Owner of the largest real estate entreprise in China challenge himself to pick up English at age 60

Posted by Grace Feng on May 31, 2012

 Wang Shi, the owner of the largest real estate entreprise in China (China Vanke), an experienced climber that has reached the summit of Mount Everest twice, went to study in Harvard University at age 60 all on his own.

He’s definitely a legend of Chinese businessman. One that I admire so much! Let’s find out why he need to challenge himself to go abroad and learn a new language (English) at age 60, with all the enormous accomplishments and fortune he already has:

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3 Responses to “Owner of the largest real estate entreprise in China challenge himself to pick up English at age 60”

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    Thomas Doherty:

    10-04-2012 12:12 am

    How could you even fill out an application to Harvard University if you did not know some English?
    I only knew a few joke expressions before starting to learn Chinese seriously at 61. ( Usual joke expressions: Knee How! War Eye Knee How Tie Tie! Ching Ching War War! Joeson )


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      10-04-2012 3:20 am

      It looks like he was invited by Harvard U via a Chinese foundation, not through regular enrolment.



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    Thomas Doherty:

    10-08-2012 1:20 am

    Makes more sense. Sounds like it is not to get a degree ( unless an Honorary degree later ).


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