In President Obama’s State Of The Union Speech [1/25/11] his focus for the future is on innovation and ideas. He mentioned it over and over again, which is good news for those of us in the Creative Class. It’s our time to shine. The more things change (and need to change), the more we need things to be better and faster, and the more we are locked in fierce competition with others, the more we will be needed. When I say “us”, I am referring to those out there who thrive on change, challenging the status quo, and work well under pressure–creative thinkers with one thing in common, a need to find new and improved ways to do things.