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Author : Larry Feign
ISBN : 9889956500
Genre : Humor
File Size : 54.26 MB
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Hongkongitis is ... an incurable affliction that causes one to secretly love Hong Kong while complaining loudly about it. While everyone else in Hong Kong was out doing real jobs, writer and cartoonist Larry Feign put together this collection of true but ridiculous facts, observations and stupid scientific theories about the most hyperventilating, oddly loveable city on earth. Read irrefutable proof that ... Hong Kong is actually located in France; There's a scientific explanation for why people shout "Wah!" every time a flashbulb goes off; Chinglish is the New World Language; The Vatican should relocate to Kwai Chung; A baby's IQ determines the size of her future apartment; Every person in the world is Chinese; Only psychotics should visit Hong Kong doctors... No one is immune from Hongkongitis!
Category: Humor

Managing Global Logistics For Business Growth

Author : Anthony Barone
ISBN : 9781311044792
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 45.25 MB
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There are a lot of reasons why companies go global. A particular foreign market may present a greater profitability opportunity than the local market of the business. Perhaps, the business has reached the tipping point in its export business and the market has grown large enough to merit an additional manufacturing facility or partner in another country. Maybe access to skilled, lower-cost workers is an attraction. Possibly setting up a local shop in a foreign market will help circumvent trade barriers that are constraining the company’s growth. The book is for small to medium enterprises (SME), a business that has grown beyond the “start-up venture”. The SME would be an ongoing business, with employees, receivables, and payables. It has a business growth plan, and as the manager, you know what business you are in and have the resources to expand. SMEs typically do not have a cadre of specialists, particularly where logistics and trade compliance are concerned. Those duties are most likely being added to existing staff with similar domestic responsibilities. However, realize that global is not the same as local business, it is outside of common knowledge and there are matters that managers need to understand better so they do not make serious mistakes in the process of going global. Published by Buoyant Capital, NYC (c) 2016
Category: Business & Economics

Finding Freezing And Attaching Assets

Author : Jacob C. Jørgensen
ISBN : 9789041167422
Genre : Law
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Because of the rise in cross-border disputes – and due to the ease with which assets can be moved around the world with the help of online banking and fiduciary service providers – parties are increasingly finding themselves suing or being sued outside their home jurisdictions. This book is about how to find out whether a defendant has any assets before initiating costly litigation, arbitration, or insolvency proceedings, and if so how to freeze such assets with the aim of eventually enforcing a judgment or award. Nineteen country chapters by lawyers with decades of hands-on experience in helping their clients find, freeze, and attach defendants’ assets provide practical guidance to legal professionals representing parties in cross-border commercial lawsuits, international arbitration proceedings, simple debt collection matters, enforcement proceedings, divorce proceedings, inheritance matters, and other legal matters where the assets in dispute are thought to be located abroad. Each contribution offers an overview of the pre-trial asset tracing techniques and rules regulating freezing orders and enforcement methods in the jurisdiction covered, describing not just what the law says but how the law actually works. The jurisdictions covered include several of the offshore havens that are frequently used to hide assets in. The authors attend to such issues and topics as the following: • investigating whether a potential counterparty owns vessels, aircrafts, motor vehicles, real estate, or intellectual property rights; • locating offshore trusts; • discovering assets transferred to a family member or corporate entity; • exposing sham investments designed to generate a (fictitious) loss of assets; and • invoking remedies available to a party facing asset shielding manoeuvres. This book will quickly become an indispensable tool for international litigators, arbitration lawyers, and lawyers involved in cross-border insolvency and debt recovery proceedings, as well as for academics and scholars involved in legal research projects or law reform programs. Renowned litigator Robert Shapiro says in his Foreword: 'The authors provide the reader with practical guidance into the complex area of cross-border asset tracing and do so in a very down-to-earth way, without the academic hyperbole that generally burdens modern legal textbooks.'
Category: Law

Common Careers Different Experiences

Author : Katharine Venter
ISBN : 9789622095472
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 76.85 MB
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While there is extensive data on the experiences of women working in managerial positions in Britain, there is a dearth of such information in Hong Kong. Consequently much of our understanding and beliefs about these women's lives are based on issues that concern women in the West, such as subordination and the struggle for equal rights. There is also a widespread belief that women have made more progress in improving their position in Britain than Hong Kong. Using interviews, surveys and existing documentation, this book illustrates that these perceptions do not adequately explain the situation of women managers in Hong Kong. On the contrary, research shows that Hong Kong women managers enjoy a relatively smooth career path while those in Britain often experience downward occupational mobility and breaks in their careers. Through comparing the stories of women managers in Hong Kong and Britain and exploring how culture shapes their tales, Common Careers, Different Experiences urges us to revise our perceptions of women's experiences.
Category: Business & Economics

Learning And Teaching Narrative Inquiry

Author : Sheila Trahar
ISBN : 9789027226549
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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In the final chapter of this volume, the authors refer to the pedagogical vantage points offered by narrative inquiry, an apt comment that encapsulates the volume s purpose and its spirit. As an increasing number of people throughout the world and from a broad range of disciplines are turning to narrative as a research methodology, this volume is timely in its focus on the learning and teaching of this approach. The contributors to the volume, all narrative scholars themselves, write about the creative and challenging pedagogical activities that they use in order to enable others to learn about and do narrative research. The volume will be of particular interest to those teaching narrative research methodologies at both undergraduate and postgraduate level in the social sciences, medical sciences and the humanities. The contributions from Hong Kong, Israel, Europe and North America, all reflect critically on the rich complexities of using and teaching narrative in those contexts and attend closely to the diverse constituencies of their learning communities."
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Society And Politics In Hong Kong

Author : Siu-kai Lau
ISBN : 9622013368
Genre : Hong Kong
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Like the cracking of the genetic code and the creation of the atomic bomb, the discovery of how the brain's neurons work is one of the fundamental scientific developments of the twentieth century. The discovery of neurotransmitters revolutionized the way we think about the brain and what it means to be human yet few people know how they were discovered, the scientists involved, or the fierce controversy about whether they even existed. The War of the Soups and the Sparks tells the saga of the dispute between the pharmacologists, who had uncovered the first evidence that nerves communicate by releasing chemicals, and the neurophysiologists, experts on the nervous system, who dismissed the evidence and remained committed to electrical explanations. The protagonists of this story are Otto Loewi and Henry Dale, who received Nobel Prizes for their work, and Walter Cannon, who would have shared the prize with them if he had not been persuaded to adopt a controversial theory (how that happened is an important part of this history). Valenstein sets his story of scientific discovery against the backdrop of two world wars and examines the fascinating lives of several scientists whose work was affected by the social and political events of their time. He recounts such stories as Loewi's arrest by Nazi storm troopers and Dale's efforts at helping key scientists escape Germany. The War of the Soups and the Sparks reveals how science and scientists work. Valenstein describes the observations and experiments that led to the discovery of neurotransmitters and sheds light on what determines whether a novel concept will gain acceptance among the scientific community. His work also explains the immense importance of Loewi, Dale, and Cannon's achievements in our understanding of the human brain and the way mental illnesses are conceptualized and treated.
Category: Hong Kong

Hong Kong Life Culture

Author : Emily Chan
ISBN : 9789628928668
Genre : Social Science
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This book is a concise and easy guide to help expats fit in local life of Hong Kong. It is intended to: Provide practical tips on how to integrate into local life and how to be seen to behave properly on occasions such as: dining, weddings, funerals, choosing gifts and tipping. Compare and contrast the Chinese and Western style of showing friendliness, disclosing personal information and communication. This book is suitable for expats, Hong Kongers who want to better understand the concerns of expats, and any person interested in intercultural communication.
Category: Social Science