Tony Fernandes Blog - Sharing His Business Secrets

The latest prominent Malaysian personality to start blogging is Dato' Tony Fernandes, 44, the CEO of budget airlines Air Asia.

Tony Fernandes' blog called
"The Entrepreneur" had its first post on 28th August 2008.

In his blog, Tony stated that,
"This is where I plan to share my ideas, thoughts and observations on a variety of topics with anyone who cares to listen"
To post comments on Tony Fernandez' blog, you'll have to register as a member. However, I suspect that becoming a member of this blog, is (still) free. Join in, who knows, maybe he might throw in a few free Air Asia tickets for the best comments.

Personally, I don't like blogs that require registration before you can make comments. Air Asia Blog also requires registration prior to permitting comments.

Anyway, a blog is a good way for entrepreneurs to get feedback from customers, employees, business associates and the public who under normal circumstances will either not be able to communicate with the "big boss" himself, or will be too afraid to be candid about their opinions.

Show Tony Fernandes' blog to your boss, and maybe he will start blogging too, or alternatively, you can blog for him in exchange for extra perks. Who knows ?

In 2007, Forbes Asia valued Fernandes' personal wealth at US$230 million. He ranks at number 24 on the Forbes list of Malaysia's Richest people.

Tony has won many awards in the last few years. Early this year, Tony Fernandes was
named among the 10 rising leaders in Asia.

Kuala Lumpur born Tony Fernandes is part Goan and part Malacca Portuguese in parentage, and is a graduate of the London School of Economics (LSE). He is currently also a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). Read his full profile in Wikipedia here.

Not many people know that despite gaining fame with Air Asia, Tony didn't actually "start" Air Asia, per se, he instead turned it around from a loss making heavy in debted company to what it is today.
Air Asia was established in 1993 by government link company (GLC), DRB-Hicom, and started its operations in 1996, but was not successful. Air Asia was then bought by Tony in 2001 and he turned it around financially within a year.

What do you think, eh guys ?


Anonymous said...

He is a excellent man no words to say about his achivement.... brovo dato 1 day i wil be cum like u too....

gt said...

Tony is the best. Thanks for your low flight airlines !

Anonymous said...

i've found that his leadership is one of the best ... he lead by example... he is such a visionary entrepreneur as well .. really believe in what he see and think. Dare to take the risk which is one of the most important element for a successfull businessman. Good to have a guy like him who constantly annoyyed cyinics and sceptics by proving them wrong. Wish to be like him (or even better)...

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