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Family planning for succession

As Hong Kong entrepreneurs from the 1960s pass retirement age, their families are faced with the often difficult problems of succession. Liana Cafolla talks to both business experts and family therapists.

Monday, 30 April, 2012, 12:00am

Mindfulness training can help meditator cut losses

Mindfulness meditation is a practice that cultivates awareness of the present moment and clears the mind of other thoughts, often accomplished by non-judgmentally focusing attention on the physical sensations of breathing or other experience as it occurs.

5 Apr 2014 - 1:56am 4 comments

Meet a woman CEO with 9 children

While some women might delay or give up having children to focus on business, Newton Investment Management chief executive Helena Morrissey showed she could have both the career and nine children at the same time.

Morrissey, a British fund manager who now lives in London with her husband and kids, started her career as a bond fund manager in 1987 at Schroders.

7 Mar 2014 - 10:46am 4 comments

Procter & Gamble board’s oversight questioned as boss departs

The sudden exit of Procter & Gamble’s Bob McDonald as chief executive and the return of former chief executive AG Lafley in his place has raised questions about the vigilance of one of America’s highest-profile corporate boards.

29 May 2013 - 2:32pm

Glencore's aluminium chief in shock exit

Glencore Xstrata's head of aluminium, Gary Fegel, is set to leave the company, sources said, the first high-profile departure since commodity trading giant Glencore closed its purchase of miner Xstrata this month.

23 May 2013 - 4:41am

Powering a positive family business unit

"Why am I working 60-plus hours a week to grow this business while my siblings share equally in the dividends but don't have the responsibilities I have?"

This is a question that Johnston Wang, chairman and CEO of his family's manufacturing firm, has asked himself many times.

2 Mar 2013 - 4:17am

France backs Lauvergeon for “major” EADS role

France has stepped up support for Anne Lauvergeon as the potential new chairwoman of EADS , injecting fresh uncertainty into efforts to free the European aerospace group’s top management from state interference.

29 Jan 2013 - 10:24am

All the business world's a Cantonese opera stage

Had it not been for a fire, Albert Au Siu-cheung might have ended up as a film star rather than an accountant.

Au, chairman of Hong Kong's fifth-largest accounting firm, BDO, was cast in a movie by his aunt, legendary Cantonese opera star Pak Suet-sin, when he was nine. Alas, the set went up in flames in an accidental fire and the film was abandoned.

19 Jan 2013 - 5:12am

Employers rein in after-hours e-mails to boost productivity

Katey Klippel makes a point of keeping her smartphone in her bag when she returns home from a hard day at the management consulting firm where she works in Washington.

That way, she can better practise what her employer preaches and stop checking her e-mails after hours.

19 Nov 2012 - 3:39am

Jet crew's etiquette manual embarrasses Abercrombie & Fitch CEO

The male actors and models who worked on Abercrombie & Fitch's Gulfstream jet had crystal-clear rules for serving CEO Michael Jeffries, right down to the sort of underpants to wear.

20 Oct 2012 - 3:59am