A recurring question we face in developing a Hub in the Global Shapers Community (“GSC”) is: how do we recruit the right members? No easy answer. But our Shapers are our key if not sole assets. The right Shapers can lead the Hub to extraordinary success, create enormous value for their fellow Shapers, and indeed organise fantastic
This is submission of my proposed 2017-18 Leadership Plan for the Hong Kong Hub (copy of the submission made on Top Link on March 5, 2017). I feel enormously privileged to be part of our special community, and I hope to leverage my experiences as a Shaper and more recently as the Vice Curator to better serve
On January 25, I attended the “Communities, Networks & Collectives Salon: 2 to 73,000” event at Mettā. The keynote speaker at the event was Richard Hsu who talked about his communities and networks and the philosophies behind the projects that grow and support these communities and networks. The description of the event reads as follows: In an era of sharing
At the 2016 Annual Curators Meeting, Global Shapers spent time exploring values and considering the issues of leadership development. Among many topics, Shapers were asked to consider as leaders the strengths and weaknesses in expressing vulnerability; balancing individual control and collaboration; and standing alone and building a following to enhance a vision. Prof. Klaus Schwab, the founder of the World
The cover image depicts a synchrotron conduit cut-out from CERN. The Fourth Industrial Revolution (“4IR”) challenges are a mash of issues arising from complex, rapidly changing, post-structural, and interconnected systems. What really matters is: How should we articulate the problems to help us formulate viable solutions? “Systems thinking” may offer an effective approach. Conditions of tomorrow, today
How individuals can help effect sustainable development and inclusive growth: (i) Stimulate a culture of “citizen accounting” and audit your government for the future; (ii) Adopt a “systems thinking” mindset; (iii) Proactively engage stakeholders and have a good understanding of collective interests; (iv) Create safe spaces for authentic dialogue; (v)
Be a “stropist” in implementing the SDGs.
The Annual Curators Meeting 2016 (“ACM”) provided many useful lessons for effective contribution to the Global Shapers Community. I was privileged to represent the Hong Kong Hub as its Deputy Curator. Here is the last of the five lessons I learnt. The ACM made me reflect on several things about being a Shaper. It made me a better advocate for youth
The Millennial stereotype is a working hypothesis. What we do know is that socially engaged young people with technology have made enormous impact in their communities. So, we should involve young people in decision-making and policy-making activities while they are young to improve the world. Young people’s voices are by themselves no less legitimate than older voices. In some cases, socially engaged young people have much to contribute to society.
The Annual Curators Meeting 2016 (“ACM”) provided many useful lessons for effective contribution to the Global Shapers Community. I was privileged to represent the Hong Kong Hub as its Deputy Curator. Here is the fourth of the five lessons I learnt. Connecting hubs with common goals to work on projects and yielding high synergy are pillar objectives, giving the meaning
The Annual Curators Meeting 2016 (“ACM”) provided many useful lessons for effective contribution to the Global Shapers Community. I was privileged to represent the Hong Kong Hub as its Deputy Curator. Here is the third of the five lessons I learnt. The value of youth per se The Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum (“Forum”), Prof. Klaus Schwab