Ma Huateng


A friend who lives near Apple headquarters called and told me he saw a brilliant rainbow without any rain. That may be how God remembers Jobs

Kai-fu Lee, founder of technology incubator Innovation Works and former president of Google China

Friday, 7 October, 2011, 12:00am

Lai See

How bankers fill in idol moments after Sevens ride

What can drive bankers and brokers crazy after the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens?

Well, what about something akin to American Idol, except that contestants have to be from the financial industry?

2 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Lai See

Stock options are the fabled treasure for Alibaba directors

In the story of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, the eponymous character found a treasure by using the words 'Open Sesame' and became a rich man. In the local version, Alibaba founder Jack Ma Yun and his 12 directors found a treasure with the word 'IPO' and became millionaires.

24 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Lai See


Lai See really isn't one to giggle at other people's second-language names, especially when one of our ghost writer's adopted Chinese name translates as 'strong rice'. But we still smiled at Tencent chairman and chief executive Ma Huateng's choice for an English moniker. His last name in Chinese translates as 'horse', and his chosen English name is 'Pony'.

8 Jun 2004 - 12:00am