La Salle College Class of 1993 20th Anniversary Forum

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La Salle College Class of 1993 20th Anniversary Forum

  1. 1. 7 things I wish I had known when I was 17 Class of 1993 2oth anniversary forum
  2. 2. Just to give you some age perspective: who belong to class of 1993
  3. 3. Today’s speakers: what do we have in common?
  4. 4. #1 our careers have “pivoted”
  5. 5. Anthony Wong Investment Banker Record label marketer “Mad Man” Turned... Turned...
  6. 6. Philip Tsang Lawyer professional photographer Turned...
  7. 7. Bernard Chan Bench Scientist Politician Turned...
  8. 8. Denis Tse Tech entrepreneur Private equity investor Turned...
  9. 9. Vincent Chu engineer Engineer who writes A lot of books Turned...
  10. 10. #2 we have been fortunate that we have become quite successful in what we do at a relatively young age
  11. 11. Anthony: campaign “person of the year” in greater china Vincent: “Asia’s #1 civil engineer” Philip: “Asia top 30 wedding photographers” Denis: Asset international “40 under 40” Bernard: One of the political Appointees to the HK Chief Executive’s Cabinet
  12. 12. #3 we have learned a lot from our career evolution . We are humbled by it.
  13. 13. And #4, most importantly, we are one of you
  14. 14. Here are7 secrets of success We want to share with you, so you can benefit from them early.
  15. 15. We want this to be one of the most memorable talks you’ll ever have in the years to come. I f anything, just remember a few words. We wish someone had taught us these lessons when we were your age.
  16. 16. #1 To Keep Dreaming
  17. 17. "A fulfilling life is the result of your dreams pursued."
  18. 18. Many kids dream of fast cars and space ships...
  19. 19. He grows to build them... ... And changes the world in the process
  20. 20. #2 To Try
  21. 21. "Try to find the sweet spot of what you love, what you are good at, and what pays."
  22. 22. #3 To synthesize
  23. 23. “if you think no one gives you a chance, create a chance.”
  24. 24. Having an all-round life like Forrest Gump is not unthinkable
  25. 25. Yes, we can! ... in Finance
  26. 26. “You just have to want to be best at something” - Tadashi Yanai (柳井正), Founder of Uniqlo
  27. 27. #4 To Persevere
  28. 28. EQ>IQ
  29. 29. National Engineering Society Reasons for Initial Rejection Time for Final Acceptance and Approval Institution of Civil Engineer (United Kingdom) Not having doctorate qualification 1.5 year German Federation of Technical and Scientific Organisations Not prevailing practice to upload books on their official website 2 years Engineer Australia Not having a qualified expert to conduct the book review 6 years
  30. 30. #5 to be true to yourself
  31. 31. “Don’t be a phony person.”
  32. 32. "I wish I'd had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me." One of the top five regrets people have on their deathbeds –
  33. 33. #6 To Distinguish
  34. 34. “Set apart from the commodity crowd”
  35. 35. "Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless, like water. Now, you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup, you put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, you put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash! Be water, my friend.” - Bruce Lee
  36. 36. Excellence Diligence Innovation
  37. 37. “Know what is petty, and what is great. ”
  38. 38. "The “indigenous culture” is unfortunately deployed as a convenient exit from the race that must be run. Instead of seeking globalization, some have retired into tribalization .... That will certainly bring Hong Kong down." - Wong Yan Lung
  39. 39. “I do think that things of the Chinese will be quite interesting in the next few years…I mean once the opening of China…you know…that it will bring more understanding and more things that are…hei..like… different you know, that may be in the contrast or comparison some new things might grow, so therefore I mean it is a rich period to be in.” - Bruce Lee
  40. 40. “Be water, irrigate your resources to tab the vast blue ocean of opportunities and flow with “The La Salle Spirit” to connect yourself to the world, bringing prosperity to all. Be water, my friend.”
  41. 41. #7 to Love
  42. 42. “If I speak with eloquence, but do not have love, I am just a noisy gong. If I have all the knowledge, and can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.” - 1 Corinthians 13: 1-2
  43. 43. In an insensitive world, Human beings are too easily reduced to just numbers
  44. 44. To recap, here are the 7 secrets
  45. 45. 1. To Keep dreaming 2. to Try 3. to Synthesize 4. to Persevere 5. To Be true to yourself 6. to Distinguish 7. And don’t forget To Love

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