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(Revised from original 2004 version)
From his humble beginnings in China as a teacher's son, a refugee, and later as a salesman, Li provides a lesson in integrity and adaptability. Through hard work, and a reputation for remaining true to his internal moral compass, he was able to build a business empire that includes: banking, construction, real estate, plastics, cellular phones, satellite television, cement production, retail outlets (pharmacies and supermarkets), hotels, domestic transportation (sky train), airports, electric power, steel production, ports, and shipping. Teaching Purpose: To examine leadership.
Keywords: Leadership Development;
Values and Beliefs;
Nohria, Nitin, and Bridget Gurtler. "Li Ka-Shing." Harvard Business School Case 405-026, December 2005. (Revised from original August 2004 version.)