End of exams sends new job seekers to the market
SHKP Reading Club has career experts talk about how reading leads to a successful career


19 May 2015


Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited’s SHKP Reading Club staged a Thoughtful Reading: The Way to Your Career Planning seminar last week with three career experts and human resources specialists as guest speakers, including veteran human resources management and strategic planning consultant Armstrong Lee, former Hong Kong Institute of Human Resource Management president Wilfred Wong and Roadshow Chief Operating Officer Thomas Lo.  They talked about reading and shared their advice on career development, helping young people and SHKP Reading Club members better equip themselves through reading to achieve career goals.

SHKP is dedicated to promoting reading and holistic development and has organized diverse activities through the SHKP Reading Club to encourage people to enjoy reading.  SHKP Director of Corporate Communications Chris Liu said: “Reading helps equip us with tools we need to overcome career obstacles.  We believe reading can strengthen one’s life and we hope the advice of our guests can inspire the audience to seize opportunities and calmly face challenges in the workplace.”

The speakers gave their views on the topics related to reading and career planning.  Thomas Lo recommended 33 Things Successful People Would Do Silently and John Davison Rockefeller’s 30 Letters to his Son. The former emphasized the importance of ‘trivial difference’ by describing different little habits that led elites to success, while the latter is a collection of family letters written by the famous oil tycoon John Davison Rockefeller. The Rockefeller family letters are imbued with his philosophy and experience which may be worth even more than his business empire.  Thomas Lo encouraged the audience to read biographies, learn from the achievements of successful people and build a bright career.

Armstrong Lee talked about his experience with reference to his book The Route to a Successful Career.  He suggested that fresh graduates first identify two or three sectors that are of interest to them, followed by thorough preparation to allow better chance to succeed in getting their dream jobs.  He also mentioned the ‘art of compliment’, which is more useful than complaining in settling workplace problems.

Wilfred Wong recommended three books to the audience: The 4 Disciplines of Execution: Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals, The Silent Nature and The Old Stories of Hong Kong.  The first book gives four important principles that have proven successful in reducing disturbances in daily work for better results.  He believes the book is useful to management executives and junior staff who would be inspired to create a successful career path. The Silent Nature and The Old Stories of Hong Kong encourage readers to face career challenges.  Blending astronomy, geography, scientific observations and perspectives on biology and physics, The Silent Nature allows readers to realize their knowledge blind spots. The Old Stories of Hong Kong is old stories and scenarios of Hong Kong that encourage readers to explore and care about the things around them.

About the SHKP Reading Club

SHKP set up the SHKP Reading Club in late 2013 to consolidate its reading-related initiatives, and everyone is welcome to join for free.  The Club publishes the regular free ReadIt and Read Monthly magazines, organizes cultural events like seminars with leading speakers, reading and writing camps and guided cultural tours to inspire more people to enjoy reading and make it a habit.  Anyone interested can join at www.shkpreadingclub.com.
Armstrong Lee (second left), Wilfred Wong (second right) and Thomas Lo (first left) offer inspiring thoughts on reading and career planning, as well as the relationship between reading and a successful career
End of exams sends new job seekers to the market
SHKP Reading Club has career experts talk about how reading leads to a successful career


19 May 2015



Armstrong Lee (second left), Wilfred Wong (second right) and Thomas Lo (first left) offer inspiring thoughts on reading and career planning, as well as the relationship between reading and a successful career

Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited’s SHKP Reading Club staged a Thoughtful Reading: The Way to Your Career Planning seminar last week with three career experts and human resources specialists as guest speakers, including veteran human resources management and strategic planning consultant Armstrong Lee, former Hong Kong Institute of Human Resource Management president Wilfred Wong and Roadshow Chief Operating Officer Thomas Lo.  They talked about reading and shared their advice on career development, helping young people and SHKP Reading Club members better equip themselves through reading to achieve career goals.

SHKP is dedicated to promoting reading and holistic development and has organized diverse activities through the SHKP Reading Club to encourage people to enjoy reading.  SHKP Director of Corporate Communications Chris Liu said: “Reading helps equip us with tools we need to overcome career obstacles.  We believe reading can strengthen one’s life and we hope the advice of our guests can inspire the audience to seize opportunities and calmly face challenges in the workplace.”

The speakers gave their views on the topics related to reading and career planning.  Thomas Lo recommended 33 Things Successful People Would Do Silently and John Davison Rockefeller’s 30 Letters to his Son. The former emphasized the importance of ‘trivial difference’ by describing different little habits that led elites to success, while the latter is a collection of family letters written by the famous oil tycoon John Davison Rockefeller. The Rockefeller family letters are imbued with his philosophy and experience which may be worth even more than his business empire.  Thomas Lo encouraged the audience to read biographies, learn from the achievements of successful people and build a bright career.

Armstrong Lee talked about his experience with reference to his book The Route to a Successful Career.  He suggested that fresh graduates first identify two or three sectors that are of interest to them, followed by thorough preparation to allow better chance to succeed in getting their dream jobs.  He also mentioned the ‘art of compliment’, which is more useful than complaining in settling workplace problems.

Wilfred Wong recommended three books to the audience: The 4 Disciplines of Execution: Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals, The Silent Nature and The Old Stories of Hong Kong.  The first book gives four important principles that have proven successful in reducing disturbances in daily work for better results.  He believes the book is useful to management executives and junior staff who would be inspired to create a successful career path. The Silent Nature and The Old Stories of Hong Kong encourage readers to face career challenges.  Blending astronomy, geography, scientific observations and perspectives on biology and physics, The Silent Nature allows readers to realize their knowledge blind spots. The Old Stories of Hong Kong is old stories and scenarios of Hong Kong that encourage readers to explore and care about the things around them.

About the SHKP Reading Club

SHKP set up the SHKP Reading Club in late 2013 to consolidate its reading-related initiatives, and everyone is welcome to join for free.  The Club publishes the regular free ReadIt and Read Monthly magazines, organizes cultural events like seminars with leading speakers, reading and writing camps and guided cultural tours to inspire more people to enjoy reading and make it a habit.  Anyone interested can join at www.shkpreadingclub.com.