Jonathan Tan

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Is An MFA The New MBA?

Companies all across America are starting to see a critical talent gap as older employees retire. Arts students may not have all the traditional skills, but they have the most important one: creativity.<p>An estimated 10,000 Baby Boomers will turn 65 every day for at least the next 17 years, according …

Creative Industries

40 ways to save a fortune

In these troubled times, businesses and entrepreneurs can’t always rely on anybody else’s financial support.<p>Banks – not worth the paper their money …

Small Business

New light cast on dark matter

Following the discovery of the Higgs boson, perhaps the most pressing problem in particle physics is to determine the nature of dark matter. The …

Daniel Dennett: 'You can make Aristotle look like a flaming idiot'

Big thinkers make for big targets and they don't come much bigger, physically and intellectually, than Daniel Dennett. The tall, 71-year-old …

10 Easy Tips and Tricks for Looking Better in Photographs

Before running out for Botox or for a fancy photographer, here are 10 quick and easy things you can do to improve how you look in photos:<p>Have a lot …

18-year-old’s invention can recharge a cell phone in 30 seconds

A teenager from Saratoga, California took home one of the top prizes at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair late last week after …

To Innovate, First Expand Your Mind

Each of these facts, and many others, can be found in a single, highly stimulating book entitled (appropriately) <i>This Will Make You Smarter: 150 New</i> …

Planetary Habitability

Forbes Greatest Hits: The 10 golden rules for living the good life: http://bit.ly/10MdE7G 1. Examine life, engage life with vengeance; always search for new pleasures and new destines to reach with your mind.

"I always carry around a device that runs Evernote. I have this massive notebook called IDEAS and another one called PERSONAL IDEAS and another one called CRAZY IDEAS. I make it my business to go back and reread the stack of ideas quite frequently." How to generate startup ideas, from PayPal cofounder Max Levchin: http://trib.al/lFAociS

How To Start A Business With Only $100 In The Bank

Chris Guillebeau is a writer, entrepreneur, and traveler. His latest book, <i>The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future</i>, is now a New York Times bestseller. During a lifetime of self-employment and ventures ranging from online publishing to …

Stability through instability

THIS spring, the economics commentariat is discussing the relationship between monetary policy and financial stability. The concern that loose …

How to spot a murderer's brain

In 1987, Adrian Raine, who describes himself as a neurocriminologist, moved from Britain to the US. His emigration was prompted by two things. The …

Maya Angelou used to check into a sparse hotel room and work from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., accompanied by a dictionary, a Bible, and a bottle of sherry. The daily rituals of the world's most creative people: http://trib.al/5IxoHxN

Why university is a waste of time

I staunchly believe that for the vast majority, university is completely pointless. I think that three years of “further education” fails to educate …

Selling

How to start a conversation

The key to being a self sufficient networker is the ability to start a conversation with someone you’ve never met before, without an …

5 Things Founders Don't Talk About

Last week I had a dozen business founders over for beer and pizza to catch up and talk shop. It’s one of my favorite things to do, because I think when you get a group of fellow founders in a room together, there’s instant fraternity among them. People let their guards down. When surrounded by …

"Careers are the biggest creators of fear because they're our stream of income." - Stephen Pollan http://bit.ly/11qxL1C

Why Humor Makes You More Creative

You can’t self-monitor your way to innovation. A jovial office environment is hugely important, and a few good laughs can change everything at work.<p>When you’re getting creative, you relax your inhibitions.<p>Stanford professor Tina Seelig shows us why in her book <i>InGenius</i>: In one study, jazz musicians …