LIBRARY Readers ALERT no. 284 – Tai Kwun

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1. Loosvelt, Derek. “Do you have the ‘grit’ to work for a top company? Take this quiz to find out,”
Vault (August 29, 2018)

Companies are increasingly looking for employees with grit, which studies show is a better predictor of success than both test scores and ability. But what exactly is grit? And how do you know if you have it (and, if so, how much of it)?

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2. Ndeche, Chidirim. “You can now apply for a verification badge on Instagram,”
The Guardian (August 29, 2018)

In the past, the blue tick that signifies a verified account was reserved for celebrities, notable public figures, big businesses and accounts with a lot of followers. But the latest Instagram feature now allows users to apply for the verified badge.

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Mindset : changing the way you think to fulfil your potential / Dr Carol S. Dweck

Everyone has either a fixed mindset or a growth mindset. A fixed mindset is one in which you view your talents and abilities as fixed. A growth mindset, on the other hand, is one in which you see yourself as fluid, a work in progress. This book provides a checklist to assess yourself and shows how a particular mindset can affect all areas of your life, from business to sports and love. The good news is that mindsets are not set. At any time, you can learn to use a growth mindset to achieve success and happiness.


Tai Kwun (大館) — Centre for Heritage and Arts

tai kwun

Comprising 16 historic buildings and outdoor spaces on a 13,600-square-metre site in the heart of Central, Tai Kwun opened in May 2018. It is home to three declared monuments, the former Central Police Station, Central Magistracy, and Victoria Prison, which have borne witness to more than 170 years of Hong Kong history. Want to learn more about Tai Kwun? Get your free pass to go and see it!


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