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Thomas Edison

Bitter rivalries can goad firms to greatness

Bitter personal rivalries are hardly unknown in the business world, and they are found at every level, from fiercely competing family stores to massive conglomerates.

Wednesday, 9 April, 2014, 1:34am 1 comment

Chalk failure up to experience, then move on to your next idea

William Zeckendorf, the American property developer who died recently, is not well known in Hong Kong, but he is credited with literally shaping and transforming Manhattan with his buildings.

26 Feb 2014 - 5:20am 1 comment

So what?

'Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do doesn't mean it's useless.'

Thomas Edison (1847-1931), inventor

'What' is one of the most frequently used words in the English language.

Guess what?

When would you say ...

1 What brings you here?

27 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Quake rescue story exposes textbook lies

A group of literature teachers targeted the tale of a father's heroic rescue mission after an earthquake, which was told in three versions, to expose fabrications in Chinese textbooks.

22 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Myth overtakes fact

Just hours after the light-bulb scandal broke 10 days ago I was up at Government House with the chief executive, Donald Tsang Yam-kuen. We were recording a TV show. He seemed unusually quiet, almost distant. Normally, every time he greeted me he would ask about my family, something that dates back years when he visited Washington as a senior official while I was a correspondent there.

26 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Life can't be easy for sister in dark shadow of troubled celebrity

It can't be easy riding your brother's coat-tails if your brother happens to be Edison Chen Koon-hei. Maybe that's why we haven't seen so-called 'celebrity model' Tricia Chen Kin-fei out and about much lately.

9 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Six degrees

Hong Kong would be next most populous nation - if it were to be counted as such - after Honduras now that the population has passed the 7 million mark. The official count of 7,008,900 for last year would put the city at No98, one place above El Salvador ...

15 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Don't be discouraged by failure

One failure is not the end of everything.

As a Form Six student, I believed I could handle much more difficult requirements than before, but it seems impossible.

2 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Look out for a brand new Young Post

Now that the HKCEE results have been released, it's time to plan for the future.

Congratulations to those of you who have qualified for a Form Six place. But if you haven't, don't be disappointed.

28 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Have your say

An encouraging word can mean a lot

I like western culture - it encourages people, rather than puts people down.

Chinese people are less likely to praise others. They feel that if they praise others, it will lower their own self-esteem. That's why western people are more confident than the Chinese. They encourage each other to do better.

17 Jul 2007 - 12:00am