Entrepreneurial Mindset

Women with the entrepreneurial spirit celebrated at Ladies Who Launch party

Those on a treasure hunt for business acumen would have done well to show up at the Ladies Who Launch book launch. Several men joined the many ladies at the event, filling the Bookazine store in IFC Mall.

Tuesday, 12 July, 2011, 12:00am

Breathe new life into the spirit of entrepreneurship in Hong Kong

There has been so much talk about the narrow economic base in Hong Kong. Economic studies point to the strong link between entrepreneurship on the one hand, and innovation, job creation and long-term gross domestic product growth on the other. We need to take a fresh look at what entrepreneurship should mean for 21st century Hong Kong.

10 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Ambitious team players needed

ING Insurance's regional office is looking for people who can help strengthen support for its business units and cater for the expansion of its in-house commerce, finance and internal audit teams.

New hires will be expected to co-ordinate with business units around Asia, and interact with the company's head office in Amsterdam.

30 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Insurer seeks 2,600 sales staff

With the increase in demand for personalised investment advice, AIA Hong Kong wants to recruit about 2,600 sales representatives, of whom 50 per cent would be financial planners.

28 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Perseverance pays off for entrepreneurs

Stewart Thornhill is a professor in strategy and entrepreneurship at Richard Ivey School of Business. Based in Ontario, he is a regular visitor to Asia, running lectures and seminars on entrepreneurship at the Richard Ivey School in Hong Kong.

What character traits do successful entrepreneurs tend to display?

13 May 2009 - 12:00am

Sights set on business

There has been a threefold increase in entrepreneurial activity in Hong Kong over the past three years, according to a recent worldwide report by Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, a non-profit academic research consortium which will conduct research in more than 42 countries this year.

19 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Relinquish your grip on workers

Respected self-help guru praises mainland but calls on employers to abandon command and control mindset

Respected self-help guru Stephen Covey has praised China's entrepreneurship, but warned that Chinese employers need to move away from the command and control mindset of the industrial age to keep up in the global marketplace.

3 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

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1 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Room for more entrepreneurial spirit'

Hong Kong people are famous for their hard work, 'get up and go' mentality and 'can do' spirit. When it comes to entrepreneurship, however, they are far less entrepreneurial today than they have been in the past.

26 May 2007 - 12:00am

Speak the language of sales and win this job

Sales professionals looking for a workplace that rewards an entrepreneurial mindset should consider this position at a fast-growing, privately owned company.

18 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

The complete entrepreneur is master of hard and soft skills

Business is all about ideas and connections - you must have an idea and then know who to call

13 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

End of a tradition?

Hong Kong people rank low in entrepreneurial spirit, according to an international survey. Only three in every 100 Hongkongers started their own business in the past few years. What do you make of this? Share your views: write to us

25 May 2005 - 12:00am

Helping young entrepreneurs put business ideas to the test

Encouraging young people to realise their dreams of setting up their own business is why Sophie Leung (pictured) founded the Young Entrepreneurs Development Council.

The private, non-profit-making organisation seeks to cultivate entrepreneurial and leadership qualities among young people in Hong Kong.

31 Mar 2000 - 12:00am

Enterprise shines through recession woes

Enterprise. On the week that the local economy was declared, officially, to be shrinking, you could have been pardoned for thinking this particular 'e-word' had disappeared from the Hong Kong vernacular.

Granted, it takes two quarters of negative growth before we are officially in a recession, but, at a statistical level, the signs are not good.

30 May 1998 - 12:00am