|In your expansion plans, always remember to think big, and quality!|
And then there are some really smart people who are passionate about what they do but also have a keen business sense and this has paid off for them with very comfortable lifestyles.
In the past several days I've had the opportunity to meet two of them. Both collect cars -- one has at least four Porsches, the other showed off his black speckled customized Maybach in front of his shop.
But in the last several years he sees hardly anyone interested in learning a trade or skill -- everyone wants to get a degree and sit in an air-conditioned office even though they might be paid well building a ship or customizing a yacht.
When the cost of labour rises, he says, one must find a way to keep costs down and for him it's automation.
He showed me a video with workers wearing white suits and masks, putting together thousands of macarons. The shells are piped by machine, then taken to the oven to be baked, and afterwards a number of people are on the factory line, piping them with filling and then adding the top shell, then packaged carefully and boxed up.
And this is the attitude Hong Kong needs more of. We all need to think this way to make the city even better than it is now.