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David Wilson

Thatcher the 'supreme realist' did her best for city, ex-governor Wilson says

Margaret Thatcher would have preferred not to have been British prime minister when the future of Hong Kong had to be decided, former governor David Wilson says. But as a "supreme realist", she did her utmost to ensure that Hongkongers' way of life would continue after 1997, he says.

Wednesday, 10 April, 2013, 4:14am

Book review: 'Mastery' by Robert Greene

Few writers can compete with Los Angeles' Robert Greene in the street-cred stakes. He is a specialist in the themes of strategy, power, sex and seduction, making him a hit with the success-fixated hip hop industry. 

3 Dec 2012 - 2:57pm

Former governor returns for dinner, but never for seconds

Former governor of Hong Kong, David Wilson, was espied dining at the Police Officers' Club with a group of people on Saturday evening. He was apparently exercising his role as chancellor of the University of Aberdeen, a post he has held since 1997, and was entertaining members of the university's Hong Kong alumni.

30 Oct 2012 - 4:25am

Ex-governor David Wilson 'clueless' why he got job over Prince Charles

Former Hong Kong governor David Wilson has no idea why he was assigned to run the city in the 1980s instead of Prince Charles, who, according to a recent book, once topped a list of candidates.

30 Oct 2012 - 11:53am

All the Money in the World

All the Money in the World by Laura Vanderkam Portfolio

The standard advice that the average financial adviser offers could be summed up in three words: 'stop buying lattes'.

29 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

The Language of Leaders

The Language of Leaders by Kevin Murray Kogan Page

We live in a fishbowl. Thanks to the scrutiny fuelled by social media, no manager is further than a thoughtless word away from a crisis.

22 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

The User's Guide to the Human Mind

The User's Guide to the Human Mind by Shawn Smith New Harbinger Publications

Do you suffer from anxiety? If so, don't worry because everyone else is a bag of nerves too, says Colorado psychologist Shawn Smith.

18 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

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