Luisa Tam

Construction firm builds on excellence

To bronze-award winner Chun Wo Development Holdings, quality not only means business, but also defines the organisation's culture and supports its growth.

Tuesday, 17 July, 2012, 12:00am

School hunt starts early

When Napoleon was asked if he preferred courageous generals or brilliant generals, he replied neither. He preferred lucky generals. It goes to show how important it is to be lucky in life. Nonetheless, I firmly believe luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity, as the popular saying goes.

25 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Modelling the artist from within

Antoinette Rozan dedicates her life to pursuing her zeal for sculpture and sharing the joy of creativity through teaching.

'The day I touched clay, I felt alive,' she recalls. 'I discovered a rare and precious means of expressing my deep-rooted passion for life.'

28 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

DISTRICT of desire

Happy Valley has not been immune from the recent chill that has hit the local property market.

3 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

What do they spend?

Mainland investors buying overseas property can be classed into three categories, according to Rebecca Shum, executive director of international project marketing at CB Richard Ellis.

3 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Anson Chan - Former chief secretary

Integrity, among the many qualities that make a successful female leader, comes above all else for Anson Chan Fang On-sang. 'In public life, you have to be whiter than white,' she says. 'You don't have the luxury of talking off the top of your head. The buck stops with you when you hold high office.'

11 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Earning their spurs

One of Hong Kong's most popular tourist attractions, The Peak Galleria bears testament to the success of Hang Lung Properties' human resources management approach, according to Henry Cheung Kam-ling, assistant director of leasing and management.

16 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Daredevil follows his dreams

Founder and managing director of Hind Hotels & Properties and the Ovolo Group, Girish Jhunjhnuwala knows a thing or two about taking chances. He moved out of the comfort zone of running a well-established family watch-manufacturing business less than 10 years ago and ventured into the unknown by starting up in the serviced apartment business.

2 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Cottage industry

A run-down Hakka house was converted into a welcoming home for a mother and daughter who brought its spirit back to life.

9 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Nurturing the little green guy within us

We sense the agitation from time to time. It is everywhere in the city. It makes us restless, flustered and frantic; leaving us desperate to maintain even a dash of energy to survive. We rush to work, and rush to finish our lunch to return to work.

21 Feb 2004 - 12:00am

Victorian morals

I read Luisa Tam's article headlined 'Empty minds, sexist advertising' (September 6) with two emotions: sorrow and disgust.

13 Sep 2003 - 12:00am

Empty minds, sexist advertising

We are living in a culture of increasing emptiness, despite the fact that it is full of tremendous achievements in technology, science and health. But, no matter how we disguise it, it is still a culture of materialism, superficiality, vanity and violence, poverty and pollution. Our culture is definitely sick, and advertising, to a great extent, perpetuates this.

6 Sep 2003 - 12:00am

cab chat

Law Chi-yuen, 35, has come up with a way to improve business and is working with a network of cabbies to provide a cheaper and better service. Ride from Quarry Bay to Sai Kung. Cost:$248.4.

5 Sep 2003 - 12:00am

Cab chat

Chow Sai-keung, 46, says a lesson should be learned from the recent assaults on two social welfare officers by their clients. Ride from Shau Kei Wan to Tsuen Wan. Cost $171.60.

29 Aug 2003 - 12:00am

Our finest hour

For many years, Hong Kong's social and political movement has been like a child at the back of a crowd - watching the parade with limited participation, but with occasional shouting and jeering.

8 Jul 2003 - 12:00am