Tweetie Bird In exchange for struggling in the crowded city, the poorest artist can be enriched by the ideas circulating for free. [More from ccoletta]

October 14, 2001

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About the Show

Dan Pink is the author of . A contributing editor at Fast Company, he spent the last two years interviewing hundreds of soloists, temps, and micropreneurs about their work and lives.Ê

Because of his provocative and sometimes controversial views, Dan has been called "a one-man advocacy group for free agency" by the New York Times Magazine, and "the hyperactive self-styled guru of the free-agent lifestyle" by The Guardian of London.

His articles, essays, and book reviews on business, work, and technology have appeared in Fast Company, The New York Times, The New Republic, George, The Washington Monthly, The Worldly Investor, and other publications. He also writes a monthly column, "The Idea File," for the Wall Street Journal's Interactive Edition.

Dan says his last real job was in the White House, where he served from 1995 to 1997 as chief speechwriter to Vice President Al Gore.Ê He is a graduate of Northwestern and Yale Law.

Dan will be our guest on "Smart City" Sunday, 9 a.m. Central on the WKNO-FM Stations.Ê It will be repeated Tuesday, 9 a.m. on 88.9.Ê "Smart City" is also streamed live on the Web.

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