Kanyin Blog

  • What Works: AirAsia Success Factors

    Even low-cost airlines themselves do not always succeed. More than a dozen low-cost airlines were shut down in 2008 during the global economic meltdown. These shutdowns demonstrated the hypothesis that not every airline gets it right and that the low-cost carrier business model is not as simple as it appears. The low-cost carrier business model requires discipline and tenacity to implement.

  • Growing up in turbulent times

    Li is definitely not nouveau riche. One of the reasons he is respected and loved by the people, especially the Chinese, is his inspirational self-made success despite the turbulent times he was born in, and his humility and generosity despite his massive wealth.

  • Alibaba, 1001 Mistakes

    After rejecting and also being rejected by 38 capitalists and investors, Alibaba finally raised USD5 million from Goldman Sachs in August 1999, followed by USD20 million from Softbank Corporation in the first quarter of 2000. With these funds, Alibaba became the world’s largest online trading market ever in no time.

  • Self-understanding, the best asset one could ever have

    I have noticed that there are people who do not really enjoy what they are doing in life. In fact, they seem to be struggling and some even hate what they are doing. However, they feel they have to carry on due to various reasons such as the need for income and family commitments. They cannot see a way out and continue to be trapped in a life of misery.

  • 我要改变

    对于那些成功在自己的领域里取得大成就的成功人士,他们是很多人的羡慕对象。“我多么希望能够像他们那样成功,即使是一半都好!”,这听起来很熟悉吧?当中也不乏常常把“我想改变”挂在嘴边,爱发白日梦的人。为什么这些人无法成功呢?理由很简单,因为他们纯粹“希望”成功,并没有真正辅助行动尽心尽力去奋斗努力。

  • The Seeable and The Unseeable

    McDonald’s signature product is the Big Mac, but the Big Mac does not really earn a lot. The real income is made by the wide selection of snacks and side offerings, such as the apple pie, fries and ice cream.

    The most profitable item, however, is Coca-Cola.

  • Failures? Never give up.

    Have you ever noticed that you remember that difficult days more than the ordinary or good ones? Do you remember tough challenges or hard-won triumphs? Are you amazed by people who overcome all odds and countless failures and succeed?

  • 我要改变

    对于那些成功在自己的领域里取得大成就的成功人士,他们是很多人的羡慕对象。“我多么希望能够像他们那样成功,即使是一半都好!”,这听起来很熟悉吧?当中也不乏常常把“我想改变”挂在嘴边,爱发白日梦的人。为什么这些人无法成功呢?理由很简单,因为他们纯粹“希望”成功,并没有真正辅助行动尽心尽力去奋斗努力。

  • Get Your House in Order

    You have reached your limit.

    Your company would be hosting its annual overseas conference which will be attended by all the bigwigs of the industry. It would present an ideal opportunity for you not just to sharpen your skills in the event management, but also to  network with specialists and decision-makers whom you were keen to impress.