“Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, said a company like Apple could not emerge in societies like Singapore where ‘bad behavior is not tolerated’ and people are not taught to think for themselves,” Shibani Mahtani and Sam Holmes report for The Wall Street Journal. “‘Look at structured societies like Singapore where bad behavior is not tolerated [and] you are extremely punished,” Mr. Wozniak said in a recent interview with the BBC. ‘Where are the creative people? Where are the great artists? Where are the great musicians? Where are the great writers?'”
“Speaking about the late Steve Jobs, his former business partner, he said that allowing creativity was more important than wearing a suit or the length of your hair,” Mahtani and Holmes report. “Speaking specifically about Singapore, he said that though many people are educated with well-paid jobs and nice cars, “creative elements” in society seem to have disappeared.”
Mahtani and Holmes report, “Singapore actively encourages startups and entrepreneurship in the city-state. According to government statistics, 29, 798 companies were formed in Singapore in 2010 across all sectors, a 13% increase from the previous year.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]