However, i snide at the remark he made that "he's just a teochew boy at heart who yearns for the simple life". At that point of time, I felt that he was talking cock. I mean, it may be easy for a rich man to say "oh how i wish I could just life a simple life... blah blah blah" but seriously, are they able and willing to give all up to lead a simple life? Not when one had already experienced the sweetness of being rich (imagine being chauffered around in a luxury car).
However, I must admit that I admire this guy more and more as i read through his interview. His life really started from a normal teochew boy. He was not smart, he did not go through the route that most people felt was a must in order to be successful in life. It was reported that he did not get good grades and studied in a neighbourhood school. He only had a secondary education, yet, his perseverance and knack for business managed to set him on the same line, if not higher than most graduates.
Seriously, many graduates with buisness degrees, would not be able to hold a candle against this chinese educated O level holder dude, just at the age of 27 he is able to chalk up sales of over $240,000 a month. A significant amount for a 27 year old with an education level that will not works towards his advantage.
Of course, we could not forget all those successful entrepreneurs with a Masters, PhD etc. However, it seems that those succesful people with lower education is more newsworthy. They managed to achieve their success through perserverance, something the education will never be able to teach.
This interview is indeed inspiring, it makes me feel anything is possible in the world, as long as we have the passion and the will to do it.