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Behind the Banyan: Ho Kwon Ping on Building a Global Brand

By: Aaron Low
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  • About the Author
  • While searching for a new holiday home at the age of 32, Ho Kwon Ping chanced upon an unexpected find during his walk along a beach at Bang Tao Bay on the island of Phuket. He fortuitously stumbled on a piece of land that was pockmarked with craters, desecrated by decades of tin mining.

    Unlike most who would only see despair, he saw business potential. And so began the remarkable story of the Banyan Tree Holdings, one of the most iconic hospitality groups in the world.

    In Behind the Banyan, the company's founder and executive chairman peels back the layers of the company's successes and failures. Kwon Ping shares how he and his co-founders built a company from nearly nothing. From constructing a resort in the mountains of Lijiang in China to rebuilding his properties in Phuket after the 2004 tsunami, he opens on the highs and lows over the course of his extraordinary 30-year entrepreneurial journey.

    In so doing, Kwon Ping delivers powerful insights in how to deal with technological disruptions, build a positive company culture, and handle succession in Asian family businesses.

    A must-read for all aspiring entrepreneurs, business students, resort and spa lovers, Behind the Banyan teases and teaches important business lessons while delivering an emotional punch through masterful storytelling.

  • Aaron Low is an award-winning journalist and author. Formerly the Deputy Business Editor at The Straits Times, he has covered some of the biggest business stories in Singapore. He is the author of Wind Behind the Sails: The Story of the People and Ethos of OCBC and one of the writers behind the best-selling The Last Fools: The Eight Immortals of Lee Kuan Yew. He is also a founding partner of content and communications agency The Nutgraf.

ISBN: 9789811291593
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 300
Year Published: 2024
Language: English