The Chinese are well known to have produced many extremely successful businessmen and entrepreneurs.
This country itself has a rich history of Chinese migrants and their families who were once reached the shore with little or no money but eventually topped the rich list and stamped their name in the history books. More importantly, they left a legacy that benefits many generations, and at many various levels. Loh Boon Siew, Lim Goh Tong, Robert Kuok are only a few examples in Malaysia.
In many parts of the world, including in the US, United Kingdom and others, the once small Chinese community grew and developed into densely populated Chinatowns. It’s true they say ‘just throw any china man, and soon the place will blossom with economy activities and the Chinese population’.
Ann Wan Seng, a Chinese Muslim, has compiled a series of ’secrets’, tips and the way the Chinese do business since 1996 and in 2004 decided to publish a book on it. The book, Rahsia Bisnes Orang Cina (The Business Secrets of the Chinese) is available in major bookstores nationwide. So far it is only available in Malay language.
Wan Seng studied and observed various aspects, characters and traits that propel the Chinese people to succeed. Being a Chinese himself, as well as coming from a family who runs business has given him some sort of advantage to closely research and collect his findings. Throughout his work, Wan Seng gathered enough evidence to brush off some of the common misconceptions that associate the Chinese with business success.
For example, one preconceived notion is that the Chinese are born to be good entrepreneurs and businessmen. That is not a fact. Instead, they are born just the same like any other races. However, while everyone is born equal, the Chinese differentiate themselves from the rest with distinguished traits, characters, philosophy and ambition. For instance, most people believe that hard work is a key to success.
The Chinese believe in this too, but they are the ones who take it extra miles, further ahead of others. Where work is concerned, no one can be as hard working as the Chinese. It is a philosophy held on to like a religion. Complacency is not in their life dictionary. When other people work 10 hours per day, they work 14 to 16 hours per day. This small difference, after many years, would eventually enable them to attain astounding success, and often times, miles away from others.
What else are their traits and secrets? Read the book and you will know a thing or two. Retail price is only RM18.90.