Business / Compliance

Gambling ban for Macao’s casino staff

The Macao government has submitted a bill that will, if approved, see local casino staff banned from gambling in any of the city’s casinos. The measure aims to curb problem gambling among those employed at the city’s gambling venues. Aside from table games dealers and workers tending to slot machines across casinos, people less directly …

Featured / Governance

Board Portal Software Review

I wrote an article for in September last year about how to run successful board meetings. In it I stressed the importance of preparing good materials for directors to review. Since then I’ve received a number of questions about how best to do this.

Badly prepared meeting packs and presentations frustrate board members and can sabotage …

Business / Business Law

Top 10 Ten Risks for the Board

Top 10 Risks Facing Directors

These are the top ten risks directors of company boards should be aware of. Customers ask about these risks most often and what our recommendations are for mitigating them.

Compliance / Governance

Exchange Reminds Listed Issuers about Corporate Disclosures

In the run-up to the new year and the beginning of the reporting season for the majority of listed companies in Hong Kong (including this author’s company), the stock exchange issued a reminder today regarding corporate disclosures in annual reports.  David Graham, the Chief Regulatory Officer and Head of Listing commented:

As we approach the reporting season for …


Performance and Skills

Sleep better. Perform better.

Without adequate sleep we can’t perform at our optimum level. Yet when life and work gets busy we all sacrifice our sleep to create more hours in the day. While this may seem like the only viable option to accomplish what we need, the truth is that those additional hours aren’t used efficiently. Lack of sleep …

Featured / Performance and Skills

Discovering the Return on Investment for Training

It’s a hot topic at every Human Resources conference, training seminar and networking function. For years we have been trying to find out where the measurements for demonstrating a Return on Investment (ROI) lie and how this can be proved upfront and reinforced on completion of training programmes.

However we need to ask ourselves what exactly …

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