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Asia Society Hong Kong Movers & Shakers Podcast
Asia Society Hong Kong Movers & Shakers Podcast
Welcome to the Asia Society Hong Kong - Movers and Shakers Podcast. Through this short, interactive fireside chat, We get to meet with leaders and game-changers in different industries for insights into their personal journey to success. What they learned, how they failed and other interesting wisdom they may want to share.
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In episode three of the Movers & shakers Podcast, Dr. Parag Khanna stops by Asia Society Hong Kong to discuss the bold new ideas in his newest book, The Future is Asian. Parag also shared some invaluable lessons learned from his past travels and how he thinks the youth of today can best prepare themselves for a global future lead by Asian countries. Parag Khanna is a leading global strategy advisor, world traveler, and best-selling author. He is Founder & Managing Partner of FutureMap, a data and scenario based strategic advisory firm. Parag's newest book is The Future is Asian: Commerce, Conflict & Culture in the 21st Century (2019). His books have been translated into more than twenty languages. In 2008, Parag was named one of Esquire’s “75 Most Influential People of the 21st Century,” and featured in WIRED magazine’s “Smart List.”
In episode 2 of the Movers & Shakers podcast we sit down with Oscar-winner Ruby Yang who started her directorial career with films like Citizen Hong Kong (1999) and China 21 (2001). Her most acclaimed work, The Blood of Yingzhou District (2006), won the 2007 Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Subject. Ruby uses the camera to tell us stories about identity, place, and voiceless people. Her documentaries empowered disenfranchised groups to speak out and brought their stories to the sight of the world. But what is Ruby's personal story? What was her journey to becoming a filmmaker? How did she shape her career in America as a minority? What did she experience from making the documentaries in different countries? ASHK Executive Director Alice Mong sits down with Ruby Yang to talk about her journey as a filmmaker, her thoughts on winning an Oscar, and other interesting life lessons from her creative life.
Mark Thompson sits down with Asia Society Hong Kong for our initial Movers and Shakers Podcast. Mark Thompson is president and chief executive officer of The New York Times Company. He has directed the Company’s strategy and presided over an expansion of its digital and global operations. Under his leadership, digital subscriptions have grown from 500,000 to nearly four million and the Company set a goal to reach 10 million total subscriptions by 2025. The Times has successfully expanded into other digital products like Cooking and Crosswords, has launched one of the world’s most successful podcasts and recently premiered “The Weekly”, a new TV news program for FX and Hulu. Before joining the Times Company, Mr. Thompson served as director-general of the BBC from 2004, where he reshaped the organization to meet the challenge of the digital age, ensuring that it remained a leading innovator with the launch of services such as the BBC iPlayer. He also oversaw a transformation of the BBC itself, driving productivity and efficiency through the introduction of new technologies and bold organizational redesign.
Helena Storm, Consul-General at the Consulate General of Sweden in Hong Kong and Macau. Has studied a Master of Laws at Uppsala University; studied political science at Sciences Po in Paris; worked with human rights, war crimes and trafficking issues for Sweden’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs; First Secretary at the Embassy of Sweden in Ankara, Turkey; Chief of Staff at Sweden’s Ministry for Trade; After five years in Hong Kong Helena will be moving to Colombia’s capital Bogotá where she will take up the position of Sweden’s ambassador to Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela.
Sandeep Sekhri, Founder of Dining Concepts, has shaped Hong Kong’s dining scene for nearly two decades since he launched the restaurant group back in 2002. Sandeep established himself as a leader within the Hong Kong hospitality industry since arriving in Hong Kong in 1990. Following many years experience in India's leading hotels, Sandeep embarked on a career of 12 years of executive experience with a prominent hospitality group within Hong Kong. He then made the move to establish his own company in 2002 and has overseen the growth and diversification of the organization since its inception. Under Sandeep's development and guidance, Dining Concepts is now recognized as Hong Kong's pre-eminent hospitality group.
Today's podcast is a two-part series with Adventurer and TV host Ryan Pyle. Originally recorded before COVID-19 Ryan gives us an update of his current living situation as he is stuck in transit between Istanbul Turkey and his home in Dubai. Born in Toronto, Canada, Ryan Pyle spent his early years close to home. After obtaining a degree in International Politics from the University of Toronto in 2001, Ryan realized a life long dream and traveled to China on an exploratory mission. In 2002 Ryan moved to China permanently and in 2004 Ryan became a regular contributor to the New York Times. In 2009 Ryan was listed by PDN Magazine as one of the 30 emerging photographers in the world. In 2010 Ryan began working full time on television and documentary film production and has produced and presented several large multi-episode television series for major broadcasters in the USA, Canada, UK, Asia, CHINA and continental Europe. SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: Instagram: @ryanpyle (Fans: 92,000+) Facebook: @ryanpyle (Fans: 450,000+) Twitter: @ryanpyle (Fans: 15,000+) YouTube: @ryanjpyle (Fans: 30,000+) Weibo: @ryanpyle (Fans: 1,000,000+)
Today's podcast is a two-part series with Adventurer and TV host Ryan Pyle. Originally recorded before COVID-19 Ryan gives us an update of his current living situation as he is stuck in transit between Istanbul Turkey and his home in Dubai. Born in Toronto, Canada, Ryan Pyle spent his early years close to home. After obtaining a degree in International Politics from the University of Toronto in 2001, Ryan realized a life long dream and traveled to China on an exploratory mission. In 2002 Ryan moved to China permanently and in 2004 Ryan became a regular contributor to the New York Times. In 2009 Ryan was listed by PDN Magazine as one of the 30 emerging photographers in the world. In 2010 Ryan began working full time on television and documentary film production and has produced and presented several large multi-episode television series for major broadcasters in the USA, Canada, UK, Asia, CHINA and continental Europe. SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: Instagram: @ryanpyle (Fans: 92,000+) Facebook: @ryanpyle (Fans: 450,000+) Twitter: @ryanpyle (Fans: 15,000+) YouTube: @ryanjpyle (Fans: 30,000+) Weibo: @ryanpyle (Fans: 1,000,000+) #extremetreks #toughrides
Asia Society Hong Kong re-connects with Global Strategist and author Dr. Parag Khanna for a video chat to talk about the potential society-shifting impact of COVID-19 on an international, and APAC level. Parag talks about the economy, and how the future of technology and travel will be forever changed with this current pandemic. Connect with Dr. Khanna here: https://www.paragkhanna.com https://twitter.com/paragkhanna
Today's podcast is with Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan, journalist and author of “Sarong Party Girls” (William Morrow, 2016) as well as “A Tiger In The Kitchen: A Memoir of Food & Family“ (Hyperion, 2011). She is the editor of the fiction anthology “Singapore Noir“ (Akashic Books, 2014). She was a staff writer at the Wall Street Journal, In Style magazine and the Baltimore Sun. Her stories have also appeared in The New York Times, The Paris Review, The Washington Post, Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, National Geographic, Foreign Policy, Marie Claire, Newsweek, Bloomberg Businessweek, Chicago Tribune, The (Portland) Oregonian, The (Topeka) Capital-Journal and The (Singapore) Straits Times among other places. She has been an artist in residence at Yaddo, where she wrote “A Tiger in the Kitchen,” Hawthornden Castle, Le Moulin à Nef, the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Headlands Center for the Arts, Ragdale Foundation, Ledig House and the Studios of Key West. In 2012, she was the recipient of a major arts creation grant from the National Arts Council of Singapore in support of her novel. Born and raised in Singapore, she crossed the ocean at age 18 to go to Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. Unsure of whether she would remain in the U.S. after college, she interned in places as disparate as possible. She hung out with Harley Davidson enthusiasts in Topeka, Kan., interviewed gypsies about their burial rituals in Portland, Ore., covered July 4 in Washington, D.C., and chronicled the life and times of the Boomerang Pleasure Club, a group of Italian-American men that were getting together to cook, play cards and gab about women for decades in their storefront “clubhouse” in Chicago. An active member of the Asian American Journalists Association, she served on its national board for seven years, ending in 2010. She started her full-time journalism career helping out on the cops beat in Baltimore — training that would prove to be essential in her future fashion reporting. Both, it turns out, are like war zones. The difference is, people dress differently.
Today’s Podcast is with Peter Diamandis the Founder & Executive Chairman of the XPRIZE Foundation, which leads the world in designing and operating large-scale incentive competitions. He is also the Executive Founder of Singularity University, a graduate-level Silicon Valley institution that counsels the world's leaders on exponentially growing technologies. As an entrepreneur, Diamandis has started over 20 companies in the areas of longevity, space, venture capital and education. He is also co-Founder BOLD Capital Partners, a venture fund with $250M investing in exponential technologies. Diamandis is a New York Times Bestselling author of two books: Abundance – The Future Is Better Than You Think and BOLD – How to go Big, Create Wealth & Impact the World. Fortune Magazine recently named Peter Diamandis as one of the "World's 50 Greatest Leaders." He earned degrees in Molecular Genetics and Aerospace Engineering from the MIT and holds an M.D. from Harvard Medical School. Peter’s favorite saying is “the best way to predict the future is to create it yourself.” Peter sat down with Asia Society Hong Kong to conduct the following interview.