Issue: June 15, 2011   (Archive)
Monday, April 27, 2015   




Wisdom of management guru lives on
When chief executives are seeking management advice, they might read John Kotter, Gary Hamel or Philip Kotler. But there is another guru they should also pay attention to - an American professor named Peter Drucker. Dubbed "the father of modern management," Drucker inspired more than a generation of business elites in the United States with his profound thinking before he died in 2005.

Beyond the community
Despite the fact that they don't play football, basketball or soccer, Sergio da Silva and Armindo Goncalves were hotly recruited by Joliet Junior College in the US state of Illinois.

Less homework
A public elementary school in New York City, has abolished homework in the form of maths worksheets and essays, and is instead telling students to use their time for play. Students are also encouraged to read books of their own choosing and spend more time with their families.

Hooked on books
It is said "a book holds a house of gold." So what if you can take this to the next level and write a book yourself? To celebrate its first anniversary, the Sun Hung Kai Properties Reading Club, which was set up in 2013, has introduced a range of community programs, seminars and events to promote a reading culture throughout this year.

Philosophical guidance for future undergrads
If you are one of those young people whose bedroom is full of college prospectuses, whose friends all seem to know where they want to go and won't stop talking about it, and whose family constantly seem to be offering forceful and "helpful" suggestions, but you still have no idea where you want to go or what you want to study, then this week our aim is to help you.

Question of standards
In my recent article on A-level reform, I outlined changes made to the A-level system at the turn of the century when the British government introduced AS levels.

Tapping girl power
Just 29 percent of students taking technology courses at Hong Kong Polytechnic University were female, according to a recent Economist Intelligence Unit report titled Work to do: Women in male-dominated industries in Hong Kong, commissioned by the Women's Foundation.

Productive podcasts for language learners
This week we'll be looking at some of the best - and lesser known - podcasts available for those wanting to improve their language skills.

Home away from home
Thinking about packing your offspring off to a British boarding school? Before you do, here are five things you didn't know about boarding schools in the UK.

College majors with highest starting pay
If you have picked your college major based on starting salary alone then you may be in trouble - but you may not be alone.



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