Lim Goh Tong Autobiography

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1) Introduction
Early Childhood and Education Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong, a name that is well known in Malaysia and also recognized globally. He is a simple person but live with high level of discipline and focus. This legend was born in 1918 at Anxi district, a province in China. He is the son of Lim Shi Quan and Goh Ban. In Chinese language, "Goh Tong" means parasol tree (Wutong Tree) which myth said phoenix bird will only roost on "Wutong Tree". Lim Goh Tong came from a very poor family but it give him motivation to be a successful person and change his fate. During his early childhood, his parents teach him traditional Chinese virtues, which focus on the importance of diligence and perseverance, the need to be humble person and all the good values. The 1911 Revolution that occurred in China affect his family lifestyle. Lim Goh Tong was studying classic Chinese at age 6 and was forced to leave school at age 16 due to the revolution. His father, Lim Shi Quan passed away at the same year and Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong pick up the responsibilities of as the head of his family. He continued his father 's businesses which is petty trading and learned from regular and loyal customers. His main business is selling vegetables weeds. Later Civil War in China forced him to stop his businesses and involved with new job as a carpenter. In 1937, he made the decision that completely changed his life. In that year, he went to Tanah Melayu following his uncle with only 175 dollars in his hand. Initially he didn 't know what will he do, but later on he decided to work as a carpenter with his uncle. During his tenure, he try to learn about businesses and Malay language. He is determine to have a better life in future. After two years, he finally ready for the next step. He decided to part away for his uncle and set up his own company which focus on construction. He did not look back since that.

2) Early Career Progression In early February 1937, Lim Goh Tong left



References: Walker, E. (2011, July 31). Genting Group is betting on Miami as future resort destination. Miami Herald. Retrieved December 5, 2011, from http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/07/31/2338880/genting-group-is-betting-on-miami.html Lim, G. T. (2004). My Story. (1st ed.). Selangor, Malaysia: Pelanduk Publications. Musa, Z. (2007, November 11). 14 Things That Goh Tong Teach you.SKORCAREER. Retrieved December 5, 2011, from http://http://skorcareer.com.my/blog/14-things-lim-goh-tong-taught-you/2007/11/10/

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