Lessons We Learned From Metrobank Tycoon George Ty
In light of the recent news of George Ty's death, we take a look back and reflect on the lessons the billionaire businessman has left us.
On establishing his roots in banking
"If a bank is put up just to make money, it will not be successful… I did not go into banking to keep all the money of other people for myself. The bank is there to do good, to help other people, to help the country." —Inquirer, September 2, 2012
On finding life's purpose or 'ikigai'
"For me, business is not just about reaching the pinnacle of success. It is about helping other people achieve their dreams. This is my ikigai, and I was fortunate to have found it early in my life." —Philstar.com, December 31, 2017
On raising his children
"If there is anything I have learned in life, it is that education is very important. This is why, despite my own shortcomings, I made sure that my children were given the best education I could afford." —Inquirer, August 10, 2014
On his employees
"I have very good people and we are working together to move more mountains." —Inquirer, September 2, 2012
"Doing the right thing begets respect." —Inquirer, March 11, 2018
On learning from experiences
"Experience can be a very hard, very strict teacher. Sometimes, even cruel. But the lessons you will learn from experience, you will never forget." —Philstar.com, September 11, 2014
On achieving success
"Everyone who wants success should be able to pay the price whether in terms of hard work or discipline." —ABS-CBN News, February 16, 2013