Best of the web - August

  • From the trailer for Tim Harford's book, Adapt

Some of the best articles from around the web that we've read this month on creative careers, the art/design world, and generally keeping it together in your professional life


From the trailer for Tim Harford's book, Adapt

Some practical suggestions from the Guardian on how to make money while you’re studying. Online fashion reviews? Why not… http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2011/aug/18/making-money-at-university

How five talented graduates, including an architect and a fashion designer, made it to the top of their fields
http://www.independent.co.uk/student/career-planning/getting-job/the-secret-of-my-success-how-five-highflying-graduates-made-it-2343070.html

Frieze magazine celebrates its 20th birthday by reflecting on what’s changed in the art world over the past two decades
http://www.frieze.com/issue/article/happy-returns/

Summary of an inspiring new book by Tim Hartford on why success and failure
http://the99percent.com/tips/7072/Why-Success-Always-Starts-With-Failure

New York Times piece on the Art in the Marketplace Biennial, taking a hard-nosed approach to art world success – but does it work? http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/12/arts/design/bronx-calling-the-first-aim-biennial-review.html?scp=4&sq=art%20career&st=cse

Social entrepreneurship expert Rupert Schofield on how to hire and keep talented staff http://www.guardian.co.uk/social-enterprise-network/2011/aug/08/social-entrepreneurs-handbook-hiring-talent

OK, it’s from way back in June – but let’s make an exception for Smashing magazine’s very helpful article on copyright, creative commons, licensing and fair use http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2011/06/14/understanding-copyright-and-licenses/

Another oldie but goodie, this time from July – Wishful Thinking’s free audio seminar on how to stay on top of your finances as a creative freelancer or entrepreneur http://www.wishfulthinking.co.uk/2011/07/29/money-skills/