Mahathir says Umno destroyed the country and Wawasan 2020 now has to be Wawasan 2025 The local Chinese can afford to spend and consume more, which in turn creates higher production and boost economy simply because they work doubly hard. He womanised even in the first few years of marriage. This book is penned by Robert himself sharing his life story with a lot of wisdom and perspective regarding life that was strongly influenced by his mother. No one would perhaps have had as many businesses as him, all of them so huge. Was this book anywhere near what I expected it to be? 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. Nor does he apologize for that.
People are dying to know the secret recipes to Kuok's success. When the news suddenly came out that Robert Kuok was going to be publishing his memoir, there was a flurry of phone-calls in my household. Now 90% of the clientele in China consists of foreigners, but the domestic market is the real growth area as China industrializes and prosperity spreads into new regions. Mother was never given sufficient money to run the home — and sometimes none at all. I definitely have a new level of respect for Robert Kuok and his companies after reading this book.
Mr Tanzer, a former Forbes reporter, was one of the few to ever interview Mr Kuok, spending weeks with the tycoon before producing his 1997 cover story for the financial magazine. He stayed the course in Malaysia after the 1969 ethnic riots. Many of these phrases are repeated several times in the book, which seems an attempt to just fill the pages. They know of his industries - sugar, cooking oil, flour, rice. Undoubtedly, Mr Kuok, despite some generalisations in his book, paid special care to personal relationships, both with powermongers and others he came into contact with. I was looking for this book for quite a long time.
On this score, I get the feeling that Kuok has been more than a little disingenuous. As he gained wealth, he extended his virtuous acts by founding charity funds, generously donating and contributing to education, the poor an Although topping Forbes Malaysia Rich List, the Kuok family keeps a relatively low profile. On this score, I get the feeling that Kuok has been more than a little disingenuous. Kuok, who is now retired, will always be revered as one of the foremost eastern business men who gave birth to multinational business ventures for Malaysia and the world. I bear these insults to my sense of fair play and justice to this day. In business, he was shrewd and a cut above his peers. She displayed great leadership qualities right through to her death in 1995.
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. By the mid-1960s he dominated the Malaysian sugar industry. The wording used in the book sometimes seems very close that of certain Wikipedia pages. He could endear himself to any new person he met. It needed a smart guy with contacts.
In reality, the local Chinese have been practicing the basic economic formula in their businesses. He wanted to be the best informed, the one with the most cogent views, the views that would prevail. These include the contribution of the Overseas Chinese to the economies of Southeast Asia and the political situation in Malaysia, Indonesia and China. A good lesson on being successful in business he is the richest man in Malaysia and also contributing to the country. So there was a clash of wills from the start.
In it you will learn that he is a man that is motivated by his desire to help his country and his willingness to give that help him raise up to the top. His business interests range from sugarcane plantations Perlis Plantations Bhd , sugar refineries, flour milling, animal feed, oil, mining, finance, hotel Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts , property, trading, freight and publishing. Tragically, she developed breast cancer and, after a five-year battle, passed away in 1983. Among Asian societies, there has always been a reluctance to divorce. 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. Even if your father were rich, I would not allow it. Experts would often say that his speed and cleverness led to that near-impossible success.
But the greatest single influence on me must have been my strict upbringing by Mother. Robert Kuok however, was a quick learner. So they learn painful lessons at my expense! Establishing monopoly was not easy. It was Mahathir who admitted that 90% of the personal income tax which the government collects are paid by the Chinese. Some of his greatest business achievements are visible for all - the many Personal memoirs of the man, the myth, the legend, Malaysia's greatest businessman ever, one who succeeded in multiple industries, is a master of multiple skills, and is a survivor of many turbulent periods and events in his era. As the pond grew ever more suffocating, he moved to Singapore and created another venture in Singapore. He was born with it.
It's nice to read about Robert Kuok's various business adventures. 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. And finally I know why he loves his mother so much. The respect for Kuok continues even after Xi Jinping took over. It was a I was looking for this book for quite a long time.
Price of success I hardly saw my five eldest children grow up, the children of my first wife, Joyce Cheah. After several years, the two brothers had saved enough money to strike out on their own. His direct style of writing and commenting on the past and current state of Malaysia's economy definitely ruffled some feathers but such brutal honesty is needed in these challenging times. The man is a straight-talker and his book shows. Macroscopically, it offers interesting insights into the intricate relationships between politics, economics and business, hence the rise of Asian conglomerates.