Slaying the 'creativity-killers'

To employ an oft-used term from his native Australia, Andrew Grant 'rocked up' into Hong Kong last month, impressing the audience at the 'Who Killed Creativity?' seminar - co-sponsored by Classified Post and China Speakers Agency - where he proved the veracity of the fin

Saturday, 5 May, 2012, 12:00am

Crisis of capitalism no longer seen as someone else's problem

It is rare for Xinhua's Cankao Xiaoxi (Reference News) to lavish a whole page on one report.

15 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Lessons in taking the lead

Leadership has taken a beating this millennium. Soon after the dawn of the 21st century, executives of American-energy giant Enron were found to have orchestrated one of the biggest frauds of all time, igniting investigations into a string of similar cases.

5 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Don't throw baby out with bathwater

Anger against bankers and the financial sector is understandable in the present climate. But calling for the death of capitalism, as many Occupy Central protesters were chanting yesterday, seems premature and silly. Financial reforms are absolutely necessary, but revolution is something else.

17 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Moving from vision to action

The ability to create and implement are all too often seen as incongruous - polar opposites that rarely, if ever, coexist.

According to Stefania Lucchetti, however, such assessments are far from accurate.

In her new book, Ideas in Reality, the former attorney makes a strong case for the possibility of mastering both these faculties.

20 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Green law has limited impact

The Environmental Protection Department has rejected only seven out of 196 environmental impact assessment studies on major construction projects over the past 13 years, according to the latest figures available on its website - prompting critics to question the effectiveness of the law and call for reforms.

19 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

A PhD in the ignoble art of cheating

With the mainland having so many qualified people and too few jobs, it is hardly surprising that the selling of bogus academic degrees has evolved into a thriving industry. Nor are eyebrows raised when it is learned that hundreds of senior executives lost millions of yuan in scams uncovered by prosecutors.

23 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Party mouthpiece offers mixed message on theme of openness

Nothing better illustrates the split personality of the People's Daily than its own commentaries - sometimes presented in a highly insecure and intolerant tone while at other times showing a willing-to-listen attitude.

5 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Contest will stir new interest in science

I am writing in response to the article 'Looking for talent' (Young Post, December 8) about the Polytechnic University's Senior Secondary Mathematics and Science Competition.

I am glad we have the new competition as it will be a chance for students to rediscover their interest in science.

20 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Economics Without Illusions: Debunking the Myths of Modern Capitalism

Economics Without Illusions: Debunking the Myths of Modern Capitalism by Joseph Heath Broadway, HK$149

24 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Corporate Culture - Stephen Leung

Stephen Leung Country manager, Pfizer Hong Kong

Characteristics of corporate culture

For more than 50 years, Pfizer HK's commitment to our people is without peer. We embrace a special culture of diversity, inclusion and curiosity.

27 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Privatisation should never be seen as the panacea for all ills

I refer to the article by Nicole Alpert of The Lion Rock Institute ('When privatisation offers the best value', September 5).

Taking the shopping centres and car parks previously managed by the Housing Authority as an example, Ms Alpert said that due to the lack of incentive for 'profits', the authority's use of resources and facilities was inefficient.

12 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

A career need not be a life sentence

There are several important things a young person should think of before choosing a career.

First, they have to be interested in what they are doing. Young people don't have much hands-on experience so it is vital they pick the right kind of work. Otherwise, they could easily get bored and not take the initiative to enhance their knowledge.

7 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Public Eye

Brainless bigots don't worry the terrorists

7 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Maps for the mind

Be prepared to forget everything you ever learnt in university, says Tony Buzan, founder of the World Brain Foundation and self-professed inventor of modern mind mapping. No matter how much time they spend studying, most university graduates forget 80 per cent of what they learn after three months, he claims.

23 Oct 2008 - 12:00am