Eyes and ears

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

Hacken Lee

What I’m listening to

I love listening to Canto-pop music when I go running, and most enjoy fast-paced songs. I have a deep connection to the song “Red Sun” (紅日) sung by Hong Kong singer Hacken Lee (李克勤). It’s a very encouraging song and it reminds listeners to never give up when facing difficulties.

– Parco Wu, Founder and Managing Director of PW CPA & Co.

What I’m reading

Recently, I read The 100 Simple Secrets of Successful People by David Niven. The book presents the findings of scientists who have studied successful people and goes into how those individuals found their success. Readers will uncover a set of practices, principles and beliefs that are necessary for success, no matter what their goals in life are. This book’s a good choice for those rethinking their lives.

– Frenda So, a semi-retired accounting tutor

I am always inspired by the ideas in Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth and Happiness by Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein on how our day-to-day decision-making is influenced by different mental biases, and how our choices can be changed by behavioural interventions or “nudges.” These behavioural insights are useful in our workplace and daily lives where we need to make choices or help other people to make better choices. I highly recommend this book

– David Chan, Senior Economist at the Office of the Government Economist

COVID-19 has brought opportunities and challenges for the company overseen by the world’s richest man, Jeff Bezos. There’s no doubt that Amazon continues to disrupt the way business is done in any industry it touches, be it retail, cloud computing, or media and advertising. For his book Bezonomics: How Amazon Is Changing Our Lives and What the World’s Best Companies Are Learning from It, author Brian Dumaine talked to dozens of Amazon insiders to gain unprecedented insight on the principles by which Bezos achieves dominance, including customer obsession, extreme innovation and long-term management.

– Recommended by A Plus editors

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