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Success is a combination of hard work, good credit standing, opportunity, readiness, and timing.

Henry T. Sy Sr : Shoe Sellers to Retail Billionaire

Henry T. Sy Sr, is the Chairman Emeritus of SM Investments Corp. arrived Philippines at the age of twelvewith his parents. He started shoe retail outlets with his friends after world war II that grew into few branches. In 1958, he opened SHOE MART (SM) the first air conditioned branded shoe outlet. The Forbes, listed Henry Sy Sr as the richest man in Philippines with US$18Billion net worth.

  • You have to have a dream, whether big or small. Then plan, focus, work hard and be very determined to achieve your goals.
  • Not everything I do is purely for money. Of course, as a businessman and as head of publicly listed companies, we have to earn, but at this point in my life, there are other considerations more important besides just money.
  • There is no such thing as overnight success or easy money. If you fail, do not be discouraged; try again. When you do well, do not change your ways.
  • Success is not just good luck: it is a combination of hard work, good credit standing, opportunity, readiness, and timing. Success will not last if you do not take care of it.
  • My basic strategy is to stick to my core business and to my area of expertise.
  • I started with shoes, and with hard work and discipline, the business prospered. I moved to the department store business and again, things went well.
  • You have to have a dream, whether big or small. Then plan, focus, work hard and be very determined to achieve your goals.
  • Study the Market and Look for Golden Opportunity
  • Whatever business you choose to go into, it must be something that you can pursue with passion
  • Don’t rush into a business because you have a capital. You’d lose your shirt if you run into it recklessly.
  • I never imagined attaining big success. Whatever I have achieved did not happen overnight; ever since my teen years I have devoted many, many years of my life to non-stop studying, diligent work, and dreaming of a better future.

 

 

 

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