Samsung Electronics has announced the death of its chairman, Lee Kun-hee. The company says he died on October 25th with family including his son, vice-chairman Lee Jae-yong, at his side. He was 78 years old.
A thoughtful post from a facebook user identified as Alaibi Nnana Joseph reads;
The Chairman of my phone, Samsung, Lee Kun-Hee is dead at the age of 78.
LET’S TALK ABOUT THIS GREAT MAN 😉
Samsung Global started in the year 1938. Lee’s father, Lee Byung-Chul, started this globally recognised company.
Lee Kun-Hee is the third son of his father. He joined his father’s business, Samsung in 1968 and took over as Chairman of Samsung in 1987.
At a time when Samsung wasn’t recognised and given global standing for doing bad phones, Lee told his workers “Let us Change Everything apart from our Wives and Children”.
Those words became the redefining moment of Samsung’s history.
In 1995, Lee gave to family and friends Samsung mobile phones as New Year gifts and the people came complaining that the phone didn’t work, that they are bad.
He got angry as he brought all the phones made numbering about 150,000 plus their fax machines and burnt it.
Over 2,000 of his workers gathered near the fire and started crying.
He told them in anger that if they continue making low quality phones, he will bring the phones out again and burn them.
That was the beginning of the best for Samsung. They started afresh and went back to square one.
Until his death, Lee is the richest person in South Korea with a net worth of 21 Billion Dollars.
Today, the story is clear to you, people say my phone is expensive, others say it has quality but I say, Samsung is the best.
N/B: That you are failing doesn’t mean your world has ended. Clear your head and start afresh, success will happen.