The Best Is Yet To Come: Two Stories about Entrepreneurship – Harbour Times

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The Best Is Yet To Come: Two Stories about Entrepreneurship

Reading the news recently, I was reminded of the challenges and difficulties that it takes to make it with your own business. The difficulties have only been compounded with the global economic downturn following the COVID-19 pandemic. I started my own business Esri China (Hong Kong) Limited 25 years ago in order to promote geographic information system (GIS), a software which is essential for modern city planning and management. It was a great success and now I wish to give some personal advice to entrepreneurs leading their own start-ups through two stories:

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We must deepen links with Shenzhen to attract talent – South China Morning Post

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We must deepen links with Shenzhen to attract talent

While President Xi Jinping’s July 1 visit to Hong Kong was a clear sign of the city’s enduring importance to the central government and to China as a whole, the emigration of some 25,000 primary and secondary students in the 2020/21 academic year, according to local media estimates, casts a shadow over Hong Kong’s future prospects.

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締造「機會之城」的天時地利人和 – 明報

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締造「機會之城」的天時地利人和   

身為土生土長的香港人,近期我深感「冰火兩重天」的滋味。一方面,國家主席在香港每日染疫宗數上千的時候,仍然親自蒞臨回歸25 周年慶典,清晰體現了中央政府對香港的重視;另一方面,《明報》透過分析教育局的統計數據,估算去年一年內中小學生流失了2.5 萬人,折射出移民潮未有平息迹象。

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Five new business ideas – EJ Insight

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Five new business ideas

In the face of a sluggish global economy, Hong Kong also experiences a slowdown, but this may offer a golden opportunity to start a business. The cost of starting a business has decreased, which together with various government subsidies, and increased public’s use of the internet have helped to create new business opportunities. Recently, I came across a few entrepreneurial ideas in CB Insights, a market intelligence company, I would like to share some with you.

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GIS創新科技不可缺 助建智慧城市 – 香港經濟日報

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GIS創新科技不可缺  助建智慧城市

今年香港迎接回歸25周年,而這25年間資訊科技發展一日千里,例如接駁互聯網的家庭用戶由當年大約只有全港3成,激增至去年超過94%,手提電話也由2G進化到5G。但有一個轉變,雖然鮮為大眾所知,卻廣泛影響日常生活,那就是城市規劃的數碼化;簡單而言,是由紙張地圖轉為電腦上的數碼版本,以便處理日益繁重的資料,並更易從中謀求更佳的決策方案。

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How GIS supports zero carbon strategy – EJ Insight

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How GIS supports zero carbon strategy

China aims to peak its CO2 emissions by 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality before 2060 which is “a tough battle", according to President Xi Jinping. It is said that even developed countries need a transition period of 60 to 70 years from carbon peak to carbon neutrality, while China is very ambitious to set the transition period as 30 years. Hong Kong has also set 2050 as its goal of carbon neutrality.

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