Love this sequel of Freakonomics, more surprising insights. a delight!

不去會死 Dying to go!


Author: Yusuke Ishida 石田裕輔

Have you ever thought about where the most beautiful place is in the world according to your own definition? This Japanese author cycled around the world for 7+ years to search this place. His encounters reveal his emotions to different places and people, the beautiful and ugly side of humanity and "a world" that you probably do not have a chance to see during your life time.

I found the title echoes my inner voice as a passionate traveller. We travel as if we will die tomorrow. I truely admire his courage to embark on such an adventurious journey. It actually reactivates my travel DNA when feeling drained after work.

輕輕的我走了, 正如我輕輕的來...


My book is out. Official site

Book Cover

My Cambridge Days

陳志邦 博士
Dr Dominic Chan, PhD MA BA (Cantab.)


摘錄 徐志摩 的 再別康橋

Four hour work week - Timothy Ferriss

The four-hour work week - Timothy Ferriss

I really like this book!
It is about attitude change towards the work-life balance and pursuing passions and life goals
It is about time-management, do things efficiently and effectively, not do work for work sake.
It is about freeing yourself from a lot of unneccessary constraint such as your boss, an office, even a particular location and a lot of the time-wasting/zero value generating activities.
It is about eliminating the burdens.
It is about beating the game not just playing the game.
It is about over-coming the fears that have been stopping you from taking actions!
Most importantly, it is about getting rich in a combination of money, time, freedom and spiritual.
And the advices are actually practical, I have started applying some of the tips IMMEDIATELY!

Book Club gathering - Sun 26 July 2009

We had a book club session, there were 8 of us and we shared the following books:

Business Cycles: History, Theory and Investment Reality - Lars Tvede
The four-hour workweek - Timothy Ferriss
A pale view of Hill - Kazuo Ishiguro
中國大歷史 - 黃仁宇
Screen play - Syd Field
0-1 - 澤田尚美
香港社會企業妙點子 - 謝家駒
關於跑步,我說的其實是? - 村上春樹

Wonderful event, always fun to hear about what other people are reading and why they like the book.

Outliners: The story of success

By Malcolm Gladwell

As the name of the book suggests, it talks about people who are different from others and so they stand out and become successful. It attempts to explain why certain people succeeded where other failed, moreover, the book inspects the cases where the success is not necessary the ability of the person alone or in some cases, the person doesn't really have any real outstanding ability, what is important in a lot of cases is the circumstances and the system has somehow favoured someone or a group of people. On the other hand, thre are people with remarkable ability but has been mirginallized by the system.

While the idea of book is pretty interesting, I found the cases and description a bit repetitive and long-winded. This is the 3rd book that I read from the same author, the other two books were "Tipping point" and "Blink" which I enjoyed a lot, but I must say I was a bit disappointed about "Outliners".

Book Club Gathering - Sat 14 June 2008

Date: Saturday, 14 June, 2008
Time: 4:00pm - 6pm
Location:Epoch Coffee Bar
12-14 Wing Fung Street (near Pacific Place 3), Wan Chai, Hong Kong

If you enjoy reading and want to meet others who do, come to our gathering and bring along your favourite book and share with others!

Please reply Email by Fri 13 June

Book Club 15 March 2008

9 people turned up (7 in the photos) at our book club gathering and we talked about many things and we talked about 6 books

Image from Amazon
La sagesse des contes (buy from Amazon)
by Alexandro Jodorowsky

Image from Amazon
The God Delusion (buy from Amazon)
by Richard Dawkins

"I think therefore I am" - A collection of short article by a Hong Kong writer - Chan Wan

"Il Decamerone", written by the Italian humanist writer Giovanni Boccaccio almost 650 years ago, Il Decamerone contains a hundred tales supposedly told in ten days. Image from Amazon
Visualizing Boccaccio: Studies on Illustrations of the Decameron, from Giotto to Pasolini (Cambridge Studies in New Art History and Criticism) (buy from Amazon)
by Jill M. Ricketts

"All kind of gods in ancient China"

Image from Amazon
Margin of Safety: Risk-Averse Value Investing Strategies for the Thoughtful Investor (buy from Amazon)
by Seth A. Klarman

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 >>