The most important thing is to look at how things are done and ask why, and whether they can be done more efficiently. – Brian Urkowitz, Merrill Lynch managing director and head of Global Transactional Client Services
1. You grew up watching He-Man, MASK, Transformers, Silver Hawk, and Mickey Mouse. Not to forget, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, My Little Pony and Smurfs. 2. You grew up brushing your teeth with a mug in Primary school during recess time. You will squat by a drain with all your classmates beside you, and brushed […]
Washing dirty money involves three basic steps: placement, layering, and integration. In the first stage, the dirty money’s illicit origin is attempted to be hidden by changing its form by having this money invested in cash-intensive businesses. Next, a number of shell companies are set up in countries known for strong bank secrecy laws […]
This is a true story. 1986 to 1991. In a small town outside Seoul, over the course of six years 10 women were raped and murdered in a 2km radius. Korean society’s first serial killer took the lives of 10 victims, ranging from a 71 year-old grandmother to a 13 year old schoolgirl. As time […]
The Goldman Sachs business principles reflect a set of ethics that has become ingrained in our firm’s character. They serve as the bedrock of our determination to provide clients with the industry’s best service. The business principles characterise not only the high standards and aspirations of the people who built this firm, but of our […]
SCMP Sunday, October 8, 2006 BARCLAY CRAWFORD and FELIX CHAN After splashing out a world record HK$116.6 million for a Chinese work of art, a mysterious mainland businessman claimed the bronze Buddha was a bargain and he would happily have paid double. A beaming Cai Mingchao, manager of the Xiamen Harmony Art International Auction Company, […]
Wall Street Journal: Who gave you the best business advice? Lillian Too: Quek Leng Chan, the head of the Hong Leong Group, of course. He said that in business there are no friends and there are no enemies and one must not become emotional. I remember on one occasion when I disagreed with him over […]
Another excellent Korean movie.