2 Keys to Chinese Business Success Revealed, Salim-Riyadi Proof


Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – Chinese people are known to be good at business and become successful and rich. On this basis, many people want to imitate their steps.

Interestingly, their success in business is not only due to economic calculations. But it is also a blessing to carry out basic things such as respecting ancestors and parents or in a broader context respecting family.


Irene and Rosalie are in Achieving Business Success in Confucian Societies: The Importance of Guanxi (Connections) (2016) tries to explain this. For Chinese people, family is everything.

In the traditional Chinese view, succeeding in making one's family proud is a great achievement. So, every parent will definitely educate their children with good values ​​so that the next generation can maintain or increase the glory of the family.

If life is difficult at first, every Chinese person will fight harder so that their children do not feel the same way. This can be done by sending them to school or providing non-formal lessons.

If change can be achieved, then a family can be successful and happy. On this basis, in a business context, for example, many businesses are controlled by one Chinese family from generation to generation.

Meanwhile, if success has been achieved, then the next generation's duty is to respect their ancestors and parents. They must not speak ill of their ancestors.

If you are successful you are also required to build your hometown. If you don't do this, it is feared that your life will be difficult and there will be no blessings.

On this basis, if you read the stories of successful people from ethnic Chinese, almost all of them do this. Entrepreneur Sudono Salim, for example.

In the works Liem Sioe Liong and Salim Group (2016) explained that when Salim became a successful entrepreneur, he made a big contribution to the progress of his ancestral land in Fujian, China. He goes back and forth between Indonesia and Fujian to make pilgrimages or provide aid to his homeland.

Likewise, businessman Mochtar Riady. Through his autobiography entitled Idea Man (2016), the Lippo Group boss talked about his devotion to his hometown in China.

This devotion was motivated by what his grandmother said when he was a child, who advised him not to forget his ancestors and his hometown. As a result, Riady, who was Director of BCA, returned to his homeland in Putian to overcome poverty and advance the area in the 1990s.

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