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  1. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Turning junk into gold: Business booms for Hong Kong vintage goods collectors

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 09:44am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau elaine.yau@scmp.com Local collectors are turning their passion for vintage goods and curios into thriving businesses For old time's sake Decked out with old cinema seats, ... a way around the obstacle. "We paid tea money to security guards to let us in. We also talked to the construction companies. They saw that by letting us walk off with the old furniture ...

  2. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Dr Dre was once accused of bringing Compton into disrepute but now he's hailed as the area's first billionaire

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 12:31pm by LAT

    ... With Apple's recent purchase of Beats for US$3 billion, Dre- real name Andre Young- is now hailed as Compton's first billionaire and an even more powerful role model in a community where ... of the most dangerous cities in the US. It was dark and the graphic lyrics were laced with violence and rage. For years, Compton tried to shed the image as a birthplace of West Coast gangsta rap. ...

  3. Lifestyle - Technology

    Hong Kong-based inventor's breakthrough robotic boat aims to clean-up oceans

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 10:41am by DARREN WEE

    ... Hongkongers are excited about technology, setting up a business is easy, taxes are low and regulations flexible, he says. He named the boat Protei after the proteus salamander, which lives ... has collaborators in South Korea, Norway, Mexico and many other countries. "The more people copy us, the better the technology becomes," he says. Harada, who describes himself ...

  4. Lifestyle - Books - LEADERSHIP

    Book review: The Power of Noticing, by Max Bazerman

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 12:31pm by David Wilson

    ... earthquake and, prophetically, a terrorist attack on New York City, reports Harvard Business School professor Max Bazerman. His point is that leaders should hone their observation skills- learn how ... overestimate our competence and conveniently blame our failures on external causes, he writes. Worse, we jump to conclusions based on limited information and cherish positive illusions, which leaves us ...

  5. Lifestyle - Family & Education - LEGAL EYE

    Choosing the right visa when migrating makes all the difference

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 10:39am by WITHERS

    ... their credentials to qualify for this. Lastly, there is the EB-5 visa, which requires the graduate to set up a business in the US and invest not less than US$500,000. A successful EB-5 applicant gets ... Patrick Hamlin life@scmp.com Graduates and the visa minefield Migration to developed countries is a hot political topic these days. The US and European economies have suffered badly ...

  6. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches

    Watchmakers and luxury jewellers blur the lines

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 01:49am by Abid Rahman

    ... and rings spun out of existing watch ranges has evolved into a thriving jewellery business with their own dedicated collections. The US$750 million acquisition of jeweller Harry Winston in 2013 ... stories in the watch industry this year was Graff Diamonds, the London-based jewellers, releasing the US$55 million "Hallucination". Behind the 110 carats of rare diamonds ...

  7. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Simon Birch, 17 years in Hong Kong, is taking his talents elsewhere because of red tape over exhibition spaces

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 12:31pm by Enid Tsui

    ... buildings that the government owns. They just never let us use it. It's bureaucracy". And so he is launching "The 14th Factory" in an old post office opposite Penn Station ... "I had Norman [Foster] on board but they wouldn't let us access the land," the artist says. And then there was the private art museum in Central. Wealthy property owners gave Birch ...

  8. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches - BRIEF ENCOUNTERS

    Brief Encounters: Lucia Tait

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 01:49am by Jing Zhang

    ... Shopping Concierge, I found it remarkable that I was able to start a small business in a huge city, in a cutthroat industry, at age 24, and make a name for myself. It was actually kind of brave and crazy. But that is the gift of youth- having blind confidence and less distractions and responsibilities holding you back. Of course, my business partner and I couldn't have done it without ...

  9. Lifestyle - Technology

    Streaming services are becoming consumers' music delivery platform of choice

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 01:49am by Jamie Carter

    ... the music industry has been in flux. From illegal file-sharing to YouTube, from downloads to streaming services, it continues to pioneer new ways to consume content, and new business models. What ... to become the default way for all of us to consume music is Apple's acquisition of Beats. Although known mostly for its recognisable Beats by Dr Dre headphones, it's the company's ...

  10. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Let it rip: surf's up in Shenzhen

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 11:10pm by THOMAS BIRD

    ... offering accommodation, Western food and windsurfing facilities, business began to pick up. Don't miss: A la caste: In India culinary customs based on class and region can dictate who you ... established the first water sports-oriented hotel in the village. "When we began painting the building, locals laughed at us," recalls Howland. "They didn't know why we were ...




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