Business, Economics & Law
Founder’s Note is a collection of essays written by Ji Qi, the founder/co- founder of three Chinese billion-dollar enterprises: Ctrip Travel Network, Home Inns Group and Huazhu Hotel Group. This book is divided into three parts: Heaven, Earth and Man. “Heaven” reflects Ji Qi’s philosophy of life, which has a great impact on his business. From this, we can see how the spirits of the founder bring about the rapid development of the business. “Earth” records Ji Qi’s thinking and experience in his down-to-earth founding, development and operation of these three enterprises, including his “darkest moments”, the most important business decisions he has made, and his assumptions and understanding of some significant topics, such as China’s services, China’s dream and the future of hotels and so on. “Man” is more personal. In this part, he talks about people and food in his hometown, his study of wine, experience of traveling, and views on friendship, poetry, contemporary art and so forth. By reading this book, readers could understand the different and special perspective of the representative Chinese entrepreneur of the 1960s generation. Readers will not only gain nourishment from Ji Qi’s successful experience, but also absorb energy from his philosophy and life aesthetics.