The Library hosts book talks on different subjects to help promote reading on campus. Last year 6 book talks were held, with topics from science and humanities to martial arts and book publishing.
This year's first book talk, "誰說Engineering是水泡科?" was held on Oct 8. Ms Samantha Kong, a HKUST Engineering alumna, shared her experiences being an engineering student. She also talked about how she engaged herself in learning and service activities to make her dreams come true, and how she took the lead to pull together 46 engineering graduates and students to contribute to her self-published book. A final year Engineering Student, Miss Angel Ho, served as the moderator of this talk, which was attended by about 100 students and faculty. They were very impressed with Samantha's passion and drive through her inspiring sharing.
The next book talk will be by Mr Ronald Chan on his book The Value Investors: Lessons from the World's Top Fund Managers. Ronald will speak of value investing as a dynamic and ever-evolving strategy. In this book he interviewed 12 value-investing legends from around the world to learn how their backgrounds, culture, and experiences shaped their investment mindset and strategy.
Ronald is the founder and Chief Investment Officer of Chartwell Capital Limited, an investment management company based in Hong Kong. He is a frequent contributor to financial newspapers and magazines in the Asia-Pacific region, and is the author of The Value Investors: Lessons from the World's Top Fund Managers and Behind the Berkshire Hathaway Curtain: Lessons from Warren Buffett's Top Business Leaders.
Join Ronald to listen to his writing journey, and to learn what it takes and means to be a successful value investor on 5 November at 5:30 pm in the LG4 Multi-function Room. (Students may attain 1-hour credit for the HLTH1010 Healthy Lifestyle Course after attending the Talk.)