Walking the Tycoon's Rope
- by Robert Wang -
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Publisher: Blacksmith Books
Publication Date: May 21, 2012
Language: English
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ISBN-13: 9789881613813
Synopsis Robert Wang fled the Chinese civil war at the age of five and came to Hong Kong with nothing. The colony was a harsh place in the 1950s and 1960s. But he was determined to rise to the top – and through hard work and resolve, he got there. The law firm he founded grew into the city’s fifth largest.

With the clock ticking towards the handover of Hong Kong to China, and no one knowing what the end of British rule would bring, Robert hatched an audacious scheme to safeguard the fortunes of Hong Kong’s richest tycoons. He would convince Singapore to take them in.

At last, he was walking with kings: dealing one-on-one with the most powerful businessmen and politicians of Hong Kong and Southeast Asia. It was an exhilarating experience – but climbing so high has its dangers. After unwittingly offending the wrong power brokers, he was cast aside and left to defend himself against the damnation of corporate rumours.

Robert’s rags-to-riches story offers a rare look inside the unimaginably wealthy world of Hong Kong’s property tycoons; but also, as he tells the tale of four generations of his family, we learn that it is the traditional values of tolerance, filial piety and loyalty which endure.
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Robert Wang
Phil Whelan on Morning Brew has a chat with author and solicitor Robert Wang. His book "Walking The Tycoons Rope" is Dymocks Book Of The Month for May and is his incredible story of starting with nothing, working his way up to everything, falling and getting up again, after fleeing the Chinese...
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