Famous Quotes from Top 5 Asia Business People

Entrepreneurs and young professionals would often want to know what would Asia’s 5 most successful and prominent entrepreneurs tell them about Business and Success in Life. Well, here is an inside scoop of what 5 of the Richest Entrepreneurs in Asia may tell you if you happen to meet them via their life’s famous quotes.

It is not every day that we find words of wisdom from the rich and famous. In fact most of Asian richest profess differing theories and techniques of reaching their life’s paramount. Through their massive wealth, they share a common ground, humbleness. Their words of wisdom are much to appraise.

Famous Quotes from Li Ka Shing – “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“. These are the words written in Chinese calligraphy at the back of his work desk.

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 Famous Quotes from Laskhmi Mittal – “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 times, it is a measure of your determination and dedication 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”
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Famous Quotes from Lee Shau Kee – “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”
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Famous Quotes from Azim Premji – “The new team is in the saddle”, “It is no longer the issue of whether one should focus on China, or India versus China, but of India and China”, “We believe this combination of excellence in operations and strong execution of our strategy is critical to achieve our vision. We will continue to focus on both in future as well”, “In our way of working, we attach a great deal of importance to humility and honesty; With respect for human values, we promise to serve our customers with integrity”, “Character is one factor that will guide all our actions and decisions. We invested in uncompromising integrity that helped us take difficult stands in some of the most difficult business situations”
Source: Woopido 


Famous Quotes from Robert Kuok – “Wealth should be used for two main purposes. One: for the generation of greater wealth; in other words, you continue to invest, creating prosperity and jobs in the country. Two: part of your wealth should be applied to the betterment of mankind, either by acts of pure philanthropy or by investment in research and development along the frontiers of science, space, health care and so forth”
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With many investors and businesses venturing east, one of the main questions asked, will the Asian powerhouses in 20 years’ time outgrow the Western counterparts with a growing list of top entrepreneurs?