The call of home

It was my first night in the United States. My landlord had yet to tidy up my room so I stayed in his study. Waking in the middle of the night, I took a random book from a shelf: Chinese in San Francisco.

Saturday, 2 June, 2012, 12:00am

Catering to the emotions of investor clients

Behavioural finance is best defined by contrasting it with classical finance theory, according to Greg Davies, managing director and head of behavioural and quantitative investment philosophy at Barclays, based in London.

Most of last century's economic theory was based on the assumption that people are rational all the time.

22 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

If you feel it, you can do it

In 1954, Englishman Roger Bannister became the first person to run a mile in less than four minutes. It was a feat many believed impossible, but in front of about 3,000 spectators at a meet between the British Amateur Athletics Association and the University of Oxford, the then 25-year-old medical student pushed himself to complete the race in three minutes, 59.4 seconds.

1 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Cheer up, don't just sit there brooding

I am writing in response to the article 'Your moods on Facebook can infect your friends' (Young Post, August 5).

I, too, have some tips about how to brighten our days.

7 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Love makes the world go round

Weapons of mass destruction. Political power. Economic might. Many people would say these are the most powerful things in life. But are they?

Consider this: if you had just one more day to live, what would you do? Would you go on a shopping spree? Would you try to make yourself known to the world somehow?

27 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Mother of all guilt trips

There was a time in my earlier parenting days when, in my naivete, I honestly believed mother's guilt was something only working mums suffered from. Having returned to working part time when my son was very almost three and my daughter just over a year old, I quickly became familiar with this issue.

31 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Using emotions as allies

Emotional quotient (EQ) and its sibling emotional intelligence (EI) are very much in vogue among researchers and consultants keen to identify the factors that set successful leaders apart.

13 May 2011 - 12:00am

Patience finally pays off for Shum

Lions' Fortune repaid connections patience with a long-awaited victory at his 23rd start for trainer Danny Shum Chap-shing and jockey Douglas Whyte. 'They've waited patiently for this win, he's a six-year-old having his first victory, but Danny has got him going well,' Whyte said.

25 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Drop in, chill out

Misery loves company, as the saying goes. So it was about time an online social networking site celebrated depression, anxiety and the petty disappointments of everyday life with tongue-in-cheek humour. Launched last month, mychillpills.com combines the core functions of an online community - including blogs, forums and videos - with a focus on mental health issues.

21 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Students explore feelings about airports

Hong Kong design students teamed up with their counterparts from country partner the Netherlands this week to blend their creative ideas in the lead up to the Business of Design Week, to be held in October. The workshop saw 22 students from Polytechnic University, Dutch students and design professionals explore the relationship between design and emotion at airports.

21 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

A tribute to love

Illustrator John Ho's latest work is a personal account of his life and emotions

22 May 2008 - 12:00am

Use jealousy for the greater good

You may be jealous of others for different reasons. If your friends are very rich but you are poor, you might envy them.

Sometimes your friends may be more intelligent than you and get good academic results. This could also bring resentment.

14 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Progressive learning model proves ideal for busy executive

When Peter Lau Kwok-kuen, chairman and chief executive of Giordano International, came to enrol in the DBA programme, it was a bit of surprise even to the faculty. For an executive as senior and as busy as him, it seemed unimaginable for him to be back at school.

1 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Take it easy and think positive

Life is too short to be too serious. If we are serious about everything, we will be unhappy.

It's important to treat different aspects of life with different levels of seriousness. Some things in life don't have to be serious at all.

I recently read a book that echoed these thoughts.

12 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Temper! Temper!


Have you lost your temper over the past week? We all do it, so the answer is probably 'Yes'.

Did you shout and scream and want to hit somebody? Everyone gets angry from time to time and in the right situation anger can be a good thing.

15 Jun 2007 - 12:00am