Seize the Opportunity, Explore Your Own Path to Success / 捕捉機會,探索成功

(按此看中文版)

The monthly SPECIAL Hall Night Talk was held for the third time in Moon Chum Multi-function Hall on November 8th. Mr. Kevin CHAN, Founder of StoreFriendly, and Miss Nicolette  TONG, Executive Vice-President of The Wave, were invited to have a discussion with residents about how could we use space to create opportunities.

Although it was nearly the end of semester, many students still showed a great passion to participate in this talk. As an undergraduate student, WAN Yetong (HSBC Prosperity Hall, Year 2, Finance) has many plans for her future career but finds it confusing sometimes about how to grasp an opportunity. Therefore, she looked forward to this talk and expected to be inspired from successful speakers’ experience.

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Our speakers of the night: Ms. Nicolette TONG (The Wave) and Mr. Kevin CHAN (StoreFriendly).   /   今夜嘉賓: 陳啟豪先生(儲存易)及Nicolette TONG (The Wave)小姐。

Nine o’clock sharp, Mr. Chan arrived at the venue and had a relaxed and casual conversation with students. Miss Tong, joined afterwards with her teammates and enlivened the audience with her humorous and lively presiding style, which encouraged a lot of interactive discussions.

As a successful entrepreneur, Mr. Chan shared his life story during his early struggling days. He talked about how he came up with the idea of storage business and those times when he only had 3 hours of sleep daily. He also discussed the future development plan of his company.

When a student asked him about what kind of ideas are required in running such a company, he said he saw StoreFriendly as part of his life so he could always find creativity and fun everywhere.

Noting many young people share an entrepreneurship spirit nowadays, Mr. Chan suggested,”We cannot start with only professional knowledge. We need to learn to collaborate and look for the desired market.” His opinion of not starting a business with your best friend surprised the audience, as he explained irrational treatments might occur. A clear contract to ensure a smooth progress was necessary. The speakers then encouraged our students to actively express their ideas to others, not to worry too much about being imitated. Absorption of different ideas and put them into practice might be one step closer to success.

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Students were interested in learning about how to maintain work-life balance between university life and startup preparation.   /   作為大學生,有同學好奇該如何分配大學生活和創業的時間和準備。

Some undergraduate students were curious about how to allocate their times balancing both university life and startup preparation. Mr. Chan shared his story of looking for good classmates at the CS Lab and recruiting them as co-workers. The university provides various resources including a wealth of talents of all disciplines. He suggested us to try using time at school smartly and identify helpful resources.

At the same time, he emphasized a person’s ability to make every effort concentrating on one thing. “Stay somewhere for at least 5 years and make yourself an expert.” Young people do not need to worry about losing as they do not have burdens. He suggested a good practice by staying in an interested field for five years or longer if you had a nice idea. Youngsters should be willing to take time and learn to endure and persist when encountering a problem.  Be more energetic and enthusiastic too. One might not be able to handle everything and may even lose something in other aspects, but one thing for sure is that you will get rapid growth and brighten up your lives in what we focus on all the time.

Success is never easy, but if you find the proper way and stick to your goals, it is within reach. Opportunities may just be hiding around the corner. Let us draw on others’ experiences and define our own path to a successful future.

Writer:   Iris LU (HSBC Prosperity Hall)
Photographer:   Rachel MAN (Lee Shau Kee Hall)

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11月8日,一月一會的「業昕之夜」又在滿珍綜合禮堂如約而至。此次到場的兩位嘉賓包括儲存易創始人陳啟豪先生The Wave執行副主席Nicolette Tong小姐就我們如何利用空間創造機會展開了講座的話題。

臨近學期尾,仍然有不少同學熱情的參與到活動中間來,來自滙豐業昕堂的二年級同學萬葉桐(金融系)表示,作為大學生,關於未來的職業有很多規劃,但是對於把握當下的機會仍有諸多困惑,她期待成功人士的足跡經歷會為她帶來啟發。

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Mr. Kevin CHAN shares his early struggling days when he first started StoreFriendly.   /   儲存易創辦人陳啟豪先生分享他在創業早期的奮鬥故事。

時間剛到九點,陳先生就來到了會場,他平易近人,親切地和到場的同學們握手交流。Tong小姐和她的團隊也隨後到場,她活潑風趣的主持活躍了現場的氣氛,創造了寬裕的互動空間。整個活動在這輕鬆愉悅的氣氛中推進著。

作為一個成功創業者,陳先生分享了他的人生經歷和一些創業之路上的心路歷程。他講到了儲存空間的靈感啟發,創業之初每天三小時睡眠的艱辛生活,還有公司的逐漸成長以及未來的規劃。當台下的同學問及他在這份工作中需要什麼創意的時候,他又表示他把這視為他的生活的一部分,並且處處都充滿了創意和樂趣。

面對著或許有想法創業的年輕人們,陳先生結合自己的經歷,提供了一些創業之初的建議。他說,我們不能把起點的目光僅僅放在專業知識上,要學會協作和尋找市場。他的「千萬不要和你最好的朋友一起創業」,引起了現場的一片驚奇。他隨後解釋,因為和朋友創業的時候,可能做不到完全理性對待,所以也許需要一張清晰地合同才能保證計劃的順利。關於創業的靈感,陳先生和Tong小姐都鼓勵同學們積極向他人表述自己的想法,不要過分擔心被模仿,多多吸收別人給出的啟發並且把自己的想法付諸實踐才能一步步接近成功。

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Many students nowadays share an entrepreneurship spirit nowadays and hope to learn from the expert.   /   不少學生對創業深感興趣,希望能從講者的經驗中學習一二。

作為大學生,有同學好奇如何分配大學生活和創業的準備。陳先生分享了自己在課室裡邀請優秀的同學為合作員工的故事。大學是一個豐富的資源,廣闊的群體里包含著豐富的人才,他告訴我們可以試著聰明的利用學校的時間和資源,在學校裡尋找到盡可能多的需要的東西。

同時陳先生強調,要敢於專心的為一件事情傾盡全力。「在一個領域堅守至少五年,讓自己成為這個領域的專家。」 初入社會的年輕人們,沒有包袱,不必擔心失去。他提議,我們不妨在擁有一個想法之後,為它堅守五年十年甚至更長,捨得花時間,學會忍耐和堅持,多一些精力和熱情。人們無法面面俱到,也許我們會在別的方面有所失去,但是在所專注的事情上,我們會得到升華,飛速的成長。

成功從來不會容易,但是找到途徑,選擇努力,它也從不會遙不可及。機會就在隱藏在我們生活的點滴之間,我們也許可以借鑒他們留下的經驗,通往自己的未來。

文:   高雅 (滙豐業昕堂)
圖:   文苳晴 (李兆基堂)

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