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Stories 【BUSINESS 2.0】Tech B Corps|Travel bubble
Headquartered in the Netherlands, WeTransfer is a well-known company offering file transfer services. As many as a billion files are reportedly transferred among 195 countries or regions via their platform. This June, the company announced its status as a certified B Corp.
Stories Patron of design thinking and Stanford d.school founder: David Kelley uses design to help unlock creative confidence in everyone
In an interview, David Kelley emphasised that design thinking is all about “empathy. Really try to understand what they really value.” Steered by such humanistic spirit, IDEO came to be a world-famous design and innovation consultancy – despite David not starting off with a design background.
Stories A break for a change: Stanford professor to save the world with Impossible Foods
After more than 20 years of teaching, he took an 18-month sabbatical during which he pondered about two pressing issues, namely changing directions in life, and addressing one of the biggest global concerns – environmental pollution.
Stories From “War on Rape” to “Farm to Table”: Prof Fanny Cheung’s 40 years of driving social change
Prof Fanny Cheung barely took her seat when she started “protesting”; apparently too many interviewers were fixated merely on her early community work in women’s development. A trace of a smile on her lips, the petite professor slowly unravelled to us tales of her “extra-curricular activities”.
Stories SoCUBE, a history: How Perkins Ho lends a hand to scholar-innovators
“CUHK has so much to offer, especially when it comes to social innovation. Different departments made valuable contributions, but the outside world seldom hears about it.” Perkins Ho recalled how he put forward the idea of SoCUBE two years back, that the accumulated know-how from CUHK may propagate in the community, inspiring more businesses and industries to do good.
Stories Starting up, twice: Ex-IT guy fathoms the pain points in business
Long before the mainland government rolled out relevant policies, Perkins Ho has launched his own travel-tech businesses two times. The practical experience proved invaluable to his current role at CUHK – facilitating scholars to engage in entrepreneurial and social innovative endeavours.
Stories A change of course from academia to business: Coursera co-founder and AI master Andrew Ng
At the age of 43, Andrew Ng easily outshines his peers in the field of artificial intelligence (AI). Born to a Hongkongese family in the UK, the Chinese-American scientist co-founded and led Google’s AI team Google Brain. He later joined Baidu as Chief Scientist, before leaving in 2017 and launching his own start-up Landing AI.
Stories Entrepreneur in the Rye
Shanzhai City is in the business of empowering disadvantaged groups from remote regions with technology.
Stories Post-consumerist Sharing
He defines sharing economy as lending the unused resources or skills to others, enabled by the ubiquitous online sharing platforms.