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Rarely have the forces shaping Hong Kong’s fortunes tugged in such opposing directions. On the one side are the continuing street protests and on-again/off-again US-China trade war. On the opposite side are the city’s ambitions to serve as a hub for digital innovation. Pulling in yet other directions are forces driving integration of the economies of southern Chinese cities: forces that could lead to the rise of strong rivals to Hong Kong – or reinforce its role as gateway to the mainland.
Not much more than a year has passed since the then-15 year old Swedish girl Greta Thunberg began spending her school days outside Sweden’s parliament. Holding a sign saying “School strike for climate”, she called for stronger action on global warming.
Stories are patterns that connect cause and effect. This helps us to make sense of the world around us. My own industry is built on its ability to structure and tell stories. But what makes a good one?
You’ve just been alerted to a cyber security breach – sensitive customer data has been published online. In the information age we live in, this is a nightmare scenario for any business.
Nowadays, networking is increasingly done via digital platforms. Does this change the character of 'networking'? And what defines 'successful networking'? These are the topics that I talked about with Dr. Christoph Walther, Founding Partner of Kekst CNC.
The accessibility and connectedness that digital communications platforms offer undoubtedly lead to great efficiencies within a business. However, the long term benefits of a face-to-face meeting - the opportunity to grab a coffee or a glass of wine, share a joke or simply have a gossip – will remain essential to the success of a business.