The modern society has seen material wealth increasing in abundance, but has our inner sense of fulfillment and happiness grown in tandem? How should we live the only one life to avoid idling away our days? How can we enjoy confidence, joy and success in our life?
So precious is our life that we should live it whole-heartedly and productively. But how can we live a productive life? The answer to this question has been ardently contemplated and pursued by every one of us.
In fact, it is one’s concept of values that decides whether he can score any achievements. Values dictate a person’s basic principles which will in turn guide his actions in this changing world. These actions will eventually decide his achievements.
The author of the book, Mr. Sammy Lee, is from the fourth generation of the centennial Lee Kum Kee in Hong Kong. He has practised the core values of “Si Li Ji Ren” which is rooted in the traditional wisdom of China. During his long-term experience of work and practice, he has been exploring the essence of this philosophical thinking. "Si Li Ji Ren" means that “the interest of all of us should be considered before taking any actions”. With such simple words, he shared his insightful observations about the otherwise elusive essence of this philosophy.
“Si Li Ji Ren” promises the strength to sustain a life-long career. It is embodied as 9 principles: mission, leverage, innovation, self-discipline, focus, honesty, study, balance and system. As long as you can uphold these 9 principles in dealing with your family, friends, colleagues, partners or others, you can live a fruitful and joyful life.