XXIV 24

XXIV magazine brings together 24 of the region's most celebrated and influential names to discuss their concept of time. 

For Ma Wing-shing, time is what it takes to becoming a successful comic artist

Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Comic artist Ma Wing-shing is no stranger to deadline pressure. "I am very aware of keeping to my schedule. My comic, Fung Wan [wind and cloud], is published bi-weekly, so I repeat the process of brainstorming, drawing, producing and printing every fortnight.

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Seize the day: David Yeo tries to make each day count

Photo: May Tse

If there's one thing David Yeo has learned on his journey from finance lawyer and investment banker to Indian Ocean tsunami survivor, and now owner of a growing global restaurant empire, it's "carpe diem".

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State of the art: Philip Tinari believes in the right time to do things

Photo: Shang Wen

As the director of the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) in Beijing's thriving 798 art district, Philip Tinari believes in the right time to do things. "In art, we have the cycles of artists becoming discovered," he says. "They go from unknown artists to emerging artists and finally major artists. As an institution, we want to show artists at the right time in their career."

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Striving for excellence: Kevin Yeung believes in making the most of his time

Photo: Jonathan Wong

No two days are ever the same for Kevin Yeung, chairman of Feeding Hong Kong, a charity he co-founded with two partners and which services smaller food charities across Hong Kong by providing a food redistribution network and the logistics that go with it.

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Jewellery designer Anna Hu's intricate pieces connect the past and future

Photo: Jonathan Wong

Known for magnificent jewellery pieces that blend Eastern and Western influences, Anna Hu brings new meaning to the phrase "time is precious".

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Kelvin Wu: Life is too short; make sure it is spent well

Photo: Paul Yeung

When Kelvin Wu does something, it is never by halves. This year, he rescued the Hong Kong and Singapore branches of bankrupt British music retailer HMV. In his role as principal partner and co-founder of consumer-focused private equity firm AID Partners, Wu spotted an opportunity that was too good to miss.

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Anything but routine: Jax Coco founder Jane Gottschalk takes opportunities as they come along

Photo: Edmond So

Born in Kuala Lumpur and raised in India and England, Jane Gottschalk has always been a bit of a rebel. The founder of Jax Coco coconut water company, she is also creative director of sportswear brand Perfect Moment and director of probiotic chocolate brand Ohso. Gottschalk lived in Delhi for four years, before being sent to a "very traditional" British boarding school.

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Yang Ding-yi: As long as one stays positive and has little rituals of gratitude, time is relative

Photo: Chris Stowers

Yang Ding-yi sleeps just two to four hours per night, but the Taipei TV celebrity and head of a health empire could hardly be in better shape.

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Worldly vision: Creative director Alan Chan finds meaning in every moment

Photo: May Tse

Award-winning creative director Alan Chan may be approaching retirement age, but you wouldn't know it from the more than 20 projects his firm has under way on the mainland.

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Helping hand: Anne Wang-Liu brings her planning skills to charitable causes

Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Anne Wang-Liu could be considered a master of planning. "I keep a relatively organised schedule of everybody's activities," says the mother of two young girls. "And I keep a very detailed running list of what needs to be done. For the children, I have a spreadsheet, actually, of all their activities - we try to fit in Chinese, English, music, sports, dance.

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Jenny Pan: Time is a precious commodity

Photo: Dickson Lee

The transition from life at Goldman Sachs in the private wealth management division to heading up Sloan Estate winery in California's Napa Valley was easier than Jenny Pan expected.

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Earthpulse founder Hing Chao puts the focus on the here and now

Photo: Jonathan Wong

Hing Chao's concept of time can be traced to the far corners of northern China.

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Global investor Jim Rogers' best advice for time management

Global investor Jim Rogers' best advice for time management

Forty years ago, legendary United States investor Jim Rogers stopped wearing a watch and silenced his alarm clock - for good. "I realised I was a slave to my watch, so one day I just took it off and put it in a drawer," he says. "I've never worn one since. Also, I got rid of my alarm clock because I knew that the best thing was to be rested and not to wake up tired."

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Interior designer and architect Steve Leung likes to plan ahead

Photo: Paul Yeung

Steve Leung has built his career with the same attention to detail he brings to every building and design project. "It was always my aspiration to set up my own practice, even on day one when I started my university studies," says the founder and managing director of Steve Leung Architects and Steve Leung Designers. "I'm the kind of man who likes to plan ahead - plan my career, plan my life.

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Get out there and make things happen, says AirAsia Expedia CEO Kathleen Tan

Get out there and make things happen, says AirAsia Expedia CEO Kathleen Tan

Kathleen Tan has never shied away from change. The CEO of AirAsia Expedia started her career in advertising and marketing before heading up Warner Music Singapore and serving as group head of commercial and senior vice-president of China for Malaysian budget carrier AirAsia.

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