Jon Krause

Moje nejlepší investice

JAKARTA – Jako chlapec jsem snil o tom, že se stanu lékařem. Narodil jsem se v Indonésii začátkem 50. let, kdy většina rodin v mé vlasti postrádala přístup ke zdravotní péči. V důsledku toho umíraly každoročně tisíce dětí na onemocnění, jimž se dalo předejít, jako byly spalničky, obrna či malárie.

Revoluční objevy v medicíně však začínaly obracet kartu v boji proti těmto zabijákům a indonéští lékaři byli oslavováni jako hrdinové. I já jsem chtěl být hrdinou, a tak jsem pilně studoval a zapsal se na lékařskou fakultu.

Moje plány se však změnily, když mi onemocněl otec. Byl to tvrdě pracující muž, který vyráběl v Surabayi rikši, a když už nemohl rodinnou firmu vést, odešel jsem z univerzity. Nakonec jsem se stal úspěšným podnikatelem a založil jsem banku, která dnes patří k největším finančním ústavům v jihovýchodní Asii.

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