess by playing for 8+ hours/day, every day, for a long time. The 10,000 hour rule is a real thing.
Therein lies the problem, and why the creative class is a lie. For all of the trophies and mass inclusion, we get Facebook, Zynga, Groupon, and Color. Nice people as long as you agree with them, meanwhile ignoring hard problems.
Funny how the laws of competition and capitalism work objectively. When the “you tried hard” accolades dissolve away, the market rewards economic contributions. The “Creative Class” isn’t.