Umbrellistas: Hong Kong’s hiring pool

I’d hire the kids running the protest movement in Hong Kong.

Walking among the protesters clogging Central and Admiralty in Hong Kong, I have been struck like every other observer by the civic-mindedness and discipline of the student activists.

From the girls spraying me with water to cool off the heat to the boys collecting rubbish from the twenty-something announcing recycling procedures over the tannoy to the high schoolers turning cardboard slogans into art I saw an entire generation of Hong Kongers that are polite, energetic, work well in teams, and committed to achieving something bigger than themselves.

In short, I found an entire coterie of people who embody many of the qualities on the CV that employers...

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