Thursday, September 24, 2009

Late Genting's Founder Faced Rejection

The road to success is never a one straight line. The road depicts a long journey. Lets take our education system for example. You would need at least 13 years Mbps Speed study before this society gladly accept you as a university graduate.

The late Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong is a solid example of a hard core entrepreneur - from rag to riches. He will, without question remain a legacy for the Malaysians. After accumulating a mass of wealth at the late age of 50, he had a vision to build a hill resort near Kuala Lumpur. He poured his entire fortune of RM4 million into the project. He even invited his friends to invest RM1 million into this venture for a 10 per cent stake. I'm sure at that time, he was surprised that his friends rejected his generous offer hotel petaling jaya even gave him the wet blanket. They internet lead generation Tan Sri Lim that the project would fail. I believe those were his closest friends, but yet he was not spared from their unkind remarks. Without saying, time proved them wrong. The Genting Highlands resort was a great success.

Today, the Genting Group is Malaysia's leading multinational corporation and one of Asia's best-managed companies. The Group has over 40,000 employees globally, 11,000 acres of prime resort land and more than 200,000 hectares of plantation land. The Genting Group is the collective name for Genting Berhad and its subsidiaries and associates that comprises five listed entities with a combined market capitalisation of over US$22 billion (*as at 22 August 2007).

One of Genting's subsidiary, Genting International has 46 casino properties in the UK under the brands of the Stanley Leisure group. In Singapore, it is developing Resorts World at Sentosa, an integrated leisure and entertainment resort on Sentosa Island.

Lessons to be learned:

Success belongs to those who have great visions and determination. Tan Sri Lim pursued his dream and never gave up.

Believe in your dreams and don't let others pull you down. At certain points in our life, we will face people who don't share our dreams. Never ever let their negative words stop you from achieving your goals.

All genuine problems will have solutions. Knowing that the resort would be located high up in the mountain, it would be a hinder to visitors. So he built a road up the mountain in 1968.

Aaron Loh
Founder and Director of Wealth Learning International

Aaron Loh is an avid learner and is always in the pursuit for success in what he's passionately involved in - helping others to constantly learn and upgrade themselves. He faced many setbacks and challenges in this journey. With his strong commitment and determination, plus God's blessing, he successfully changed the lives of thousands and thousands of people.

JAN 20 ?Despite chalking up an emphatic win over BN, it still too early for PR to expect a smooth ride to Putrajaya.

Hence, Pas spiritual leader Nik Aziz was quick to urge his members to be gracious after victory. He is a veteran leader who fully understood the ups and downs in politics.

His advice is apt and timely. Ironically, this newly minted coalition was literally put together by the voters who decided they have tolerated enough of power arrogance after handing over easy mandate to BN for decades.

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