Time flies – it has been 15 years since the first Swarovski’s beloved Mo character series came out. Of course as a fan and collector, my wife would not miss it.
“Showcasing 163 crystal facets, this enchanting figurine is covered with more than 750 tiny crystals, featuring the Aurora Borealis effect for a vivid and sparkling look. The crown and bell with a silver-tone finish complete this unique Mo design. This Swarovski figurine is engraved with the year of issue on the bottom and complements any Mo collection. “
What a lovely Sunday! Blue sky, sunshine, wind breeze – I could only enjoy at the balcony of my home, without wearing a mask.
Having been working from home for almost 2 months, the plan for Q1 was not executed in full as scheduled. It is high time to come up with a revised, realistic plan, if we are still keen to meet the annual targets. The challenges remain though with the uncertainly of how long the impacts of the virus outbreak is going to last. Who knows, anyway!?
Of course, I don’t have a crystal ball. But I do have a compass of Chinese astrology, though. Surprise? Staring at the luopan left on my desktop, I went into a deep thinking, recalling a conversation with a Feng Shui master not too long ago. He mentioned about our entering into the so-called “9th Era” (Year 2024-2043) in the 180-year cycle. “What is the next big thing for the next 20 years, I asked. The Feng Shui master replied, “Our time will be migrating from the “Era of Land” to the “Era of Fire”. According to the five-element philosophy, we shall keep an eye on the sectors that can potentially be benefited from fire.” Below are sectors he mentioned:
- high-tech, networks, information and communication,
- oil extraction,
- electricity, natural gas,
- solar energy,
- heart and eye technology
Are you involved in any of these industries? I think it may be time for me to downsize some of the businesses that are not on the list, and, develop those which are?
With a black ball pen, what should I do first?
Recently I joined the PolyU Entrepreneurship Parade 2018, where 40 startups supported by the funding programmes of PolyU showcased their projects and successful startup entrepreneurs shared their experience and insights of their startup journeys. The event provided a valuable platform for over 200 startup entrepreneurs and industry professionals to get connected with each other. In the event you could feel the vibrant startup scene in Hong Kong!
In the touring of exhibitions, there was a variety of innovative startup projects and initiatives, in fields as diverse as mobile app management, educational simulation games, martial arts, hearing aid, cultural preservation, green energy generation, etc. A majority of the initiatives utilised state-of-the-art innovation technologies like AI (Artificial Intelligence), robotics, AR (Augmented Reality) and so on. I was excited to see creativity and innovation being adopted in many new disciplines.
There are many local startup incubators such as Science Park and Cyberport. PolyU is one of the largest university-based startup incubators in Hong Kong. It is encouraging to know that since its launch in 2011, it has supported more than 230 startups and 680 entrepreneurs. Hopefully in the future more domain-specific like FinTech incubators can be set up to support more local startups to push forward a smart city.
巡禮展示了多個不同類型的創新項目，應用領域十分多元化，如手機程式管理、教學遊戲、武術、聽力支援、文化保育、綠色能源等等，大部分項目採用了創新科研技術，如人工智能（Artificial Intelligence）、機械人（Robotics）、擴增實境（Augmented Reality）等等。看到創新技術在越來越多新領域得到使用，真是振奮人心。