Designed to Win, written by Po Chung – the co-founder of DHL – reveals the industry secrets they used to build a worldwide network that now operates in more than 200 countries and territories!
Warning: Reading this book and following the advice within can result in designing an industry that doesn’t yet exist!
Start reading now to
- Discover how caring about things bigger than ourselves drives effective leadership;
- Find out how a unique marriage between Eastern and Western values inspired an inter-cultural leadership model;
- Discover why you should address leadership needs rather than management needs;
- Learn how to design, develop, and lead a global service network
- Understand why superior leaders practice noble visions, competence, character and care;
- Learn how to articulate human – and company – actualization;
- Figure out how better followers and leaders build more competitive networks;
- Discover how happy people led by happy leaders run like a well-oiled machine;
- …and much more!
Designed to Win: How to Build and Lead a Thriving Global Network Business answers the question: How do I design a global company?
Mr. Po Chung is the co-founder of DHL International. From its inception in 1972, the DHL worldwide network has now grown to operate in more than 220 countries and territories. After graduating from St. Stephen’s College, Mr. Chung continued his education in the U.S., obtaining a B.S. degree from California State University at Humboldt, attending the Stanford Executive Program at Stanford University, and obtaining a Master of Fine Art from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University. During DHL’s international expansion, Mr. Chung provided much of the corporation’s international philosophy and human resource culture of network service leadership insights. When DHL’s co-founder, Larry Hillblom, unexpectedly passed away in 1995, Mr. Chung stepped down from his day-to-day running of the company and sold his shares to Deutsche Post in 2002. Mr. Chung then turned his interests to education. He is most passionate about promoting liberal arts education, entrepreneurship and latterly service leadership education. His professional life has been dedicated to understanding how to provide superb service, how to lead others as superior service leaders, and how to design and operate service sector organizations. In 1989, Mr. Chung conceived and initiated the DHL/SCMP Hong Kong Business Awards to praise distinguished companies and individuals while supporting an environment to further entrepreneurial spirit. He also spearheaded the creation of the Centre for Asian Entrepreneurship & Business Values at The University of Hong Kong in 2006 and had taught a course in Entrepreneurship for 7 years. In 2006, Mr. Chung supported a program in Hong Kong’s eight UGC-granted universities to start a Liberal Arts program for first-year students. He sponsored 20 Fulbright Scholars to Hong Kong to work with the universities to design, develop and teach General Education. As Chairman of the Hong Kong Institute of Service Leadership & Management, Mr. Chung has advocated for and promoted a service leadership mindset applicable to today’s world, which has evolved from manufacturing to service-dominated economies. He accomplishes this goal by nurturing and educating leaders and young generations to lead with competence, character, and care. Mr. Chung has been tireless in his community service activities. Together with Dr. Victor Fung, they initiated the establishment of Greater Pearl River Delta Business Council in 2004. He had also served on the board of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, the Hong Kong Tourism Board, Deputy Chairman of the Ocean Park Hong Kong, Deputy Chairman of the Hong Kong Management Association and the Chairman of the Hong Kong Arts Centre. He was a member of the Board of Trustees at the Hoover Institute at Stanford University and Chinese International School. His many civic, academic, and business honors include Who’s Who Among American Universities and Colleges, the Award of Business Excellence, Art Patron of the Year for the Hong Kong Artist Guild, Outstanding Overseas Chinese Entrepreneur for the Republic of China, Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) and Silver Bauhinia Star (SBS). In 2008, Mr. Chung received the Beta Gamma Sigma International Honoree Award and the University of Hong Kong’s Honorary University Fellowship. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University (2011), Honorary Fellowship by The Education University of Hong Kong (2016) and University Fellowship by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (2018). Especially close to his heart and current efforts are his two foundations, the Po & Helen Chung Foundation — created to promote quality education and educational reform in Hong Kong — and the Creative Initiatives Foundation, which encourages creative efforts on the part of nonprofit organizations and assists them in using proven business practices. In his leisure time, Mr. Chung vigorously pursues his avocations as a Chinese calligrapher, a painter, a voracious reader, a classical music enthusiast, a Japanese whisky collector, a photographer, and an avid student of personal development with collections at the Bodleian Library of the University of Oxford and the Library of The University of Hong Kong.