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Robert Kuok : A Memoir

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Winner of Best Book of the Year at the Singapore Book Publishers Association awards 2018. Robert Kuok is one of the most highly respected businessmen in Asia. But this legendary Overseas Chinese entrepreneur, commodities trader, hotelier and property mogul has maintained a low profile and seldom shed light in public on his business empire or personal life. That is, until now. In these memoirs, the 94-year-old Kuok tells the remarkable story of how, starting in British Colonial Malaya, he built a multi-industry, multinational business group. In reflecting back on 75 years of conducting business, he offers management insights, discusses strategies and lessons learned, and relates his principles, philosophy, and moral code.
Kuok has lived through fascinating and often tumultuous times in Asia - from British colonialism to Japanese military occupation to post-colonial Southeast Asia and the dramatic rise of Asian economies, including, more recently, China. From his front-row seat and as an active participant, this keen, multi-cultural observer tells nearly a century of Asian history through his life and times. Readers interested in business, management, history, politics, culture and sociology will all enjoy Robert Kuok's unique and remarkable story.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 376 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 34.8mm | 902.65g
  • Singapore
  • English
  • 32 pages of plates
  • 9814189731
  • 9789814189736
  • 6,411

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About Robert Kuok

Andrew Tanzer worked as a correspondent in East Asia for 20 years for Far Eastern Economic Review and Forbes Magazine and received the U.S. Overseas Press Club Award for best business reporting from abroad in magazines for his work at Forbes.

He holds an M.S. in Journalism from Columbia University and is a CFA Charterholder. Tanzer is currently a senior researcher, portfolio strategist, and investment writer for a New York City-based private wealth manager
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