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  • 20 March 2019

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Enquiries: Ms Diana Li (+852 2774 8552 /

What your Contemporaries Say about the Workshop

  • Structured theory and practice
  • allow participants... to share...
  • Good audience size/ mix
  • Good to have sufficient exercises
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Focused Value

  • Achieve lifelong upgrade in your leadership abilities
  • Workshop developed over five years by a Harvard-Educated Professor
  • Match the life-style of the innovation age (and especially Hong Kong)


This 5 hour packed workshop is designed to "install" mindfulness - a quality practiced by leading firms like Google, McKinsey, General Mills and Aetna. Mindfulness is a well-researched domain, with thousands of years of tradition. The workshop is designed as a "wise intervention" to teach you how to ride a special kind of a bike - the bike of the mind. In this bike:

  • the front wheel tells you where to go (= openness)
  • the back wheel propels you (= focus)
  • the person who sits in the middle masters both (= control)


In this workshop, Professor Yesha Sivan will explain, share, and then train you to be more effective in your cognitive abilities, in three states typical to the age of innovation:

  • managing day to day tasks
  • dealing with stress
  • harnessing new opportunities


  • The program brings to participants two competing, and sometimes even conflicting, values: focus and openness; with the third component "control" to move at will from one value to the other;
  • The program connects participants to the latest management trends, so as to enable them to keep pace of the changes in the world;
  • The program creates values for the individual, both at work and at home, as well as for families, colleagues and the whole organization;
  • The program demystifies the concept of mindfulness. It is not religious. There will be no "sacrifice" or "candles" or such. We present a practical matter-of-fact approach.
  • This will be a packed but fun morning in which participants will reap values for short, medium and long-term, as the program leader will motivate them to practice every day the skills learned.

Who Should Attend

Senior level leaders who want to enhance their personal abilities - specifically managers, innovators, entrepreneurs, and intrapreneurs.


Professor Yesha Sivan is the founder and CEO of i8 ventures - a business platform focusing on "innovating innovating". He is also a visiting professor of digital, innovation and venture at The Chinese University of Hong Kong Business School. Sivan's professional experience includes developing and deploying innovative solutions for corporate, hi-tech, government, and defense environments. He focuses on digital strategy (SVIT - Strategic Value of Innovation Technology), innovation and venture (employment black holes), mindful leadership (orange bike workshop), virtual worlds (3D3C platforms), and knowledge age standards. After receiving his doctorate from Harvard University, he has taught EMBA, MBA, executives, engineering and design courses in his areas of expertise.

(inclusive of tea/coffee breaks and light lunch)

HKMA Members: HK$2,380
Non-members: HK$2,980

More information: PDF Overview
Enquiries: Ms Diana Li (+852 2774 8552 /