Nicknamed ‘Superman’, Li Ka-Shing is one of the most influential entrepreneurs in Asia. Born in 1928 in Chiu Chow, south-eastern China, Li left for Hong Kong with his family to avoid the perils of war. Forced to leave school before the age of 15, he worked in a plastics factory before starting his own company. Today, he is the 11th richest person in the world and his company, Cheung Kong, is influential in many sectors (including transportation, real estate, financial services, retail and energy). This is the story of an outstanding entrepreneur whose rise is legendary.
China’s economic rise and influence has been one of the most significant developments in the global economy of recent times. The “China’s Entrepreneurs” series examines the major contribution to this development made by China’s leading private entrepreneurs and companies.
An illuminating biography of one of China’s leading entrepreneurs
China’s recent global economic rise has been phenomenal – and is being led by entrepreneurs like Li Ka-shing
Written by a leading writer with inside knowledge and contacts
Fascinating account of Li’s life, challenges and motivations – as well as the business ideas behind his success
Part of the “China’s Entrepreneurs” series that offers illuminating biographies of China’s greatest entrepreneurs
Publisher: LID Publishing
Format: 198 x 129 mm
YAN QICHENG is a famous Chinese writer with the pen name of Jianggong. His long biography Jack Ma and Alib- aba was well received by the readers at home and abroad upon publication, with sales exceeding 100,000. It was published nine times and translated into English, Italian, Arabic, Portuguese and other languages. He has also writ- ten over ten long novels and many of his TV scripts have been shot and broadcast.
Valued at $25 billion following its IPO in 2014, JD.com (Jingdong) is China’s second largest e-commerce company (behind its rival Alibaba) and leads the way in sales of consumer electronics and books. Through unprecedented access to the inner-workings of JD.com and its founder, Richard Liu, and other main players, this book offers the most detailed examination of the success behind one of China’s most successful companies of recent times.
Founded in 1998 as an online magneto-optical store, the company evolved into selling books, CDs, videos and consumer electronics online on an enormous scale. In 2014, Asia’s largest Internet company, Tencent, acquired a 20% stake in JD.com, which made the company the No.2 online retailer in China, and thus triggering a fierce battle with Alibaba for dominance in the China market. The story of JD.com’s growth, and the strategies and philosophy of its charismatic founder, is featured in this fascinating book.
China’s economic rise and influence has been one of the most significant developments in the global economy of recent times.
A driving force behind this expansion has been the private entrepreneurs and companies of China, some of which have literally redefined the economic and business landscape, both inside and outside of China.Ren Zhengfei is one such entrepreneur, who has become one of China’s most revered and inspiring business leaders. His company Huawei Technologies, which was founded in 1987, is today a world-leading supplier of telecommunications equipment and mobile phones that employs over 150,000 people around the world. Low profile and known for his down-to-earth nature, Ren
is hugely popular in China. This book tells the story of how he turned Huawei into one of the world’s most recognized business brands and the much admired management philosophy behind
InCitations offers a series of memorable quotes, aphorisms and expressions (that is, citations) and by delving into their history and meaning(s) you will find ways of applying – or just pondering on – them that incite insight and add to a sense of smartness. The range of inspiring quotes, aphorisms and words provided aim to illuminate, trigger debate, conversation and reflection that will enliven and enrich your writing and thinking.
From the arts to sciences, advertising to psychology, this book encompasses it all. You will encounter writers, lyricists, firebrands, psychoanalysts and complexity theorists, The New Yorker cartoons, Spartan mothers and tractor boys, as well as learn the difference between jumbo jets and mayonnaise, and the significance of the number 45.
The impact of the weather is often taken for granted and sometimes completely ignored. Weather in all forms is a maker and breaker of both business and personal fortunes, especially when it reaches extremes. The weather we experience crucially dictates almost every aspect of our lives. It directs what we do and when we do it, from what we eat and drink, to the clothes we wear, and it even governs our health and behaviour.
In this entertaining and informative book, global expert meteorologist and weather authority, Jim N R Dale, shares his experiences and advises how you and your business could truly become weather savvy. Weather impact is an all-consuming phenomenon, and, with the rise of climate change, there is no better time to tune into one of the most important aspects of our lives. Certainly, a book for a rainy day!
Business owners used to strive for money and power, but what use are these if they arrive at a retirement without their health or happiness to enjoy these luxuries? Business owners assume they must put their businesses first and offer the ultimate sacrifice – their free time, leisure and fun.
Charlie Reading has combined his own experience as a business owner with his research from business books, workshops and courses led by other successful entrepreneurs to create the system he calls ‘entrepreneurial happiness’. This book provides a culmination of business ideas for all leading entrepreneurs to make their business more profitable and achieve a healthy work life balance. The system to create entrepreneurial happiness is there in front of you and you cannot afford to wait. The secrets of the 21st century entrepreneur are greater than you can imagine, and just a read away.
The German poet Theodor Fontane once said: "A good aphorism contains the wisdom of an entire book in one sentence." The Art of a Successful Life goes a step further, collating a myriad of quotes which all offer insights to inspire you to think about yourself, your life and your goals, and give you the confidence and strength to cope with difficult situations.
In this book, you will find quotes from a range of thinkers, from the physicist Stephen Hawking to the artist Michelangelo, and from entrepreneurs such as Henry Ford, Steve Jobs and Warren Buffett to Confucius, Cicero, Schopenhauer and Goethe. In bringing them together, the author provides an original and practical guide to everyday life. This, alongside the 20-week success program featured at the end of each chapter, will provide you with the inspiration and strength to cope successfully with a variety of situations in all areas of your life.
Founded in 1987 by a former engineer in China's People's Liberation Army (Ren Zhengfei), Huawei Technologies is today the world's largest telecoms equipment manufacturer and second behind Apple in smartphones. Its emergence into a multinational with over 175,000 employees all around the world is nothing short of extraordinary. This book gets to the heart of the pioneers within Huawei - the individuals who blazed a trail through unexplored and undeveloped territories, that enabled Huawei to expand globally in such impressive terms. Their personal stories tell us about the extraordinary commitment, determination, and ability required for companies to establish new ground in some of the most difficult parts of the world. This unconventional form of heroism remains a central part of Huawei's culture and makes it stand out in today's business world.
Huawei Technologies is today the world's largest telecoms equipment manufacturer and second behind Apple in smartphones. Its emergence into a multinational today is based on the company's research & development prowess. Of its 175,000 employees around the world, 75,000 are engaged in R&D. This book provides extraordinary insight into Huawei's research, development, and innovation. It contains the stories of the individuals who made the breakthroughs that enabled Huawei to ultimately become a world-class technology company. Their personal stories tell us about the extraordinary perseverance, focus, and thinking required for companies to take innovation to the highest level. One of the cornerstones of Huawei's global success is its embrace of innovation - this book provides an original perspective on that.
China’s economic rise and influence has been one of the most significant developments in the global economy of recent times. A driving force behind this expansion has been the private entrepreneurs and companies of China, some of which have literally redefined the economic and business landscape, both inside and outside of China.
Wang Jianlin is one such entrepreneur. From small beginnings as an unknown soldier, Wang ventured into business and led a residential development company that was in imminent danger of going bankrupt. He turned the business around, and today, the Dalian Wanda Group is a transnational enterprise that has become a major player in real estate, football and the entertainment industry. This is the inside story of Asia’s richest man, his rise from humble origins, who became one of China’s great entrepreneur heroes, and whose presence today is pursued by the world’s most important political and business leaders.
Ji Qi is one of contemporary China’s most successful and imaginative entrepreneurs, who has taken three companies to the 10 billion dollar level in a little over a decade, which is unprecedented in the entreprenuerialworld. Rather than knowing how to generate wealth and to lead a company,Ji Qi believes the metaphysical is more important: “Knowledge affects action, the metaphysical determines the physical.”
This unique book represents the inner journey taken by the author as an entrepreneur – his thoughts and reflections on the meaning of life, work and success. As well as offering a unique perspective on succeeding in the Chinese market, this book provides original insights on Chinese philosophy and weaving that into management and being an entrepreneur in today’s world.
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