Malaysia’s King of Sugar Tan Sri Robert Kuok Hock Nien is back in Malaysia. Only this time, he is back to be a part of Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad’s Council of Eminent Persons (CEP). And although he has lived in Hong Kong since the late 1970s, in his memoir he said he still considered his country of birth his true home. Here we have collected 8 quotes that will take you inside the mind of this business magnate and investor:
1. The philosophy of business:
More than 90% is hard work, the rest is luck.
2. Treat others the way you want to be treated:
I have learned that the success of a company must depend on the unity of all its employees. We are all in the same boat rowing against the current and tide. – Robert Kuok
3. With great wealth comes with greater responsibilities:
Wealth should be used for two main purposes. One: for the generation of greater wealth. Two: Apply your wealth for the betterment of mankind.
4. Never judge a book by its cover:
When I hire staff, I look for honest, hardworking, intelligent people. When I look candidates in the eye, they must appear very honest to me.
5. Matters of business decisions:
There are risk in every business, if you are not brave enough to grab on the first or next opportunities then you shall be a poor person forever.
6. Mother’s always know best:
My mother told me to conduct business following the path of morality, don’t worship materialism.
7. Success is not always the best:
Success often breeds failure, because it makes you arrogant, complacent and therefore lower your guard.
8. The simplest formula to life (and the best!):
Be humble; Be straight; Don’t be crooked; Don’t take advantage of people.