Thursday Jan 15, 2015

Money is Where Your Mouth Is

Start Date:2015-01-15
End Date:2015-01-15

Short Descirption:

Overcome "Dialogue Gap" to improve your
long-term entrepreneurial success

Presented by Mr. Peter Nixon, CA FCPA
Founder, Potential Dialogue

Long Description:

(Advance online registration is desirable. NOTE: Due to the holidays, this meeting is being held on the 3rd Thursday in January rather than the usual 2nd Thursday)

Money is Where Your Mouth Is
Overcome "Dialogue Gap" to improve your
long-term entrepreneurial success

Presented by Mr. Peter Nixon, CA FCPA
Founder, Potential Dialogue


Event Details


Thursday, January 15, 2015 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm (at LEVELS)


Money is Where Your Mouth Is
Mr. Peter Nixon, CA FCPA. Founder, Potential Dialogue

We grew up being told “put your money where your mouth is” meaning practice what you preach.  While this guidance is useful, entrepreneurs and business executives are better reminded “money is where your mouth is” (as suggested to Peter by Steven Book, TEN’s Honorary Chairman).

TEN’s inaugural speaker for 2015 is Peter Nixon, honorary TEN member, international speaker and author of bestselling books Negotiation: Mastering Business in Asia and Dialogue Gap (considered by SCMP “one of the best business titles this century”).  Peter will provide practical tips for entrepreneurs wanting to overcome dialogue gap and fill 2015 with dialogues that make a difference, be they with important clients, strategic suppliers, big investors, key staff or themselves.

Peter will also share international reactions to his latest book including the challenge it gives him to take his own entrepreneurial success to a new level.  Peter works with entrepreneurs, executives and government leaders around the world, including G8, BRICS and ASEAN countries and last spoke at TEN in 2009.

Entrepreneurs attending this session will receive a free sample from Peter’s Dialogue Leader Toolbox which he will begin retailing in 2015.

Agenda (approx.):
6:30 to 7:10 cocktails and networking
7:10 General TEN announcements
7:15 Presentation by our guest speaker
7:50 to 8:15 Q&A session
8:15 to 9:00 Networking

NOTE:  Registration online is desirable as it helps in our planning.  All online registrants will receive an email confirmation from TEN.

IMPORTANT:  We strongly encourage all members and guests to arrive not later than 7:00PM.



2/F., On Hing Building
No. 1, On Hing Terrace
Central District, HK [Enter from Wyndham Street]
Tel: 2850-6826

Levels Happy Hour "2 for 1" drinks policy will be in effect from 6:30 to 9:00



This event is free for MEMBERS and $100 for non-members.

Please register HERE (NOTE: Advance registration for this event is desirable)


About our speaker:

Peter Nixon
Founder, Potential Dialogue &
The Dialogue Leadership Institute

Peter Nixon is an international expert in dialogue, negotiation and conflict resolution.  He is engaged as a speaker, trainer, coach and advisor for leaders, entrepreneurs, innovators and leadership teams in business, government, the professions, schools, universities, hospitals, charities and religious institutions.

Peter is author of bestselling books Dialogue Gap (rated “one of the best business titles published this century” by SCMP) and Negotiation, Mastering Business in Asia.  He is also creator of the Dialogue Leader Toolbox which includes his bilingual Dialogue Playing Cards which have featured in-flight on Cathay Pacific & Dragonair.  He is now designing an APP to help leaders better prepare for and resolve difficult dialogues and negotiations.  Following an international audit career with the world’s # 1 firm, Peter established Potential through which he has served hundreds of leaders in nearly 60 countries advising on difficult dialogues from sales and sourcing to strategy, change management, family business conflicts, divorce, labour strikes, even Iran-US negotiations, public protests (Brazil, Bahrain, Hong Kong), hostage negotiations, religious conflicts, cross border issues and more. 

Peter established the Dialogue Leadership Institute to connect dialogue communities of practice and grow capacity to help dialogue leaders resolve conflicts and optimize decision making so children don’t become the victims of adults’ unwillingness or inability to dialogue and negotiate the optimal outcomes we need for every human being to realise their full potential regardless of who they are or where they come from. Peter’s mantra, The Solution is in the Dialogue©, has become the chief refrain of his clients.  Peter’s workshops are renowned for their pace, practicality, relevance, humour and engagement and are often rated the best people have ever attended.  He is a showcase speaker for leading universities and institutes around the world.  He has appeared on TED, CNBC, Discovery Channel, TV5, Media Corp.  Dialogue Gap Chinese edition is due for release in 2015.  Peter’s next book is entitled Dare2Dialogue (publication date TBC).

In his travels Peter has been detained in Bahrain, kept under locked surveillance in Tehran, deported from India, censored in China, hit by lightning in a small plane near Yellowknife, survived shootings in Aceh and bombings in Karachi and London, slept with lions near Joburg, survived bear intrusions amidst forest fires in Alberta, skated away from a near broken neck playing hockey, guided his small business through the ravages of the Asian Currency Crisis, Bird Flu, SARS and the Great Recession.  He and his wife spent the second night of their honeymoon sleeping with three priests en route to the Vatican.

Born and raised in Montreal, Peter married in Geneva and moved to Hong Kong in 1989 where he and his French Canadian wife Marie Marchand raised their three children.  When not busy with clients and research Peter enjoys music (which he calls the best form of dialogue), reading (mostly spirituality and economics), travel (to learn about humanity), outdoor adventures (to reconnect with nature), family and community activities near his rural homes in Discovery Bay (Hong Kong) and The Laurentians (Canada).  Peter is past Chairman of DBIS, committee member of UNICEF HK, director of The McGill Society and The Martlet Foundation of HK, trustee of Outward Bound HK and head of the Asian Cabinet for Bishop’s University.  Peter has collected various academic recognitions from Bishop’s, McGill, Alberta, Leicester, Harvard and INSEAD.


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