Jon Krause

Mi mejor inversión

YAKARTA – De joven soñaba con ser médico. Nací en Indonesia a comienzos de los años 50, cuando la mayoría de las familias de mi país carecían de acceso a la atención de salud, por lo que miles de niños morían cada año a causa de enfermedades prevenibles como el sarampión, la polio y la malaria.

Sin embargo, los avances revolucionarios en medicina comenzaron a cambiar la situación y los médicos indonesios eran recibidos como héroes. Yo también quería serlo, así es que estudié intensamente para entrar a la escuela de medicina.

Sin embargo, mis planes cambiaron cuando mi padre cayó enfermo. Era un hombre muy trabajador que hacía bicitaxis en Surabaya, y abandoné la universidad cuando él ya no pudo seguir manteniendo a la familia. Acabé por convertirme en un exitoso empresario, fundando un banco que es hoy una de las mayores instituciones financieras del sudeste asiático.

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