55th Issue • December 2016-January 2017
Ben Chan - The business legend leads with his heart

Food for thought in December 2016-January 2017 Asian Dragon

The chairman of multi-brand retail conglomerate Suyen Corporation believes in nurturing relationships, creating icons, and constantly diversifying—essential tactics in these highly competitive times. Benito “Ben” Chan, chairman of multi-brand retail conglomerate Suyen Corporation, is one of the most loved business leaders in Manila. Cool, suave, and humble, he is known as a man with a big heart.

Chan attributes his success to guanxi or guan shi, one of the pillars of Chinese culture. Guanxi (which literally means “connection” or“rapport”) is about establishing a network of mutually beneficial relationships outside of a formal environment. Business relationships deepen as the two parties get to know each other on a more intimate level through dinners or travels.

See the full story in this issue alongside the stories of New York-based event’s organizer, designer, and director Jerry Sibal, Actors Romnick Sarmenta, and Harlene Bautista, Award-winning newscaster Mitzi Borromeo, Charles Lee and many more.

For our columns, renowned naturopathic doctor James Rouse shares the secrets to an awesome life in, , painter and designer Fai Co pulls off over-the-top, maximalist combinations with ease in his Quezon City home, and so much more.

All these and more of business, lifestyle, fashion and food are in Asian Dragon's December-January issue, now available at leading bookstores nationwide.

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