Jonathan Goh

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My Dad Was Bruce Lee—Here’s How He Still Inspires Me And Others To Innovate

Bruce Lee’s daughter reflects on the philosophies and inspiration her late father cultivated throughout his acclaimed career.<p>I’ve often said that if my father had just been a kung fu action film star who made four and a half kickass films in the ’70s, I would consider it a personal fun fact and …

This Job Search Software Company for Colleges Just Raised More Cash

Handshake, a software company focused on helping college students find jobs, just raised $20 million in new funding, led by Spark Capital.<p>Online job …

Apartment List raises $30 million to find you a home

There’s no shortage of competition in the housing space, but Apartment List is making a dent in rentals.<p>With more than 5 percent of America’s listings already on the site, the startup is raising $30 million in a round led by Canaan Partners to take the business to the next level.<p>“Our goal was to …

Venture Capital

WA’s economic future is precarious post mining boom

<i>Cross-posted from The Conversation:</i><p>The mining industry will still be important to WA’s economy in the future and new growth is unlikely to come from …

HigherMe raises $1.5M to help businesses hire hourly workers

Hiring startup HigherMe is announcing that it has raised $1.5 million in seed funding. It’s also brought on some big names as customers, including Dunkin Donuts, Panera Bread — and most recently, fast food chain White Castle.<p>Co-founder and CEO Rob Hunter (a past owner of multiple Marble Slab …

One Important Way To Think About Your Job (And How Future-Proof It Is)

As we are entering the third Industrial Revolution, more and more of our jobs will be replaced by robots and algorithms. Some estimates claim that 5 million jobs or more will be lost to machines by 2020.<p>And it’s not science fiction or paranoia; as advances in big data, deep learning, robotics, and …

Truth, beauty and annihilation: my quest for chess mastery | Stephen Moss

When I hit a slump in middle age, I set out on a quest to see if playing better chess would make me a better person. I was unprepared for the pain of defeat<p>I was probably the most average chess player in the world. But there came a point where being average was no longer enough. I had become good …

Australia's destructive march towards mega-cities

Back in July, the <i>Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning</i> updated its population projections, which forecast huge growth in …

6 Scientifically Proven Benefits Of Mindfulness And Meditation

When I tell people that I’m a lawyer who teaches other lawyers and professionals to practice mindfulness and meditation, I get a lot of puzzled looks. Lawyers may seem like an unlikely group of professionals to practice mindfulness and meditation, but there’s a growing number of law schools and law …

How to Stay Motivated When You Feel Like Giving Up

<i>The MPW Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely questions</i> …

Solar Is Going to Get Ridiculously Cheap

Solar will become the cheapest source to produce power in many countries over the next 15 years, according to a new report from Bloomberg New Energy …

Blueprints Of NSA's Ridiculously Expensive Data Center In Utah Suggest It Holds Less Info Than Thought

For the last two months, we’ve been bombarded with stories about the<p>spyinginformation-collection practices of the NSA thanks to documents leaked by the agency’s most regretted contract employee, Edward Snowden. The degree of forced exposure has gotten to the point that once secret information …

International Online Shopping Expected to Almost Triple in Next 5 Years

For consumers, the world is shrinking. For entrepreneurs, that’s an opportunity to grow sales.<p>International online shopping in six major markets is expected to exceed $105 billion in 2013, according to data released today by online payment processor PayPal. That estimate totals cross-border …

eCommerce

The Four Things People Can Still Do Better Than Computers

Yes, it’s down to 4. You better be good at them.<p>Humans are good at some things. Computers are good at other things.<p>As Google CEO Eric Schmidt has put it, the key for humans who want to succeed in the future will be observing this “separation of powers” and collaborating with computers while …

How It's Made: Tesla Model S

Watch as a 20,000 pound metal coil rides a conveyor belt through a factory to become a car.<p>In a Fremont factory, robots make up 5% of the employees who work on the Tesla Model S. Take a look at the life of the vehicles, as they travel through the factory on conveyor belts, transforming from giant …

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Science Of Persuasion

The Big Chill-Out: How Meditation Can Help With Everything

Changing the way your genes express themselves, coaxing you to actually understand yourself, and finally letting you really relax: Meditation is well worth getting familiar with.<p><i>Are tweets, statuses, pins, pokes, and pixels dominating your life? This week, as part of our #unplug series, we’re</i> …

The Road To Resilience: How Unscientific Innovation Saved Marlin Steel

A little maker of metal baskets shows how U.S. manufacturers can thrive against all comers.<p>The American economy has some really quirky corners–places so esoteric or tucked away we hardly notice them. In 1998, Drew Greenblatt bought one of those corners–a company called Marlin Steel that specialized …

Diving in Cyprus

Sink your toes into the white sand on a relaxing diving holiday to Cyprus, where endless visibility and curious shipwrecks are waiting just off shore.<p>…

Scuba Diving

Entrepreneurial Life Shouldn't Be This Way--Should It?

Depression is a fact of life for some entrepreneurs.<p>Earlier this year, two tech entrepreneurs, Aaron Swartz and Jody Sherman, committed suicide independently of each other. Both faced incredible pressures. And both suffered from depression.<p>It's not a topic the start-up community understands well. …

Mental Health

Data is Worthless if You Don’t Communicate It

There is a pressing need for more businesspeople who can think quantitatively and make decisions based on data and analysis, and businesspeople who can do so will become increasingly valuable. According to a McKinsey Global Institute report on big data, we’ll need over 1.5 million more data-savvy …

Not Just The Usual Suspects

Love em or hate em, oil and natural gas companies keep the world running, and will for many years to come. The following 2012 ranking of the world's biggest is based on the combined volumes of oil and natural gas that these companies produce each day. You'll see one individual (arguably the oil …

Watch: Apple’s Poetic Statement On Its Design Process

Minimalist? Simple? Flat? In this video, Apple reminds the world that its design goes beyond Bauhaus sensibility.<p>At WWDC, the lights went down, the hollers went up, and then Apple played this video in a near whisper. In that moment, I thought it was mistimed. It was too much of a love-in intro to …

An Unexpected Highlight Of A CES Lacking Soul

But, as Creative Culturalist for Y&R New York, my interest isn’t so much in Ultra HD TV sets, or phablets, but rather the ripples in the zeitgeist …

Consumer Tech

How Walter Salles and José Rivera Turned Kerouac’s “On the Road” into a Film

By Ari Karpel5 minute Read<p>“When Walter [Salles] asked me to write <i>On the Road</i>, what went through my mind was, ‘Oh, my gosh, we’re going to do another …

Literature

Finding the Right Business Broker for Your Business Sale

Some of the nation's leading business-for-sale experts offer their tips to help you find the broker that is the right fit for your sale.<p>When it comes time to sell a small or medium-sized business, most owners will benefit from working with an experienced business broker. Although it's possible to …

Beware, Common Sense Is a Good Idea Killer

Want to be a disruptor? Then stop with the clichés and start thinking differently.<p>A complacent company isn't disruptive. At best, it's slow to change and stuck in the wrong behavior pattern, said Luke Williams, author of <i>Disrupt,</i> during the World Innovation Forum Thursday.<p>"The only time an …