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As recommended by Institute members


“I never believed that a burger or pasta served at a bar could be better than the food at a pricey sit-down restaurant. But since trying the food at BABA8, a bar in Causeway Bay, for the first time, I have been going to this place for dinner more often than I do for drinks. Expect to get your hands messy if you order their delicious and infamous smash burger. While Hong Kong is not usually known for having great burger restaurants, I would highly recommend this place. You can always pair the food with a beer or two to make a night out of it!” – Arthur Lui CPA (practising), Finance Manager, Standard Club Management (Asia) Pte. Limited


“I enjoyed reading Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek. It served as the basis for one of the most popular TED Talks, ‘How great leaders inspire action.’ Some concepts in the book that will inspire business leaders include the ‘golden circle’ of communication where highly innovative and effective organizations communicate from the inside out; start with the ‘why,’ then the ‘how’ and ‘what,’ and not what most organizations do, according to Sinek, which is start with the ‘what.’ People don’t buy ‘what’ you do, they buy ‘why’ you do it.” – Raymond Tam CPA, Chief Financial Officer of Adagene


Sadda Haq, a song from the 2011 Indian movie, Rockstar, is a rock song composed by the music icon A. R. Rahman (he earned awards for his score for Slumdog Millionaire). It features electric guitar work by the talented Orianthi (Michael Jackson’s guitarist). Just as one does not need to know the language to appreciate a good acting performance, one does not need to know the language to enjoy this head-banging song. It is a youth anthem and the guitar riffs and drum work are sensational. I remember using this as a test song on some speakers at the Bang & Olufsen showroom in Elements some years ago and when I turned around, there were local shoppers at the entrance listening in!” – Anil Daryanani FCPA, Chief Financial Officer of Thakral Corporation Ltd.

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