Issue: March 22, 2006   (Archive)
Monday, November 30, 2015   

Work-life balance just the tonic
I ran into Kelly Lam, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan zone director for multinational pharmaceutical company Sanofi.

Don't be left looking a right jerk with those knee-jerk reactions
Now that my children are all on Facebook I don't punish them for misdeeds any more. I just tag them on old family pictures of them pooping at the poolside etc.

A baby-boom plan with teething problems
Changes in demographics bring changes in society, slowly but surely. Politicians make calculated moves to appeal to the biggest group of voters. Businesses also change their propositions as the tastes and needs of consumers change. Demographics is the most powerful force in society and it is the single most important factor to consider in long-term forecasting.

Project far from run-of-the-mill
A week ago I bumped into Nan Fung Group chief executive officer Antony Leung Kam- chung at a function.

HK down the drain? You can bank on it!
Nowadays, I often hear people say Hong Kong is going down the drain. The idiom "go down the drain" means to fail or to be destroyed. Many people feel Hong Kong has gone down the drain since the handover. Well-known businessman Allan Zeman said on my TVB show some time ago that Hong Kong is stuck. If you are stuck, it means you cannot move forward. Allan Zeman said Hong Kong is stuck because some politicians filibuster and politicize every issue. I agree with him. I also agree with people who say Hong Kong is going down the drain. Something happened to me last week that made me feel Hong Kong is stuck not only because of politics.

Calculating a future based on mathematics
Eric Lin Cheuk-yin is 18 years old. That is an age when most of his counterparts would start university, but Lin has already obtained his degree in mathematics from the University of Cambridge.

Music lovers to hit the Beach
The balmy weather we have been experiencing is perfect for outdoor activities, such as the Hong Kong Philharmonic concert held on the Central waterfront last week.

School with history provides lesson for all
"In all ages the conception of education has centered round individual success and social service as the ultimate principles of life, with emphasis sometimes on the one and sometimes on the other. But, unless these two aims, apparently contradictory on their own level, are reconciled and united in higher synthesis, no true harmony of human life can be attained."

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