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  1. Giving up soft drinks

    Posted Jul 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I have been trying my best to quit the habit of drinking too many soft drinks. I got the idea after I read a newspaper article about the nutritional content of these drinks. I was astonished. I didn't realise they contain so much sugar! I was determi ...

  2. Of Other Space

    Posted Sep 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Arthur Chan's installations and sculptures (including About Improvisation 4, left) present a new perception on space via deconstructed cityscape architecture. Mon-Sat, 10am-7pm, YY9 Gallery, G/F, 83-85 Sing Woo Rd, Happy Valley. Ends Oct 7 ...

  3. Johan Persson

    Posted Jun 20th 2010, 12:00am by Jo Baker

    ... Jo Baker Who? Johan Persson has managed one of the largest design firms in his native Sweden and has worked on products for Sony Ericsson and Miele, among others. After moving to Hong Kong six years ago, he was appointed managing director of a joint ventu ...

  4. A lesson from greedy Chan

    Posted Feb 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fung shui master Tony Chan Chun-chuen is ridiculous. He received a lot of money when Nina Wang Kung Yu-sum died. But that was not enough for him. Now it looks as if was behaving illegally and his greed drew attention to that. Did he really need all that m ...

  5. Living in the twilight zone has its moments

    Posted Oct 15th 2008, 12:00am by Carl Sutherland

    ... Carl Sutherland Lighter side Life in the pleasantly detached world of serviced apartments is generally uneventful and anodyne, a major selling point of this most temporal sector of the property segment. Here one can find an oasis of calm that is one' ...

  6. Fooled by Randomness- The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets

    Posted Jun 17th 2007, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... Tim Cribb Fooled by Randomness- The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets by Nassim Nicholas Taleb Penguin, HK$165 Hong Kong is awash with financial and economic analysts who use all sorts of software to anticipate events and make lots of money ...

  7. Engaging people's minds may just be a matter of perception

    Posted Oct 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Rex Aguado Listening to Simon Nowroz talk about his personal life and professional predilections, one can be forgiven for assuming that his nickname is 'Change'. From an early age, Nowroz seems to have seen and lived through events that others m ...

  8. Everything Is Obvious* Once You Know the Answer

    Posted Jun 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Richard James Havis Everything Is Obvious* Once You Know the Answer by Duncan J. Watts Crown Business Science has been at war with common sense for decades. It's usual for us to look at any situation and apply our common sense- sometimes in the form ...

  9. Home ownership must not be ever-elusive

    Posted Oct 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Last week, the University of Hong Kong Social Sciences Research Centre released results of a survey into people's hopes towards buying property. The news is bleak. About 60 per cent of the 1,063 respondents feel 'no hope' of being able to b ...

  10. 'Black Swan' author praises HK

    Posted Sep 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Sin The city's financial system has proven to be robust enough to withstand the financial crisis that started last year, says Professor Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of The Black Swan. The Lebanon-born and US-based professor complimented Hong ...




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