Eyes and ears

Institute members on what music they are currently listening to and what books are worth reading

What I’m listening to

– Andrew Chow, Associate Director at UBS AG

“I’m currently listening to electronic music by an artist called Dabin from Toronto. I became a fan through Spotify’s random feeds and its amazing AI system. My personal favourite songs are In Flames and Superstar, which are great tunes to listen to – especially during a beautiful, golden sunset. He also just released his new album Wild Youth, which I will soon check out. I can’t wait!”

What I’m reading

I recently read Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi, a book which opened my eyes to a culture and place I am quite unfamiliar with – Iran and the Muslim world. My knowledge of this world was limited to what Western media showed on the news. It is written by an author who was born and bred in Iran but has also lived in the Western world. I never imagined that a graphic novel could depict such rich insights, emotions, and culture. It is a fantastic read. Highly recommended. Amazon.com, HK$122.12

– Lolita Edralin, Professor of Accountancy at Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Investor Relations Best Practice Guide is written by a number of very experienced investor relations practitioners based on their knowledge and years of experience on investor relations best practices. The book offers tips and suggestions based on real-life experiences, and provides clear guidance on the best steps to take in a variety of different circumstances. In doing so, it addresses some of the unique characteristics of the Hong Kong market. Hkira.com, HK$300

– Randy Hung, Director of Investor Relations of China Shineway Pharmaceutical Group

As professional accountants, we are requested to quantify financial implications, or assess the value of various events or items in monetary terms. However, there are things that we should never put a price tag on. What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets by Michael J. Sandel takes on one of the biggest ethical questions of our time: Isn’t there something wrong with a world in which everything is for sale? It reminds us to treasure the value, though non-monetary, of moral and civic goods. Amazon.com, HK$109.92

– Shane Cheung, Financial Controller at Apex Harmony Profits Limited

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