Hong Kong redux
Well, I’m off to Hong Kong again. I cannot believe it’s nearly a year since I was last there visiting my students at Hong Kong PolyTechnic University. I teach in the KM Masters programme and this year I’ve had the pleasure of teaching along with Professor Eric Tsui, KM colleague and friend, in the Knowledge Communities course. And I’ll also be catching up I hope with gentleman and scholar, Patrick Lambe, legend and all-round genius, Dave Snowden and Leif Edvinsson – as I’ll be speaking along with them at this conference (presented by the Hong Kong Knowledge Management Society and the Knowledge Management Research Centre of HK PolyU). Last year, I was made an Adj Professor, which I totally forgot to blog about dear reader! Prof Tsui and I will also be running a one day workshop on practical knowledge sharing techniques, which I’m very much looking forward to.
My major task will be to stay away from The Brands. Regular readers will know that last year, I gave up buying brand name stuff and have been going pretty well actually. My Plan of Attack this year is to buy myself a macro lens for my beloved Nikon D40 and roam around Hong Kong taking photos. Yes, I know that Nikon is a brand name but unless someone knows of great “no name” cameras and lenses, then I have to stick with my Nikon. Mind you, a chap at work has been telling me all about lomography and the Diana camera – I am planning to check this out. If you know anything, leave a comment please!
I will have to scrupulously avoid going near any MAC cosmetics counter – the tantalizing Hello Kitty! collection of lipglosses and cosmetics has been released (kitty kouture!). I had to run fast through a Sydney department store the other day to evade any form of temptation from those cute kitties.
I am wondering if I’ll evade the bomb testing at Sydney airport. In the last few weeks, I’ve been to Melbourne and New Zealand – three times I was hauled aside for bomb testing. I asked one dude why and he said “because you look innocent”. So if anyone knows how to make me look not so innocent, also leave a comment.
So probably less posts over the next week but, then again, I might surprise you!