Happy New Year readers! Last week was my first week back at Eureka. It was tremendously busy as my inbox filled up with requests for new projects from various schools.
I should explain what it is I do at Eureka. I was hired originally as a teacher. I see myself as a teacher because I taught in New York. But the owner of Eureka saw on my CV that I have a MBA and asked if I wouldn’t like to join the team as a manager to help grow Eureka. And this is where I find myself. I think it is the best of both worlds – combining my passion for education with the highly practical skills of a MBA.
I am in this week’s issue of HK Magazine! It is a reminder of how quickly things move in Hong Kong. I was at a technology meetup call Web Wednesday in Central a month ago. I met students from Syracuse University. I became excited because Syracuse is near my alma mater (University at Buffalo). It turns out they were studying at the University of Hong Kong for a semester. One was interning at HK Magazine. I gave her my card, and several weeks later she wrote to me asking if she could interview me for a column she was writing. The column – “New Year’s Resolution Challenges” – the new years resolutions of 18 “colorful” personalities from “all sectors of HK society”.
That’s how things go in Hong Kong. It took 10 months for me to get my picture and my words into a local magazine. What will I be doing 10 months from now?
Wishing everyone a productive, and healthy 2012!