EDI­TOR’S LET­TER

Prestige (Malaysia) - - Contents - |

The only oTher Time I had wit­nessed a mas­sive queue this long out­side the Ki­noku­niya book­store was what seems like a life­time ago dur­ing the re­lease of the Har­ryPot­ter se­ries. And peo­ple say Malaysians don’t read. But if you’ve been plan­ning to go on that so­cial me­dia detox and ac­tu­ally pick up a book to read for a change, then the Bil­lion Dol­lar Whale book penned by

Wall Street Jour­nal jour­nal­ists Tom Wright and Bradley Hope should be in your read­ing list.

With first edi­tion copies sold out na­tion­wide (and the PDF ver­sion dis­trib­uted widely through What­sapp and so­cial me­dia), it comes as no sur­prise that Tom’s re­cent visit to Malaysia war­ranted a long snaking queue for many who were ea­ger to get their hands on an au­to­graphed copy. Pres­tige was there right in the thick of it, along­side prom­i­nent politi­cians and ex-min­is­ters who had turned up in full force. Scan­dal and read­ing res­o­lu­tions aside, it is im­per­a­tive we take this as a les­son for the next gen­er­a­tion and fu­ture gen­er­a­tions to come. To quote Tan Sri Rafi­dah Aziz, “It is so im­por­tant that what we read in the book and other things that we know about taught (us) a les­son not about lead­ers but about lead­er­ship.”

Speak­ing of lead­ers, our Oc­to­ber 2018 cover per­son­al­ity Rob­bie An­to­nio is raring to go, a dark horse ris­ing through the com­pet­i­tive real es­tate land­scape. Armed with a nat­u­ral flair for en­trepreneur­ship and in­her­ent thirst for suc­cess, Rob­bie is cer­tain of what he wants in life and “it has to be right and it has to be fast.” As the say­ing goes, op­por­tu­nity waits for no one.

En­joy,

PHO­TOG­RA­PHY KIM MUN @ HOP­SCOTCH STU­DIO STYLING IBNU ASWANMAKE-UP JOEY YAPHAIR DER­REN FONG @ SHAWN CUT­LERLO­CA­TION THE ST. REGIS KUALA LUMPURSUIT AND SHIRT, ROB­BIE'S OWN

Julie Yim | ACT­ING EDI­TOR

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