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Four steps to developing superhuman focus

Here’s how you can tune out relentless distractions and do your best work. By Jessica Hubbard The Hungarian American psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi identified the psychological state of “flow” in 1975 — describing a state of deep immersion in a single activity or task. In this state, external “noise” is naturally muted. Research by McKinsey has shown that when… Read More Four steps to developing superhuman focus

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Communicating the future

Margaret W.S. Chan, the Institute’s new Chief Executive and Registrar, spent the first few months on the job talking to people about the challenges of the profession. She tells Jemelyn Yadao how now is the time to take action in areas such as strengthening the value proposition of the profession, energizing members in nurturing and… Read More Communicating the future

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Landing the job

Managing the finances of one of the world’s busiest airports is no easy task. William Lo, the Airport Authority’s Executive Director of Finance, tells Kate Whitehead about the major projects he is involved in and how his skills as a CPA help secure the city’s superior connectivity. William Lo, Executive Director of Finance at Airport… Read More Landing the job

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Second opinions: What are the emerging risks facing professionals in the future?

Linda Biek, Director of Compliance, Hong Kong Institute Of CPAs The Institute’s Compliance Department investigates complaints against its members. Over the past two years, complaints have been trending in the following areas: Audits of owners’ corporations of buildings – Property owners, concerned about their real estate investments, become frustrated when they lose confidence that the… Read More Second opinions: What are the emerging risks facing professionals in the future?

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The trends of tomorrow

Here are the 14 ways Chartered Accountants and the wider profession are likely to evolve into the future. In 1996, chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov was famously beaten by IBM’s supercomputer, ‘Deep Blue’. This event was heralded as the real dawn of the age of artificial intelligence (AI) and the beginning of the eclipse of human intelligence.… Read More The trends of tomorrow