Jungle Books

Hong Kong is a funny place, as it is very easy to be accelerated by its speed. After a few hours of buzz, I am always happy to retreat either into my University Office, or back to our temporary home in the Robert Black College Guesthouse. From here I overlook the main campus of the University of Hong Kong, and see even a bit of Victoria Harbour. On my right I have a judge view, and this is why I coined the book I read here "jungle books". This week's highlights so far, were very interesting. When I start with this morning, Barry Kerzin and me ambulated together up to The Peak and I showed him my favorite spot (off the crowds) to overlook Hong Kong. Who would have thought, that I (the orthodox atheist par excellence) become friends with a Buddhist Monk, and find this interesting and inspiring. And he does not just make me think, but we also laugh about the same jokes. Yesterday - the second highlight of this week - I met the newly appointed Dean of the Business School of the University of Science and Technology: Prof. Jitendra Singh. Very quickly our conversation went far beyond business and I was hugely impressed by the broadness and excellent analysis of our exchange. After the meeting, unplanned, we stayed in his office over a spinach pie and continued the conversation, overlooking the sea of Clearwater Bay and its islands. Since then, I have been thinking how the three big players of Business Education could join forces to do even more for Hong Kong.

 Jungle Book view from Robert Black College Guesthouse.

Jungle Book view from Robert Black College Guesthouse.