13 May '12, 9pm

author Fredrik Haren.

I have lost count of the number of times I have been asked: "As an author of creativity books, how on earth can you live in Singapore?" And when I reply, "Because I think it is the best place in the world to live for a creative person", most people think I am kidding and everyone asks me to explain. But no, I am not kidding. And yes, let me explain. I moved to Beijing from my native Sweden in 2005 because I wanted to be in Asia when Asian countries truly started to embrace creativity. The defining moment for me was when Hu Jintao gave a speech to the Chinese people in which he said that "China should be an innovative country 15 years from now". Since I write books on business creativity, I just had to move to Asia and see this shift happen. After two years in Beijing, I learnt two things: Firstly, I wanted to leave Beijing, which is a fascinating city, but has too much tra...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Singapore/EDC120514-0000008/Th...

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  1. 15 May '12, 2am

    oh, Singapore is definitely the best place in the world for tuition teachers!

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