He also owns the Beijing World Trade Centre. I can surely pluck out a number of traits of a successful businessman out of this book. The group subsequently bought out Golden Harvest's stake. And he knew how to position himself in the correct society at the correct place, and established good connection with the right people. Southeast Asian Chinese is a very complex identity, often Robert Kuok's love for his motherland is very consistent and respectable. His grand-nephew, Kuok Meng Ru, is in the music retail industry, owning Swee Lee music company. In these memoirs, the 94-year-old Kuok tells the remarkable story of how, starting in British Colonial Malaya, he built a multi-industry, multinational business group.
The sugar unit and sugar cane plantation were the second largest business segment upon its grain and feed which were topping sales. One of his sons, , handles most of the day-to-day operations of his businesses. The only good thing about this book is that I do not have to spend a lot of time with it. They know of his industries - sugar, cooking oil, flour, rice. He also mastered the intricacies of commodities trading in London in the 50s.
It's enlightening to read about his philosophy, bel It's great to read a memoir from the most successful businessman in Malaysia so close to me located in Singapore. Upon graduation, he worked as a clerk in the rice-trading department of Japanese industrial conglomerate Mitsubishi Shoji Kaisha between the Japanese occupation period between 1942 and 1945, in Singapore, a conglomerate which with the help of Japanese military unit monopolized the rice trade in Malaya during the occupation period, with suspicion of being a traitor. I also got the distinct impression that here is a man who will not balk at heaping praise no matter how undeserved on parties which have been good to him financially. Naturally, after she informed me that she had already completed the book, I swiftly appropriated it off of her with no hesitation whatsoever. While he cares so much for his Chinese motherland, Lee Kuan Yew on the other hand told Southeast Asian Chinese to get real, stop being loyal to the faraway homeland in the North and focus on domestic affairs here in the South.
With some, one might, however, attempt to gauge the general degree of faithfulness to truth by way of comparison to known facts or published articles or even by its consistency with history. And he knew how to position himself in the correct society at the correct place, and established good co Memoir has always bore a sense of uncertainty in the truth of the storytelling. It is precisely because of cronyism he decided to move his international operating base to Hong Kong from Malaysia for a better level playing field. I once met the wife of someone who had also written and published a different memoir and, in a moment of confidence which I shall maintain by not naming names, she told me that 70% of what her husband had written was bullsh-t. In these memoirs, the 94-year-old Kuok tells the remarkable story of how, starting in Robert Kuok is one of the most highly respected businessmen in Asia. © 2016 Midpoint Trade Books.
Businesses in China include 10 bottling companies for Coca Cola, and ownership of the Beijing World Trade Centre, and freight interests include Malaysian Bulk Carriers Berhad and Transmile Group. It is a very well written book to expand general knowledge and guidance for daily life. Let it heal and get on with it. What a disappointing and tedious read. Kuok Hui Kwong, his daughter, is the managing director and chief executive of and chairperson of Shangri-la Asia. Yes, he works his ass-off, able to tweak the circumstances into his side, possess the ability to predict the market and most of all, the shining stars are shining upon him - pretty much due to the filial piety he demonstrated towards his Mother.
The 91 year old now has a lot of investments in huge businesses in nearly all of the Asian countries, Indonesia, Australia, Malaysia, and Singapore, Philippines, Indonesia and lot of other non-Asian countries. We shall make it our primary agenda to take care of our employees. He displays a person who is very disciplined and observant. Robert Kuok Hock Nien, is an author, a Malaysian business magnate and investor. They only touch lightly on the controversies in which Kuok was involved, for example those surrounding his ownership of the South China Morning Post. His nephew, is the chairman of Wilmar International, and one of the richest people in. In the 1990s, the group acquired a majority holding in Chemquest Sdn Bhd in stages to enter the business.
One thing I admire the most is, other than his believing in hard work, he is humble and he never brags. Robert Kuok however, was a quick learner. But then, not longer after the invasion, he started working for the Mitsubishi conglomerate and even ended up heading one of its trading units in Malaya. In 1961, he made a coup by buying cheap sugar from India before the prices shot up. With his age catching up on him, there are one too many rumors on his death. Naturally, this ambitious and immensely clever businessman did not just stop at that.
So considering all that, it was more likely a good exit opportunity than a threat from the authorities, although the real reason was never made public. And with the current political climate in Malaysia, it's definitely good to read about Robert Kuok's insights, as he has been rubbing shoulders with the Prime Ministers in Malaysia. When I hire staff I look for honest, hardworking, intelligent people. From 1996 to 2000, it operated the Tops chain of supermarkets in a joint venture with Dutch retailer , but exited the business due to continuing losses. Forbes magazine ranks Robert as the richest person in Malaysia, and 110th richest person in the world in 2015. But this legendary Overseas Chinese entrepreneur, commodities trader, hotelier and property mogul has maintained a low profile and seldom shed light in public on his business empire or personal life.