What is the key to economic triumph? They all have taken a different road to achieve entrepreneurial success by means of a myriad of strategies, yet all Asian entrepreneurs agree that the path to the top takes ambition, constancy, hard work, dedication and a clear vision of one's goals.
“Businesspeople in general shouldn't have an overly narrow view of their industry, they need a 360-degree perspective and to look at everything from all possible angles” when expressing interest in European markets when many see otherwise. His core philosophy has always been “Set your goals high; make friends with different kinds of people; enjoy simple pleasures. Stand on high ground; sit on level ground; walk on expansive ground“.
- Li Ka Shing
, a Hong Kong business magnate and philanthropist.
“At the end of the day you have to keep emotions away (…) hard work certainly goes a long way. These days a lot of people work hard, so you have to make sure you work even harder and really dedicate yourself to what you are doing and setting out to achieve (…) Everyone experiences tough time, it is a measure of your determination and dedication how you deal with them and how you deal with them and how you can come through them”. “Always think outside the box and embrace opportunities that appear, wherever they might be”. “When people can see which direction the leaders are going in, it becomes easier to motivate them”.
- Lakshmi Mittal
, Indian Steel Magnate.
“Work hard and persevere. Clear enough”, “save your first bucket of gold” – or small fortune — from work, but then use it for investments. Don't just park money in the bank. “For men, find a job that you will be happy with and work hard at. Women, in line with an old Chinese proverb, should marry the right man. Don't marry too early in life. It's better to work hard when young and establish a career first. For those already successful, money can become a controlling factor in life and make you a slave to it. One way to avoid that: Philanthropy. Giving away money to the right cause, with a leveraged effect and your own involvement in how it is spent, will give you peace of mind; try to maximize the number of people that can benefit from an individual contribution”
- Lee Shau Kee
, is a Hong Kong based real estate tycoon and majority owner of Henderson Land Development, a property conglomerate with interests in properties, hotels, restaurants and internet services.