The Success Story Of Lillian Too.

1936 words - 8 pages

According to Michael Schape (2004), Entrepreneurship refers to a process where a person identifies entrepreneurial opportunities and transforming them into products or services which are marketable. Lillian Too is such a person who successfully identifies the opportunity and grabs hold of it and eventually make a fortune out of it.It all started in the 1970s. After graduated from university and having a secure career, Lillian has a dream of having a family with children. However, she is unable to conceive. To pass time, she and her husband turn to other interest by breeding dogs and studying Chinese martial arts. It is there where she met her kung fu and feng shui teacher Master Yap Cheng Hai who will eventually change her life forever.Feng Shui ( as explain by Lillian is an ancient Chinese art of living in harmony with the land, such that one derives the greatest benefits, peace and prosperity from being in perfect equilibrium with Nature. Feng Shui holds out the promise of a life of meaningful abundance to those who follow its principles and precepts when building their homes and workplaces.On an occasion to Lillian's house, Cheng Hai has advised Lillian that the feng shui of her house is not in favour with her husband and her. The bad feng shui of her house is said to have caused Lillian to be unable to conceive. Cheng Hai also warned her that it might even cost her their marriage. Lillian was sceptical and went on with her life.At the time, Lillian is already facing some marital problems with her husband. To further enhance her credentials, Lillian flown to Boston for her master's degree in Harvard University. However, before she left, she and her husband has built their new house based on the feng shui advice from Cheng Hai. Upon her return with a MBA in finance and business in 1976, their marriage is on the verge of collapsing.Miraculously, their new "feng shuied" house has saved their marriage and helps Lillian in her career. A few months after she moved in to the new house, after ten childless years she found herself pregnant. From thereon, it flares up the interest of Lillian for Feng Shui.Soon after Lillian's maternity leave, (Onn H.,1998) she joined Hong Leong Group of Malaysia as the Group Internal Auditor cum Director of Industrial Companies. Later she would transform Sovran Industries into Hong Leong Credit Berhad and Fancy Tile Works into Hong Leong Industries Berhad. Lillian has become the first Malaysian woman to be managing director of a public listed company. In 1982 she again entered corporate history by being the first woman in Asia to be appointed CEO of a bank: Grindlays Dao Heng Bank, the sixth largest bank in Hong Kong.She then joined well-known Hong Kong's Dickson Concepts Ltd in 1986 as executive deputy chairman of group of companies. Dickson Concepts Ltd is a retail giant which owns ST Dupont and Harvey Nichols of London. When Lillian was only, she acquired Dragon Seed, a sleepy chain of...

Find Another Essay On The Success Story of lillian Too.

"Changing or the Lack of"-The Little Foxes by Lillian Hellman

616 words - 2 pages "Evil communications corrupt good manners." (1 Corinthians 15:33) In the world today, evil people are all around us trying to convert us to be like them. Evil twists the thoughts of good so evil will be more sinful. Sometimes it is hard for good people to see the evil in others. Throughout history this happens, but most notably is Judas with Jesus and his disciples. Judas was a person who turned Jesus in and destroyed many people's lives by

The Success of the Opening to The Empty House in Engaging the Reader in the Story

2987 words - 12 pages The Success of the Opening to The Empty House in Engaging the Reader in the Story English Coursework An author can engage the reader in their stories by describing different aspects of the text in an interesting way. The narrator of a story is one way that can interest a reader by the knowledge and background they have or by the way they tell a story. The larger than life characters used in the text can be good ways

The ALDI Success Story - An Organisational Profile

2035 words - 8 pages The ALDI Success StoryAn Organisational Profile by Kai F. Mahnert, DBMKConducted for Ivan McPhillips, Lecturer in Enterprise Development, GMITA PortraitIn 1948 brothers Karl and Theo Albrecht opened a small grocery store in Essen, Germany. Due to the post war shortages in supplies and the size and capital of their business the brothers had only a small assortment of products. Today, more than fifty years later, ALDI is a worldwide chain of

The Success of The Woman in Black as a Ghost Story

1739 words - 7 pages The Success of The Woman in Black as a Ghost Story Susan Hill believes that the ghost depends on 'atmosphere' and 'a sense of place'. However, a believable storyline and characters does help bring out the atmosphere and place. 'The Woman in Black' is about a man, Arthur Kipps. He is the narrator throughout the novel. Arthur Kipps tells his most haunting revelation that had happened to him, and how by writing his story as a novel, it was

Too Much, in Too Little: The Unimportance of Homework

1272 words - 6 pages makes these students from the age of six years old to stay up late completing it, causing them to not get enough rest, focus, as well as energy for the next day. At school, they will not concentrate the way teachers will expect them to. Ben Robinson, a father of one of the students at a local school in California states: “Everyday, after school, I will never be able to see my son. Damon’s too tired to even talk and socialize with any of his family

The Success of

830 words - 3 pages too turned a profit despite the fact that peers and pundits of the industry were expecting losses and even fans thought that it is the beginning of the end for the company. So what is the big mystery behind this success story, how has Amazon able to pull it off when other can barely float. Jeffrey Bezos sheds some light; one of the most important factors behind the success is the continuous refining and re-evaluation of the strategies

The Definition of Success

1039 words - 5 pages Imagine yourself ten years from now. From now till then, you will have short and long-term goals that will either be achieved or ignored. The achievement of success is by accomplishing your goals with the happiness that comes along with it. Achieving your goals is an ongoing process throughout the lives of humans until there is no more to gain. Although, society makes people believe success is measured by the money and monetary items. Of

The Complexity of Success

1100 words - 5 pages Want to be happy? Of course you do. A popular belief is that success is a guaranteed way to be happy. In fact, most parents follow this guideline. We're taught as children that if we want to be happy, we must first become successful. In the stressful world we live in today, happiness is in short supply. Because of this, our parents push us to work hard so we can become successful. Guaranteed happiness sounds great to everybody, but in reality

The grapes of success

865 words - 3 pages protests against the treatment of the migrants by land-owners and the natives of California, and strikes a sympathetic and angered chord deep within his readers so as to make a difference in society and in the government. He is specifically concerned with the way the migrants are treated by the farm-owners in California, and to communicate these concerns he uses two things, a family and their story to strike a personal chord, and intercalary chapters

The Price of Success

1629 words - 7 pages steroids can bring out a person’s greatest physical characteristics, but also his weakest attributes, too. The positives are often seen as worthwhile enough to ignore the potential negatives. Increased speed and strength are brought on by the increased production of proteins. Also, recovery time after exercise is decreased because steroids inhibit the bonding site of the stress hormone, cortisol. Since cortisol has nowhere to bond, the breakdown, and

The Success of Nike

1928 words - 8 pages Nike. Inc was ranked 204 in the 2002 Fortune 500 with over 9 billion in annual revenues. The founders went from selling shoes from the back of a van to 10,000 Nike stores all over the world. That is a success story. Each and every athlete has a different way of performing and Nike provides a variety of products (make, model and body style) allowing athletes to perform to their fullest and best performance. I strongly agree that the success of

Similar Essays

The Story Of “Success” Essay

991 words - 4 pages The Story of "Success""I look out at it and I think it is the most beautiful history in the world. . . . It is the history of all aspiration not just the American dream but the human dream and if I came at the end of it that too is a place in the line of the pioneers." F. Scott Fitzgerald, the famous author of The Great Gatsby, provided us with a view of a notorious era, the Jazz Age. The Jazz Age, a period of time between the great World War

The Success Story Of Sourdough Bread And La Brea Bakery

1996 words - 8 pages make the bread all the time to perfect it, and in her book Breads from La Brea Bakery, she states, “At the time, few restaurants in LA cared much about the bread they served. Pale rolls Styrofoam-like interiors, heated to hide their lack of flavor, passed for bread even at the most famous places.” (Silverton, pg. xxii) When Silverton decided to open a restaurant, she didn’t want to serve nasty bread and wanted to bake the bread herself so she

Steve Jobs: The Success Story Essay

1161 words - 5 pages Brands”) where Apple introduced the first iPhone. The voice of the man was Steve Job, the former CEO Apple. Born on February 24, 1955 in San Francisco, California, he was often credited for the success behind Apple’s products. However, not many people know the truth behind Steve Jobs and the real work that he did. This report will cover a brief summary of the success story of Steve Jobs from the beginning of his life until his death. The beginning of

Southern View Of Religion In Lillian Smith’s Killers Of The Dream

811 words - 3 pages Southern View of Religion in Lillian Smith’s Killers of the Dream “Our first lesson about God made the deepest impression on us. We were told that He loved us, and then we were told that He would burn us in everlasting flames of hell if we displeased Him. We were told we should love Him for He gives us everything good that we have, and then we were told that we should fear Him because He has the power to do evil to us whenever He cares to