25 Inspirational Robert Kuok Quotes

25 Inspirational Robert Kuok Quotes

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Robert Kuok Hock Nien is a Malaysian business magnate and investor of Chinese descent. According to Forbes, his net worth is estimated at $10.6 billion as of July 2020, making him the wealthiest person in Malaysia and the 104th wealthiest in the world. As of April 2019, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, Kuok has an estimated net worth of $18.4 billion, making him the 53rd richest person in the world.

Inspirational Robert Kuok Quotes:

 

1. “More than 90% is hard work, the rest is luck.” Robert Kuok

 

2. “I got too ambitious and stocked up 100,000 to 200,000 tonnes of sugar to cater for the future market. I thought the market would grow and I can make big money, but the market fell sharply in July and August.” Robert Kuok

 

3. “What are you doing? If you want to buy me a car, a compact Japanese-made car will do. Please take this car back to the shop immediately.” Robert Kuok

 

4. “I heard you’re having financial difficulties (in organizing the Asian Games), I can’t help much but here’s a cheque.” Robert Kuok

 

5. “Some of them instructed their workers to spill seawater on sacks of sugar, and then seek compensation from the insurance company. The tens of thousand dollars claimed was used to subsidize their operating cost.” Robert Kuok

 

6. “We knew about their dirty tactics but we didn’t complain about it. Instead, we just kept working hard.” Robert Kuok

 

7. “Every business has its own risks. It’s okay to back down and miss the opportunity IF there’s a better one in the near future. But if you’re not bold enough and retreat every single time, then you will always be poor.” Robert Kuok

 

8. “Once we’ve seen through the situation, our horse must run fast (we must act fast). Because others (competitors) can see it as well.” Robert Kuok

 

9. “During the day, I’d visit a few companies back to back and invite one of them out for dinner. Over the meal, I’d try to read their minds and understand their views so that I can go home and research on them.” Robert Kuok

 

10. “I could speak very good English since I was young. The businessmen in London and New York were curious about how a young Chinese man could speak such fluent English. As such, it was easy for me to approach them.” Robert Kuok

 

11. “I believe many of my competitors are smarter than me, but their nightlife is a bit chaotic. So, the next day, they would fall asleep on their table and I would not. Therefore, my horse runs faster than theirs (I act faster).” Robert Kuok

 

12. “At the end of August, a severe typhoon hit Cuba and caused catastrophic damages to the sugarcane plantations.” Robert Kuok

 

13. “Everything on earth is dynamic, I can only give my children a message, not money. If they follow it, we can go another three or four generations.” Robert Kuok

 

14. “What makes a successful sugar king? Focus.” Robert Kuok

 

15. “My mother told me to conduct business following the path of morality, don’t worship materialism.” Robert Kuok

 

16. “I have learned that the success of a company must depend on the unity of all its employees. We are all in the same boat rowing against the current and tide.” Robert Kuok

 

17. “What makes you better than your competitors? I believe there are smarter than me, but they have a messy nightlife, while I work hard; my horses run faster than theirs.” Robert Kuok

 

18. “There is risk in every business, if you are not brave enough to grab on the first or next opportunities then you shall be a poor person forever.” Robert Kuok

 

19. “My mom knows that I am somehow a talented businessman, but she would not want me to turn to the dark side and be an evil businessman. She advised us to be a good person, and not be greedy about money.” Robert Kuok

 

20. “Success often breeds failure, because it makes you arrogant, complacent, and therefore lower your guards.” Robert Kuok

 

21. “Be humble; be straight; don’t be crooked; don’t take advantage of people.” Robert Kuok

 

22. “Wealth should be used for two main purposes. One: for the generation of greater wealth. Two: part of your wealth should be applied to the betterment of mankind.” Robert Kuok

 

23. “In my early days, I see those people who are very aggressive in business using unscrupulous methods. We know their methods, but we didn’t complain; we just try our best to compete. Today, these businesses are no longer around.” Robert Kuok

 

24. “Hotel is a service industry, and the most important element is you employees, and you depends on them fully to take of your customers; thus, we shall make it our primary agenda to take care of our employees.” Robert Kuok

 

25. “We must keep ourselves up to date with the latest information and study an issue from different perspectives.” Robert Kuok


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