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The Hive is a members’ coworking space and creative community based in the dynamic Wan Chai area of Hong Kong. 

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Invest Hong Kong is the department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government established in July 2000 to take responsibility for Foreign Direct Investment and support overseas and Mainland businesses to set up or expand in Hong Kong. It provides free advice and customised services to help businesses succeed in Hong Kong's vibrant economy.

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Bridges Executive Centre has been in business for 10 years and helped over 8,000 clients incorporate and grow their business in Hong Kong with a knowledgeable team fully versed in different corporate aspects like company formation, company maintenance (e.g. company secretary, Annual Return, BR renewal), accounting, audit arrangement, tax filing and tax efficiency planning, investment visa, etc., covering every need of a start-up from basic to advanced. Their helpful staff, fast turnaround time, fair pricing and full range of maintenance support tell why you will love them.

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Maurice WM Lee Solicitors are a Hong Kong law firm focused on legal services relating to business, finance, trust, investment, wealth management, creative industries and legislative lobbying.  Our experienced lawyers also provide legal services in key areas such as media, entertainment, dispute resolutions and China legal services.

 

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FI Wants to Know: What’s the Worst Thing About Working For Someone Else?

Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2013-05-02

We know that working for someone else can can be a drag. Fortunately, you don’t have to do it forever, and here at FI, we strive to help people from all walks of life reach their full potential. So, if you are feeling trapped in a job that’s less than desirable, you are not alone - scores of people feel the same way. The question is, are you ready to do something about it?

The articles below explore the increasingly popular topic of dissatisfaction in the workplace, and suggest alternative paths to living a more fulfilling life. After all, why waste another day working towards someone else's goals, or on a project you’re not 100% passionate about?

After you’re done reading, check out the Founder Institute Facebook page and tell us what you dislike most about working for somebody else. The top 5 entries with the most ‘Likes’ will win access to our exclusive e-course, Become a Startup Founder, which features over 80 exclusive training session videos from some of the Founder Institute's best mentors ($400 value).

Click here to tell us what you dislike most about working for someone else.

Good luck!

Why People Hate Their Jobs
By James Altucher
I limped out of the meeting and said, “excuse me”, and took the elevator down 67 stories, went to Grand Central, limped home, and never went back to work at that job.

I never returned the constant phone calls and emails over the next month. “James, where did you go?”

For all I know my name is still on my office door and my name is still on their website. I’ve never checked.

I just didn’t feel like going back or talking to them ever again.
3 Reasons to Never Take Another Job
By Corbett barr
Let’s face it. Jobs suck.

I spent 13 years of my life working in various jobs, and I never felt right about it. Not once did I feel like I was doing my life’s work.

There was always a little voice in the back of my head telling me “you’ll never be happy working for someone else. When are you going to get the balls to try working for yourself?”

In 2006 I found those balls.

10 Reasons Why 2013 Will be the Year You Quit Your Job  By James Altucher

People read TechCrunch because they want to create something, they don’t want to follow orders all of their lives, and they want financial freedom. I’m being blunt. The above three items feel good. God bless you. Hopefully once you get the three things above, you get to keep them. Most people (i.e. ME) have to ride a roller coaster for awhile because we are stupid. But some people are smart.

Getting the things you want is hard but for reasons I explain below, you now have no other choice. The myth of corporate safety, of rising up through the ranks, of getting the gold watch, of getting applauded by your peers is over. Not because the economy is bad. But because innovation and the global economy are better than ever.

But don’t wait for shortcuts.
The Top 5 Career Regrets
By Daniel Gulati
I sat down with 30 professionals between the ages of 28 and 58, and asked each what they regretted most about their careers to date. The group was diverse: I spoke with a 39-year-old managing director of a large investment bank, a failing self-employed photographer, a millionaire entrepreneur, and a Fortune 500 CEO. Disappointment doesn't discriminate; no matter what industry the individual operated in, what role they had been given, or whether they were soaring successes or mired in failure, five dominant themes shone through. Importantly, the effects of bad career decisions and disconfirmed expectancies were felt equally across age groups.
Can You Afford to Quit Your Day job?
By Diana Ransom
When Katie Finnegan and Erica Bell quit their day jobs at a New York-based consulting firm in May 2012 to work on their online fashion startup, Hukkster, they hadn't raised a single cent of funding. The company wasn't even earning any revenue when the twentysomethings decided to jettison their steady paychecks for the promise of startup stardom.

"We were bootstrapping with our own savings to build out the first version of the website," Finnegan says. "It was not the safest leap of faith."

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