Lessons Filipinos Can Learn from the Chinese
In celebration of this year’s Chinese New Year I thought of dedicating a particular blog post for the nation of the Land of Opportunities.
“Ang Pinoy ang sinasabi “Anak magaral ka ng mabuti para pagnakataposka makahanap ka ng magandang trabaho” and Tsinoy ang sinasabi “Anak mag-aral ka ng mabuti para pag nakatapos ka makapagtayo ka ng negosyo.
They value time so much. They go much earlier than expected.
They are family oriented. I love how they take care of the family ties
They value commitments. When they say they will come to an event or to the place or a meeting, they will be there.
- Though born from a poor family in Xiamen, China, Henry Sy immigrated to the Philippines and started selling rejected and overrun shoes in Tondo. This business grew and is now known as SM Supermall. His net worth is about $12 Billion as of September 2014 and considered as the Philippines richest man. Sy is considered as a tai-pan or a top-class businessman.
- Lucio Tan once worked as a janitor in a tobacco factory to pay for school but now owns Asia Brewery, Philippine’s second largest brewery. He is also dubbed as one of world’s largest rum makers. He owns University of the East, Philippine Airlines, Eton Properties, Philippine National Bank, Allied Bank and many more.
- Though born of a rich Chinese background, John straggled upon the death of his father. He strive hard to earn a living for his family by peddling items along the streets of Cebu from his bicycle. Then he earned his mark in the entrepreneurship by manufacturing through a corn milling plant called Universal Corn Products now known as Universal Robina Corporation. His assets diversified from telecommunication, financial services, power generation, aviation and livestock farming. His net worth was over $5 billion.
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