Bizcuits | Extraordinary times of crises

During the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis, multinationals in Asia who maintained their support for local communities and workers were the ones equipped to ride out the crisis. Their strength and

Bizcuits | Values: The World We Want

Another show of superfluous consumption has given us the Wuhan coronavirus, threatening to knock on our doors and anything we contact. Sanitation of public facilities and directing citizens to

Bizcuits | Red Durian and Heated Confusion

  Holidays away mostly bring with them some sort of clarity. Focus elsewhere usually lends an objectivity that is impossible from within the noise and mess of day to day life.

Bizcuits | Gifts of Crisis

While Macau has been centre-stage of unequivocal messages of national sovereignty during the 20th Anniversary events, I am in Australia and Australia is burning. Multiple times a day, my phone buzzes

Bizcuits | Plastic Bags Disincentives: One step forward, two steps back

Communities find it difficult to let go of plastic shopping bags. Check-out staff get yelled at; people worry about what to put their rubbish in; they fret about how

Bizcuits | How real is Macau’s CSR?

Once hauled up for using an unrecognisable acronym by some seriously educated chaps, I realized my fatal writer’s error: assuming reader knowledge. It hadn’t dawned upon me that

Bizcuits | CSR: Sustainability or Regeneration?

The Macau Institute for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in Greater China held their first forum as reported in the Times this week. While the main focus was

Bizcuits | Obsolescent mind

Obsolescence: I’ve always had to rely on the spell-checker for this one, in maybe a subconscious attempt to deny the existence of the commercial form of this phenomenon.

Bizcuits | Behaviour change

Even if you may have commented ad hominem against Climate Change Activist, Greta Thunberg, or doubt if her message is fact or fiction, one to be known or alternatively believed,

Bizcuits | Covering Climate Now, with action

“Our office is closed this Friday: we support the #CLIMATESTRIKE”. Today and 27th September, companies and individuals across the globe will strike in support of youth-lead

Bizcuits | Our students: a shocking waste of resources

I have long advocated international students be permitted to work in Macau during their studies, and although that stance has not changed, the geo-political situation has, and strengthens

Bizcuits | Vulnerable expatriates in crisis

Beyond the glamour and the rewards of an expatriate life there are inevitable difficulties caused by stresses of adjusting to a strange environment.  Where personal stress and

Bizcuits | Animal cruelty coming off the menu

Environmental sustainability has gained traction from our Integrated Resorts. Earlier focus was on the traditional low-hanging fruit of cost-cutting through water and energy efficiencies, recycling and CO2 emissions.

Bizcuits | Foreign, dark-skinned, female and thoroughly exploitable

Even though the draft bill to set a statutory minimum wage of MOP32 per hour has been accepted this week in the Legislative Assembly, it continues to divide

Bizcuits | Fields of Green…

I dream of a day when all the casinos in Macau have edible gardens on their expansive roof-top real estate. I have voiced this only once

Bizcuits | Why Plastic-Free July is coming again

From modest beginnings in Perth in 2011, Plastic-Free July is back with #ChooseToRefuse and #PlasticFreeJuly challenges. Last year over 2 million people from 177 countries participated (14,000 people

Bizcuits | Talent outside the box

A few years ago, Ernst & Young, the fifth largest recruiter of graduates in the UK, removed from their employment criteria the requirement for a university degree. It

Bizcuits | Mass confusion

Las Vegas Sands Ltd released their first quarter results after share markets closed in the US Wednesday. Industry media writers and analysts offer us interesting insight and some

Bizcuits | Labour protection: No value in values

Macau residents would not have been surprised by the Times’ exposé (Special Report March 8) of the conditions our most vulnerable workers are at times forced to accept.

Bizcuits | Death and other ways to motivate

Take a Master of Business Administration course, any under-graduate business degree or work-place leadership seminar and you will come across many theories on how to motivate employees.

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