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26 minutes | Mar 4, 2020
Coronavirus Classroom: Lessons & insights from Hong Kong Academy’s quick pivot to remote learning
To contain the coronavirus, the Education Department in Hong Kong ordered all schools to remain closed after the Chinese New Year. Instead of returning 3 February, schools were to remain closed an additional four weeks. That was extended again – and again. As of writing, schools are scheduled to return on 20 April – a full 87 days after the last school day before Chinese New Year. With very little warning, schools across the country had to find effective ways to continue educating students using a wide range of remote learning tools. Stephen Dare is head of school at Hong Kong Academy, a private, independent school located in Sai Kung – a quiet fishing village in the northeast of the country. With just over 600 students, the school has students from pre-kindergarten through high school. Responding to exceptional circumstances stretched everyone in the community. Teachers had to adjust and rewrite curriculum to engage students joining via videoconference. Parents needed to support children at home for extended periods. Students needed to adjust to new formats for learning. And staff had to work across the board to manage the fast-changing situation. As schools around the world prepare their contingency plans for remote learning, listen to how one leader responded to the challenges. Hear the pain points, lessons, and observations – and learn how a school can adapt quickly to exceptional circumstances. Biography Stephen Dare, Hard of School, Hong Kong Academy Stephen is entering his 10th year as Head of School. He is passionate about creating opportunities to democratise learning and elevate student voice within schools. He believes that everyone in an organisation has the capacity to contribute to the co-construction of learning experiences that both elevate thinking and promote action in support of broader educational initiatives. Stephen began his career as a preschool teacher in Southeast England, and has worked as an administrator in North and South America as well as Southeast Asia. He is the treasurer of the ACAMIS Board and supports the Next Frontier: Inclusion Design Team in an advisory role. Stephen is an Agency Trainer for the Thinking Collaborative and has embedded the work of Cognitive Coaching and Adaptive Schools into the professional learning culture of HKA, helping to implement the school’s mission and identity. He regularly presents courses on coaching and building institutional trust at international schools and conferences. Stephen initially left his home town for a two-year adventure overseas, and over thirty years later he continues to embrace the opportunities of working in a global culture.
23 minutes | Feb 27, 2020
Be the Hero with Matt Friedman
Our world faces significant troubles. Climate change, species extinction, social unrest, political upheaval, new virus strains - it feels insurmountable. We keep waiting for "them" to fix things. Yet what if we were part of the solution? Welcome to "Be the Hero" - a new initiative to encourage a small effort on behalf of each individual. The goal is to motivate more to volunteer and address a problem that matters personally. The crises our world faces demands an army of united people - people who care. Listen and learn - YOU can "Be the Hero."
24 minutes | Jan 21, 2020
Brave Together: After Breakfast @ Asia Insight Circle
How does a CEO make their mark on the company they’re leading? In this podcast Gemma Greaves discusses her challenge when taking the leadership of The Marketing Society, a 60-year-old membership association with headquarters in London. In order to be understood, it’s imperative to be authentic. “Be your true self,” is what Gemma Greaves implores. “The more you talk about the things that affect us the better you’ll be at marketing.” This was the start of a multi-year series of meetings under the headline of bravery. “It gives us a narrative that gives us a unique point of view,” said Gemma. Listen to this interview on how a CEO sets strategy for their global organisation.
26 minutes | Jan 6, 2020
Greater Bay: Getting the Insider’s Edge with Tony Verb
The Greater Bay Area represents an ambitious plan to compete with Silicon Valley by pooling talent, financial, infrastructure, and technological economies of scale to build the first true global competitor. The Greater Bay Area (GBA) consists of the mega cities in Southern China’s Pearl River Delta region including Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Foshan, Dongguan, Zhongshan, Jiangmen, Huizhou, Zhaoqing, Hong Kong and Macau. In total, the population is more than 70 million, produces 37% of China’s exports, and 12% of its GDP. Understand the opportunity for your business. After all, we all live in the Greater Bay Area. Join the dialogue on Hong Kong’s integration, and its chances against #ChinaTech rival Shenzhen. Tony Verb is a serial entrepreneur, urban innovator, venture capitalist and film producer, based in Hong Kong. He’s the founder of GreaterBay Ventures & Advisors, an integrated investment and consulting firm, specialised on cross-border innovation and smart cities. Tony is committed to accelerate the growth of technology companies that positively impact urbanisation under the thesis he coins as “Urban Tech with Impact”. The Greater Bay Area of South China, Hong Kong and Macau is the the biggest megacity on the planet and he sees the region as the best place to facilitate and scale the adaptation of urban tech best practices globally.
27 minutes | Oct 17, 2019
After Breakfast @ Asia Insight Circle: Paid to Think with David Goldsmith
In Paid to Think, international consultant David Goldsmith presents his groundbreaking approach to leadership and management, based on research revealing the 12 specific activities that all leaders perform on a daily basis, and he provides you with each activity's accompanying tools and instructions proven to boost your performance and that of your entire organisation.
27 minutes | Sep 26, 2019
After Breakfast @ Asia Insight Circle: Emerging Market Risk with Gene Yu
Companies operating in emerging markets are susceptible to security crises that may have devastating impacts on their assets, finances or reputation. Blackpanda provides bespoke services and solutions that enable their clients to successfully prevent and navigate special risks. They help clients with significant security concerns around their operational risk for their oil, mining, and agricultural investments in conflict zones. Blackpanda’s approach to risk management involves the appreciation that there are various aspects – digital, physical and social/human; these are different “terrains” of a single battlefield, Gene Yu is CEO of Blackpanda Group. His experience in military special forces environment is useful in understanding the inter-dependencies and the necessary joint approach required. Gene will draw on the convergence of his experiences from the military, finance, and tech industries to explain Blackpanda’s approach to risk management in Asia.
27 minutes | Aug 28, 2019
Hong Kong - Paths Forward with Antony Dapiran, Author of City of Protest
Our focus is Hong Kong and our podcast features Antony Dapiran, author of “City of Protest: A Recent History of Dissent in Hong Kong.” “Hong Kong is a city with a long history of civil disobedience.” So begins the book blurb on Amazon.com for a now-sold-out book published in July 2017. It was a timeless observation on the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong’s Handover. It is a timely observation today with most in Hong Kong wondering what’s next. “We are on the cusp of what could be a general breakdown of law and order. It hasn’t gotten there yet, but the government hasn’t done anything to stop it," said Antony Dapiran in The New York Times on 5 August 2019, "City of Protest is a compelling look at the often-fraught relationship between politics and belonging, and a city’s struggle to assert itself." Listen to Antony as we discuss the changes and challenges facing Hong Kong today. You can follow him on Twitter @AntD.
27 minutes | Jul 8, 2019
30. Addressing Income Inequality with Emma Dale
Addressing income inequality is an issue close to the heart of Emma Dale, co-founder of Prospect Resourcing (www.prospectresourcing.com). She’s a specialist recruiter in the communications and public relations industry. Each year together with Public Affairs Asia they publish the State of the Industry Report (access here: www.prospectresourcing.com/blog/soi2019/). This year the salary report shows men continue to out-earn women for the same or similar roles. In today’s podcast Emma dives into the subject and provides useful advice for negotiating more equitable compensation. She also talks about major trends disrupting the industry – from consolidation to “always on” professionals. Listen and learn about how one professional is out to redress imbalances in pay – and empower female (and male) professionals to better understand their true potential.
27 minutes | Jul 1, 2019
29. After the #DES19 Party with Lluis Altes
DES is one of the largest technology conferences in Europe (visit their website here). Held annually in Madrid each May, the convention covers all aspects of technology and attracts wide-ranging industries. By taking a holistic approach to digital transformation, DES is designed to cater to the business professional no matter which profession they're in. From smart cities to FinTech, cloud computing to education, marketing or professional services - DES has content for everyone. This past May some 26,000 attended with over 500 presentations given during the conference's three-day run. Listen to the show's leader Lluis Altes as he discusses the highlights of their most recent event - and what this means for #DES2020.
27 minutes | Jun 24, 2019
28. Ultimate WeChat Guide with David Ketchum
WeChat is a wildly successful "everything" App in China. It combines the best of Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, eBay, PayPal, WhatsApp, FaceTime and more. It's a complete ecosphere that few need to exit. It makes China unique. Users want to do business within the WeChat App - and newcomers can't get consumers to download new Apps. To do business in China, you need to master WeChat. In Hong Kong, David Ketchum and his team pulled together all their insights and recommendations into "The Ultimate WeChat Guide." You can sign up and download the guide here: https://mailchi.mp/currentasia/wechatguide On today's episode of Influencers Today, David Ketchum walks us through the exciting world of WeChat. Thanks for listening!
24 minutes | Jun 19, 2019
27. Mommy Blogging with Jessica Gottlieb
I met Jessica Gottlieb in Paris – which is far from her home in Los Angeles. I invited her to attend a Huawei event we hosted. Jessica is an influencer who loves (in no particular order) technology, cars, her children, her hometown of Los Angeles, and her husband. Some 12 years ago Jessica started a blog to chronicle the illness of her dear friend. She was angry and upset – and wanted to share these experiences. She learned a lot about the online community. People were there for her to listen and offer support. Following the death of her friend, Jessica swapped anonymity for infamy and became a very vocal blogger. I’m not allowed to call her Mommy, but she self-identifies as a Mommy blogger. Jessica shares insights and observations about her role, and the oddities of parenting. She’s adept at guarding the privacy of her children – but her universal observations are applicable to all parents. Reading her witty posts I am reminded of Erma Bombeck, the columnist-comedian. Please join me in a fun conversation with a wry observer of the upside-down world of parenthood and Los Angeles.
30 minutes | Jun 10, 2019
26. In Madrid with Enrique Dans
In the leafy streets of Central Madrid is the campus of IE Business School – one of the top rated business schools in Europe. This entrepreneur-founded institution provides a wide-range of courses across all aspects of management. Long-time professor Dr Enrique Dans spoke with me about how he’s changed during the course of his career (Twitter @edans). Where he started a few decades back teaching programming, today his focus is on the societal impact of innovation. How do we use technology today? His theory is that the future is already here – but it is unevenly distributed. Some cities, countries, households are more advanced. For others there are regulatory or customs that block the uptake of technology. Later we spoke about how education needs to change. Whereas we used to teach children to memorise key facts, today that’s all at their fingertips. We need teach people how to think critically, how to assess information, and how to put all the data they have to use. Enrique has been writing about technology for years. He posts a daily blog then shares that with his followers on Facebook (40,000), Twitter (239,000) and LinkedIn (125,000). You’ll find his far-ranging observations on technology, education and innovation provocative and interesting. I hope you enjoy this conversation with Dr Enrique Dans.
26 minutes | Jun 4, 2019
25. Measuring Influence with Daniel Sanchez
Keeping track of influencers and their contribution to your programs doesn't have to be hard. Daniel Sanchez co-founded Influencity to help companies engage influencers on Instagram and more. Influencity.com helps brands to increase their visibility such as their sales through recommendations and opinions from influential people like bloggers, youtubers, instagramers, tweetstars and so on. It lets you identify influencers in any part of the world, categorized them by data like followers, localization, industries, etc. and even influencer audience data, demographics, language, interests, etc. Try it at: Influencity.com Daniel and his colleagues built Influencity to make influencer marketing campaigns easier and more effective using technologies like big-data computing and machine learning. Influencity has more than 4 million influencers already identified and we are able to update more than 400 million users daily. Listen to my talk with Daniel on Influencers Today.
29 minutes | May 29, 2019
Ending Modern Slavery with Matt Friedman, CEO, The Mekong Club
Over 45 million people in 167 countries are trapped in what is known as “modern slavery,” with seven out of ten of these victims directly related to the private sector. These people, who make the products we buy and harvest the food we eat, are exploited every day for their labor. Despite the best efforts made by governments, the United Nations and NGOs around the world, only 0.2% of the victims around the world are helped each year. The Mekong Club is an association of NGOs and private companies working together to find a solution for modern day slavery. Listen Matt Friedman, CEO, The Mekong Club on the actions you can take to eliminate slavery from your supply chain. Matt Friedman, CEO, The Mekong Club
23 minutes | May 28, 2019
24. Think Natalia with Dr Natalia Wiechowski
"You should write a book," advised Dr Natalia Wiechowski (pronounced Vee-Hoff-Ski). We were in the Speaker's Lounge at #DES19 and it was early in the morning. In the midst of our interview on personal branding, I made the epic mistake of asking about my image. Natalia came in early before networking through the 35,000+ attendees. The day prior she'd been on a panel and given a speech. Natalia is always busy. She has 54,000 likes on Facebook and an active LinkedIn community. She's known as a Personal Branding 'Coachsultant' and a global keynote speaker️. She's a LinkedIn strategist, and describes herself as The Middle East's leading 'Edutainer.' Listen to our talk about how she grew her audience and influence.
26 minutes | May 14, 2019
23. Future Proof with Diana Wu David
Diana Wu David tells a deeply personal and life-shattering story in her inaugural TEDx Talk. She discusses how the suicide of a dear friend forced her to re-evaluate life, work, and priorities. Building off her lessons and observations, Diana researched and wrote, "Future Proof: Reinventing Work in a Time of Acceleration." Packed with insights gained in over 100 interviews, Diana provides advice on managing your own career in a time of incredible change. "The Future of Work" is a rich subject that looks at the many ways jobs have changed. Diana's book reads like an exercise manual to keep yourself and your career relevant. She looks at the skill sets and mindset necessary to succeed. Learn how Diana transformed a deeply personal shock into a changed career - and how she's built her influence to become an author and in-demand keynote speaker. This week on Influencers Today we explore the future of work with Diana Wu David.
37 minutes | May 14, 2019
After Breakfast @ Asia Insight Circle: Interview with Diana Wu David
The way we work has changed already, and more disruption is on the horizon. Whether participating in the "gig economy" or not, there's no doubt how we work will continue to morph. How do you prepare yourself? Diana Wu David looked at life differently after her good friend committed suicide. She questioned the logic of adhering to a gruelling travel and work schedule. She made changes - then dove deeper into the subject and wrote a book on the changing nature of work. This month at Asia Insight Circle we're exploring "The Future of Work." To provide more time to the subject, I spoke with Diana Wu David about her experience - and her book. Listen and learn how work has changed and what you can do to prepare yourself - and your career - for the future of work.
24 minutes | Apr 9, 2019
After Breakfast @ Asia Insight Circle | Getting on Boards with Gordon Orr
Asia Insight Circle is a C-Suite membership association based in Hong Kong. Every month members hear from top business and political leaders on issues of the day. Gordon Orr, former Asia chairman at global management consulting firm McKinsey & Company, recently spoke about "Getting on Boards." He shared his insights into the Board selection process, expected obligations, and how to position yourself for consideration for public, private and pro-bono boards. Following his talk at Asia Insight Circle, he joined us for an in-depth exploration of the board of directors selection process. Gordon serves as a non-executive director at three companies listed in Hong Kong: Swire Pacific, Lenovo, and Meituan-Dianping. He is also on the board of several private companies in China and in Europe and is Vice-Chair of the China Britain Business Council. Learn first-hand about the Board of Directors selection process, the responsibilities facing Directors today, and how you can be considered for directorships.
27 minutes | Mar 6, 2019
22. Start Up Show with Cedric Bollag
I like when people list their roles. Especially when they're in forward-looking businesses. STARTUP ENTHUSIAST. ASPIRING ENTREPRENEUR. FUTURE VENTURE CAPITALIST. BLOGGER & VLOGGER. SPEAKER. MODERATOR www.cedricbollag.com/ That's Cedric Bollag. He's host of The Start Up Show at Global Tech Box. I met Cedric in Europe a few years ago. He was an aspiring vlogger then. His interviews at major Huawei events helped him build brand (and confidence), but be able to perfect his style. He's an on-camera guy. (I've only got a voice.) But he's actually on -cameras. He has three to five of them going. For a time, each was a Huawei Mate Series. That's great video! See them all on his YouTube channel - and subscribe! The concept of "The Start Up Show" is to hone in on early stage companies. Ideally these are investment opportunities. And he notes that later-stage investors who see new companies on Cedric's show respond better in their first face-to-face meetings. There's a familiarity that comes with seeing the films. Cedric has also been studying. In Zurich. It's post-graduate. He's smart. He handed in his final assignments and is weeks away from graduation. So he runs a business and publishes content. What else does this guy do? I heard venture capital. Speaker? Author? Join me in learning all about Cedric Bollag.
30 minutes | Feb 26, 2019
21. Business is Personal with Penny Power OBE
Making breakthroughs in business isn't easy. In fact, it can get quite difficult. Really personal. Ask Penny Power - she's learned a lot of hard lessons, and is willing to share them all. In this week's podcast we get very personal with Penny Power. She's started businesses and put her all into them - then saw them fail. She's learned (and shared). In the course of her "hard knock lessons" she took notes, then compiled them into a new book. In "Business Is Personal" Penny writes about the hard work and frustrations - and the successes - that come with business. In the course of her ups and downs, Penny has become recognised as a mental health expert for her understanding of the struggles of small business owners. To listen to her is to hear first-had the upsets and the small victories that make business so rewarding. In the New Year Honours 2014, Penny was awarded an OBE for ‘Services to Entrepreneurship in Social and Digital Development’ by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth. The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry, rewarding contributions to the arts and sciences, work with charitable and welfare organisations, and public service. And in her struggles and successes, you hear the lessons that every business owner needs to hear. You're not alone. Penny's by your side.
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