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Li Ka Shing's Top 10 Rules For Success

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Summary

1. Devote yourself to work
Due to his father's death, he was forced to leave school before the age of 15 and found a job in a plastics trading company where he worked 16 hours a day.

2. Give your employees a sense of belonging
In 1950 he started his own company, Cheung Kong Industries.

3. Don't waste your money
From manufacturing plastics, Li developed his company into a leading real estate investment company in Hong Kong.

4. Acquire knowledge

He was named "Asia's Most Powerful Man, Li Ka-Shing" by Asiaweek in 2001.

5. Map out your strategy
His companies make up 15% of the market capitalisation of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

6. Be prepared for rainy days
In spite of his wealth, Li has cultivated a reputation for leading a no-frills lifestyle.

7. Strive for improvement
He's often referred to as "Superman" in Hong Kong because of his business prowess.

8. Look beyond money
He's the chairman of the board of CK Hutchison Holdings as of 2015.

9. Fight for your principles
CK Hutchinson Holdings is the world's largest operator of container terminals and the world's largest health and beauty retailer.

10. Contribute to the world
He's also regarded as one of Asia's most generous philanthropists.

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