Paws for thought

Hello everyone! That time of the year is looming closer, isn't it?

I am not going to mention 'it' today - you need a break from all that.

Friday, 18 May, 2012, 12:00am

What it means to be a good chief executive

According to a survey conducted for the South China Morning Post, Leung Chun-ying is the most popular choice to be the next chief executive, gaining 29.1 per cent support.

It is believed Leung has earned the support through his diligence and persistence. However, I am quite confident that his success was also boosted by the mistakes that some of the other candidates made.

10 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Be proactive and ready to accept new ways of thinking

Laura Bao (right), the summer assistant at Citibank's client experience team in country marketing, learned about the bank through the Citibank University banking course offered at the University of Hong Kong (HKU). Through her faculty, she applied for an internship.

What is your academic background?

19 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Doing more of what matters

In his book, Predictable Results in Unpredictable Times, Stephen Covey lists 'doing more with less' among his key principles of success during uncertain periods.

4 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Effective communication

Job insecurity in this uncertain economy is creating anxiety and distraction in the workplace, and companies are looking for new and innovative ways to keep their staff motivated and engaged. American Express International believes the solution lies in effective communication.

25 May 2009 - 12:00am

Classified Post embarks on search for team leader

Someone with a big heart and a love for managing people is called to apply for this important role.

Classified Post, published by South China Morning Post, is looking for a proactive and creative associate editor to lead its team.

5 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

To land of riches in seven steps

Overachievers' guide makes success a habit

Stephen Covey's book The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People is credited with turning thousands of listless corporate rats into dynamic overachievers. While becoming a capable manager is a fine and noble goal in America Inc, this is Hong Kong. So how can the American's guidelines help make you rich?

18 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Tackle changing rules with a constructive game plan

Increased regulation is a reality no market player can avoid or afford to ignore. And meeting this challenge with an open mind and proactive approach does not have to be costly and counterproductive.

23 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

PR company pitching for a new team player

A high-profile public relations specialist is looking to hire an office manager.

Citigate Dewe Rogerson is a financial communications consultancy that advises leading companies and governments on investor relations and corporate communications.

9 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Good security depends on human factor, says adviser

There is too much emphasis on technology and very little on the human side of the security equation, says a senior consultant at security specialist Datalink Business Solution.

'Humans are the weakest part of a security framework and yet people tend to look at security as a technical challenge,' says Thomas Yu, senior consultant for professional services at the Hong Kong-based firm.

22 Mar 2004 - 12:00am

Google fumbles on feeble Booble launch

If there's one thing the internet has been in dire need of, it's a good porn search engine. Not that we would ever personally use one, of course, but many people were no doubt thrilled to learn of the launch of

2 Feb 2004 - 12:00am

Tung must learn that good PR really matters

While I wholeheartedly agree with the main arguments in Margaret Ng's article, 'Do you know what's going on?' (South China Morning Post, July 7) and am very impressed by the clarity of her analysis, I would like to add a caveat.

28 Jul 2000 - 12:00am

Proactive approach

Paul Etherington's letter about preventing rubbish from spoiling our countryside headlined, 'Hikers must try to kick littering habit' (South China Morning Post, January 26), is commendable. I fully support the ideas he has suggested.

7 Feb 2000 - 12:00am

Competition law urged in wake of breach of licence

The $50,000 fine imposed on Hongkong Telecom last week for breaches of its licence underlines the need for speedy implementation of a competition law covering the sector, according to a specialist telecommunications lawyer.

The Office of the Telecommunications Authority (Ofta) fined Hongkong Telecom for charging lower fees than allowed to corporate customers.

20 Feb 1999 - 12:00am