The Success Story Of Lillian Too.

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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 (http://www.lillian-too.com/) 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...

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