SHKP Reading Club Books You Must Read Before 30 seminar
Reading gives the power to pursue dreams
Entrepreneurs Dylan Leung, Chan Hung and Kaya Guo talk about reading


27 Jan 2015


Turning 30 is a seminal point of life; the bidding of farewell to the innocence of youth and entering a new chapter.  The Books You Must Read Before 30 seminar staged by Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited’ SHKP Reading Club had three entrepreneurs who founded businesses at a young age talking about reading with the audience of Club members.  The speakers were Dylan Leung, Chan Hung and Kaya Guo.  They explained how reading helped them realize their dreams and encouraged young people in the audience to take advantage of their prime years and prepare for future challenges by setting goals for reading at the start of a new year.

SHKP Director of Corporate Communications Chris Liu said: “The SHKP Reading Club has been dedicated to encouraging people to enjoy reading with different activities since it was set up in 2013.  Reading can have surprising benefits; it can develop our sense of morality and motivate us to make dreams come true.  The beginning of a new year is a good time to draw up a list of target books with well-planned objectives and strategies that can better equip us and offer the happiness of reading as well.”

The three seminar speakers told of founding their businesses and recommended favourite books.  Alchemist Cafe Bistro proprietor Dylan Leung recommended Rich Dad, Poor Dad, The Alchemist, Inferno and The Notebook.  He especially liked The Alchemist because of its treatment of freedom, destiny and self-discovery.  The book inspired him to open a travel-theme cafe and gave him the idea of exploring the world and strengthening his mind to pursue the dream.

Reading influenced Principal Chan Free Tutorial World head Chan Hung deeply as well.  He knew the flaws in the educational system and the limits of reality and struggled until he read the book Teacher Wandering at Night.  The story follows the protagonist as he spends many nights with young people wandering the streets of Tokyo and tries to help them get back on track.  Mr Chan was moved by the book and resigned from his well-paying job as a principal with the idea of teaching everyone without discrimination.  He established a tutorial school for underprivileged children and provides them free lessons.

Organic We proprietor Kaya Guo has been concerned about the environment since high school.  She graduated from the BBA department and then began studying possible business models combining green and commercial principles, and then started a brand selling organic products.  She recommended Poisonous Traps at Home and 3 Steps to the Top Natural Skincare Products.  The first identifies different sources of allergies and carcinogens at home that let her protect her and her family from potential health problems, and the second explains the main ingredients commonly found in different products so readers can choose less-harmful options.  She believes that the positive attitudes and environmental values in the books deserve public recognition.

The SHKP Reading Club will continue organizing regular activities for members and anyone interested is welcome to join for free at www.shkpreadingclub.com.

About the SHKP Reading Club

SHKP set up the 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.
SHKP Reading Club Books You Must Read Before 30 seminar
Reading gives the power to pursue dreams
Entrepreneurs Dylan Leung, Chan Hung and Kaya Guo talk about reading


27 Jan 2015





Turning 30 is a seminal point of life; the bidding of farewell to the innocence of youth and entering a new chapter.  The Books You Must Read Before 30 seminar staged by Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited’ SHKP Reading Club had three entrepreneurs who founded businesses at a young age talking about reading with the audience of Club members.  The speakers were Dylan Leung, Chan Hung and Kaya Guo.  They explained how reading helped them realize their dreams and encouraged young people in the audience to take advantage of their prime years and prepare for future challenges by setting goals for reading at the start of a new year.

SHKP Director of Corporate Communications Chris Liu said: “The SHKP Reading Club has been dedicated to encouraging people to enjoy reading with different activities since it was set up in 2013.  Reading can have surprising benefits; it can develop our sense of morality and motivate us to make dreams come true.  The beginning of a new year is a good time to draw up a list of target books with well-planned objectives and strategies that can better equip us and offer the happiness of reading as well.”

The three seminar speakers told of founding their businesses and recommended favourite books.  Alchemist Cafe Bistro proprietor Dylan Leung recommended Rich Dad, Poor Dad, The Alchemist, Inferno and The Notebook.  He especially liked The Alchemist because of its treatment of freedom, destiny and self-discovery.  The book inspired him to open a travel-theme cafe and gave him the idea of exploring the world and strengthening his mind to pursue the dream.

Reading influenced Principal Chan Free Tutorial World head Chan Hung deeply as well.  He knew the flaws in the educational system and the limits of reality and struggled until he read the book Teacher Wandering at Night.  The story follows the protagonist as he spends many nights with young people wandering the streets of Tokyo and tries to help them get back on track.  Mr Chan was moved by the book and resigned from his well-paying job as a principal with the idea of teaching everyone without discrimination.  He established a tutorial school for underprivileged children and provides them free lessons.

Organic We proprietor Kaya Guo has been concerned about the environment since high school.  She graduated from the BBA department and then began studying possible business models combining green and commercial principles, and then started a brand selling organic products.  She recommended Poisonous Traps at Home and 3 Steps to the Top Natural Skincare Products.  The first identifies different sources of allergies and carcinogens at home that let her protect her and her family from potential health problems, and the second explains the main ingredients commonly found in different products so readers can choose less-harmful options.  She believes that the positive attitudes and environmental values in the books deserve public recognition.

The SHKP Reading Club will continue organizing regular activities for members and anyone interested is welcome to join for free at www.shkpreadingclub.com.

About the SHKP Reading Club

SHKP set up the 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.