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The changing face of Airbnb’s millennial China influencers – from fashionistas to bloggers, DJs and videographers

Whether it is to check out the Northern Lights for Chinese New Year or go on a road trip through the American Midwest, Chinese millennials are known …

Hospitality

How to launch when everyone’s watching

A hybrid release strategy based on 10 years of trial and error<p>It’s not easy to hear that your product is ugly.<p>Or that it’s confusing and out of …

Product Management

On Track: 5 Stunning Projects Built with Linear Lighting

Design

Precious Metal: Why Copper Makes Cents in Architecture

Architecture

Zaha Hadid Architects: Masters of Recessed Lighting

Architecture

What If Amazon Ran Hospitals?

What if Dr. Alexa offered you the next appointment with your doctor in the Amazon Clinic? What if you could buy your prescription drugs in Amazon’s …

Medical Technology

Why do we keep gendering our AI assistants?

Apple recently opened pre-orders for their new HomePod, a speaker and smart home device that brings their virtual assistant Siri into your home in …

Artificial Intelligence

How to Photomontage | artsandculture

3 ways to make a composite photo<p>visualsupplyco:photo<p>vsco.co/artsandculture | VSCO<p>https://vsco.co/artsandculture/journal/how-to-photomontage

Bold Fashioned

After many requests for “mocktails” and booze-free treats, I bring you a new monthly contributor who will be providing just that. Welcome James …

World’s largest subway system goes cashless as Shanghai Metro adopts QR code

From this weekend, Shanghai metro users will no longer need to worry about leaving their public transport cards at home or losing them, or queuing …

Mastering Text Overlay, Right On Your Phone | Moment

How-To<p>Mastering Text Overlay, Right On Your Phone<p>Words +<p>Photos<p>| Jesus Corral<p>September 29, 2017<p>Previous Post Next Post<p>Often times, our own creativity …

Tutorials

Well done: the Indian vegetarian selling steaks in Hong Kong | This Week In Asia | South China Morning Post

Sandeep Sekhri likes to defy the odds. Maybe that is why he is such a fan of Rafael Nadal, who, as an unheralded teen tennis player from Spain, …

Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life Might Just Help You Live a More Fulfilling…

In Japan, millions of people have <i>ikigai</i> <i>(pronounced</i> <b>Ick-ee-guy</b><i>)</i>— a reason to jump out of bed each morning.<p>What’s your reason for getting up in the …

Happiness

Christmas blues: Four mistakes we make when comforting friends who are struggling

If you have a loved one who’s suffering, “Happy holidays!" can feel like a cruel joke. The most wonderful time of the year? Not for everyone.<p>We’ve all been there: Someone we know is suffering, and we’re not sure what to do. In Hilary Weisfeld’s case, her daughter’s teacher had a 4-year-old girl …

The curse of the consultants is spreading fast

Warren Buffett will go to great lengths to stop Berkshire Hathaway using consultants. “If the board hires a compensation consultant after I’m gone, I …

Deloitte Acquires HR Analytics Tool to Deliver Essential Employee Insights Into Total Rewards Offerings

NEW YORK, Nov. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- <b></b>Deloitte announced today that it has acquired Bug Insights' human resources analytics rewards optimization …

As Singapore’s Changi airport soars, is HK$141 billion upgrade too little too late for Hong Kong?

Fast and free Wi-fi, clear directional signs and a fast train connection to the city are hallmarks of Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), say …

Hong Kong still the gateway to mainland China for foreign companies, commerce chief says

Foreign companies are still attracted to Hong Kong for its “super connector” role to mainland China even though a lot now go north directly, the …

Hong Kong

Beyond bitcoin: Blockchain is coming to disrupt your industry

Article<p>Beyond bitcoin Blockchain is coming to disrupt your industry<p>December 07, 2015<p>Blockchain technology can potentially make a great many things …

These Are the 6 Types of Minimalists

Minimalism, in modern culture, is a word infused with so much meaning that it doesn't seem to mean anything any more. "Minimalism" is thrown around …

It’s ‘winner takes all’ for banks that can get compliance right

For banks, keeping compliant with the vast amounts of new regulation that has followed in the wake of the global financial crisis has become a new …

Why You Can Focus in a Coffee Shop but Not in Your Open Office

A few years ago, during a media interview for one of my books, my interviewer said something I still ponder often. Ranting about the level of distraction in his open office, he said, “That’s why I have a membership at the coworking space across the street — so I can focus.”<p>While I fully support the …

Wall Street’s crash in 1987 has an ominous parallel with today’s global markets

Thursday marks the 30th anniversary of “Black Monday”, the stock market crash on October 19, 1987 when US stocks plunged more than 20 per cent, their …

Hong Kong developer Swire jumps on to co-working space bandwagon

Hong Kong’s real estate giant Swire Properties launched a co-working space on Tuesday, aiming to use its expansive network of corporate tenants to …

【十九大 ‧ 觀點】習近平的一席話 值得林鄭深思

觀點<p>中共十九大開幕,習近平在宣讀政治報告時重申「堅持房子是用來住的、不是用來炒」,這句話值得香港官員深思。事實上,習近平在今年七月一日訪港期間,就曾言香港的房屋問題「比較突出」,這多少顯示其對梁振英的房屋政策並不滿意。今屆政府必須反思去屆政府的不足,讓市民得以安居。<p>習近平在十九大上代表第十八屆中央委 …

SFC investigation over company governance was ‘painful’, Exco head says

Executive Council convener Bernard Charnwut Chan urged all Mandatory Provident Fund operators to improve their governance standards, warning that his …

San Francisco Bay Area

Forming Stronger Bonds with People at Work

Connecting with others is at the heart of human nature. Recent research emphasizes that the power of connections can help us be creative, resilient, even live longer. But we can easily overlook the importance of these bonds. As popular writer and researcher Adam Grant has noted, the pressure of …

Compassion

Four types of executive sponsorship to catalyze change

Article<p>Four types of executive sponsorship to catalyze change Executive Transitions<p>October 11, 2017<p>Transitioning leaders could catalyze the change …

What we’ve learned from 100 Time Auction Mentors

Time Auction was born out of a quarter-life crisis.<p>3 years ago, we were at a startup event. Many attendees (ourselves included) were there to explore …