Talking points

Perhaps it was two decades in the 'silent service' that made John Miers so keen to talk.

Sunday, 2 August, 2009, 12:00am

In search of a gem to lead cultural district

Appointing a CEO for the West Kowloon Cultural District is perhaps the most important responsibility its authority members will undertake in their term of office. For the success of the cultural district, and for Hong Kong, choosing the right person is foundational.

2 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

CEO role in jeopardy as members oppose timing

The move by the Hong Kong Cricket Association (HKCA) to hire a million-dollar chief executive is on a knife edge with almost half of the executive committee opposed to the timing.

19 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

liberal studies


Answer the following questions

1 What is the argument for CEOs of financial companies not to apologise?

a) Because it is against their arrogant nature.

b) It is culturally insensitive.

c) If they apologise, they are admitting they did something wrong and this might encourage lawsuits.

28 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Have your say

Appreciate your family and your life

I refer to the article 'Father's suicide after slashing family' (SCMP, July 26). It was a tragic story. The father attacked his own daughter and then killed himself.

Every day, people take their own lives because they're depressed and angry.

3 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Six steps for happy investing

John L. Chan has a six-step approach for successful investing in China. It was developed through extensive interviews with both successful and unsuccessful investors in the country.

5 Oct 2003 - 12:00am

Be grateful when your staff disagree with you

THE chief executive officer of a mid-sized company recently described a situation to me that probably sends a tremor of recognition into the heart of any entrepreneur.

18 Jul 1993 - 12:00am

Subtle persuasion beats commands every time

AS THE founder and CEO of a company, I have always thought that I could get anything to happen at our company if I wanted it to happen. No matter how foolish or whimsical my personal decision may be, I could push it through the organisation simply by dictating that it be done.

In theory, like any boss, all I would have to say is, ''Do it!'' But I don't.

6 Jun 1993 - 12:00am