Ronald Coase, 101, Nobel Laureate: ‘I’ve Been Wrong So Often, I Don’t Find It Extraordinary At All’

Tuesday, 29 May, 2012

Have a listen to this precious 3:41 radio interview, “Nobel Laureate: ‘I’ve Been Wrong So Often, I Don’t Find It Extraordinary At All’“. One has to deeply admire the humility in professor’s Coase‘s answers.

Note: I had a great video interview with Ning Wang (co-author with Coase) to talk about their new book How China Became Capitalist. (Sample Chapter: You can download a free sample book chapter from Palgrave.)

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RETRACTION re Apple Factory story – This American Life

Saturday, 17 March, 2012

RETRACTION re Apple Factory story (This American Life, streaming + free mp3) – Worth a listen by Apple fans/foes, journalists, and aspiring journalists.

*** Before I listen to the show ***

As a journalist, I aspire to be the best I can be. No more, no less. I just hope to have the moral fiber to admit to my own past/present/future mistakes & apologize fully when the times come. At this moment, I feel the pain of Ira Glass and his colleagues.

*** After I listen to the show ***

First of all, I appreciate Ira‘s honesty and accept his apology. Secondly, after listening to Mike Daisey‘s second interview/chat with Ira re his fabricated Apple Factory story, I can no longer trust his words. Mike famously said,

“I think you can trust my word[s] in the context of the theatre.”

Huh, “in the context of the theatre”? What about things he said on TV with news media like CNBC, etc. What the heck? Was Mike serious or was he really thinking we couldn’t tell the difference between lies and truths? Under the Wikipedia journalistic scandal entry, I recognize and have followed the stories of Jayson Blair and Stephen Glass. I am wondering under what category should Mike Daisey‘s name be placed? May be under a lesson about ethics and integrity for journalists and aspiring journalists.

Update: WaPo, “Performer Mike Daisey scrubs his monologue about Apple and sticks to the facts after criticism” (emphasis added)

“Daisey portrayed his work as fact during a media blitz to promote his critically acclaimed show, and he misled dozens of news and entertainment outlets, including the popular public radio show “This American Life,” The Associated Press, The New York Times, MSNBC and HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher.” Read the rest of this entry »


Tales of a Chinese Purchaser – worth a listen

Thursday, 1 September, 2011

In 2008, with the help of Simon, who has 30 years of purchasing experience, we created a series of 15 parts “Tales of a Chinese Purchaser” (about 10 minutes long per episode). Few days ago, my friend Echo kindly told me that she is learning a lot about purchasing from the series and is helping her work. So I actually started listening to it again and find that I am also learning a lot (again). And it is fun to listen.

So I am sharing my Cantonese series of 15 parts “Tales of a Chinese Purchaser” here.


Gov team @ Calgary Dragon Boat Race & Festival 2011

Monday, 8 August, 2011

Gov team photo 2 @ Calgary Dragon Boat Race & Festival 2011

Check out a video clip of the government team Slave Lake Wildfire Relief Charity Race @ Calgary Dragon Boat Race & Festival 2011. More photos here in this Flickr set.

Elected representatives on the team:

Andre Chabot, Ward 10 Alderman
Diane Colley-Urquhart, Ward 13 Alderman

Wayne Cao, MLA for Calgary-Fort
Teresa Woo-Paw, MLA for Calgary-Mackay

Michelle Rempel, MP for Calgary Centre-North

Public figure:

Terry Chan (陳家燕), Fairchild Radio FM947 host & Programming manager


Jian Ghomeshi – One of the best interviewers I know

Tuesday, 28 June, 2011

Jian Ghomeshi, Q TV

I don’t praise people easily but I just want to say if you have’t seen Jian GhomeshiQTV host, interview people, you are missing a lot. Jian is amongst the best interviewers I know (Charlie Rose, Mike Wallace, Ed Bradley嚴浩 (he is a film director but his TV interviews on RTHK 品味人生 were a great joy to watch)).

I am posting this short note because recently some stupid people played a copyright takedown trick to remove the QTv YouTube channel (but it is ok now)! I was excited to see QTv came back online because I really found out how much I love QTv.

Have a listen to my new favourite found this morning,

* Woody Allen interview podcast (mp3, time code 1:35 – 17:05)

Have a watch of my all time favourite video interview with the wise & legendary Leonard Cohen,

Leonard Cohen on Q TV


Douglas Coupland on QTV

Monday, 28 March, 2011

Douglas Coupland on QTV. Enjoy.


Where good ideas comes from?

Thursday, 14 October, 2010

Very nice & insightful Nora Young CBC Spark Plus interview (full audio program) with Steven Johnson about his new book, Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History Of Innovation.


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