The Octave Mission is to develop this 21st century worldview and its cultural expression. To deliver this mission, we created 3 divisions:
A holistic urban wellness center, a sanctuary for city dwellers, to conveniently support your daily needs. The first – The Living Room, at Shanghai former French concession.
A space for mindful learning, a fully immersive wellness retreat, to enhance your connection with yourself, others and nature. The first Sangha by Octave, at Yangcheng Lake, Suzhou.
A journey into silence amidst nature, for deep listening, where life is simple, and less is more.
A beach or mountain haven, a place that continues to support your journey, and deepen your connection with friends and family.
We believe that, leaders that focus human connections, built businesses to last.
We seek to promote a shift in mindset, from the individual, to the collective.
We integrate Eastern wisdom and Western scientific process to advocate for
sustainable business practices. We explore the missing factors in leadership and business through research, prototyping and learning, in relationships, family
business, leadership development, philanthropy & sustainability.
Evolving core relationships
Advancing the study of family business by families for families
Developing 21st Century leaders and organisations
Investing in the future
In the late 1980’s, Mr. Frederick Chavalit Tsao, as the 4th generation successor, took over the family business of IMC Group, where sustainability is the core value. Impacted by globalization, Mr. Tsao has been thinking and studying these issues from globalization and sustainability. In 1995, Mr. Tsao founded the East West Cultural Development Center for cultural research and development of a new worldview that can address these issues.
Since 2006, Mr. Tsao and his brother Calvin Tsao have been exploring how the research can be materialized in real life. An opportunity arose in Chengdu in 2007, when the Dujiangyan government had a piece of land on the river of the historical oldest irrigation project, which brought about prosperity and became available for a development project.
However, a major earthquake in Sichuan in 2008 then heavily destroyed the area as well as the project. Since then, they have been searching for a number of locations in order to build a new living community until they finally landed at the Yangcheng Lake.