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Not a few of the world’s inspiring rags-to-riches success stories through the ages are talented immigrants who traversed geographic distances, overcame poverty and socio-cultural challenges, then excelled as outstanding nation-builders and trailblazers.
“It’s such a big risk to go into business”, “You might find yourself getting into debt if you go into business”, “Your business idea might not work” — you’ve probably heard these statements from people who aren’t a hundred percent sold out in entrepreneurship.
It seems like everyone is wanting to start their own business and become an entrepreneur. If you look around you, you’ll see so many small and start-up businesses; some very promising and others obviously just sprouted because it’s the road everyone seems to be treading these days.
When we think about business in our country, and I mean successful businesses, it’s difficult not to think about the Filipino-Chinese business people; let’s call them Chinoypreneurs.
In all things success comes to those who learned from the best and the greatest.
Unknown to many people, some of the world’s most accomplished achievers were former teachers. Perhaps this vocation teaches infinite patience, flexibility, people skills, understanding others and the importance of creativity.
The first and last impression of a country shown to tourists and investors is the airport, so no wonder there’s now a frenetic race among Asian countries to modernize and expand their showcase airports like Singapore’s Changi airport with its new Terminal 4, as well as developing a new Terminal 5.
It’s undeniable that financial management can be quite a challenge. Even financial experts still continue to learn techniques, strategies and concepts on how to manage their finances effectively.
Self-made realty developer of Megaworld and Resorts World Manila, Alliance Global Group founder and McDonald’s Philippines major shareholder, Emperador/Dalmore/Fundador “Alcohol King” Andrew Tan was, on Sept. 9, again ranked among the world’s wealthiest by Forbes.
In my years of doing business and being around with business people. One thing I’ve observed that they have embraced the business mindset. Not only do they motivate me on how to grow money (through business), they also inspire me through their best practices.
Sending kids to study in Ivy League schools for an MBA or to earn degrees from famous universities isn’t the best way to train future great leaders.