I have been reading a lot lately. This is one of the new local book releases into the market. The book is about Ray Ling , a Sibu Sarawakian who became a millionaire by the age of 26 through MLM. Btw, he is now 31 years old, according to his Facebook account information.
On the reason why I bought this book , is honestly.... the nice clean design book cover (Millionaire & Secret sounds interesting) and Ray's handsome face..(I can hear a pin dropping in the walkway and jaws gawking at me. I am straight, okey!! and are the few minority of men who will admit if a guy is good looking). After seeing his Facebook account, you will find out that this picture is heavily "adobe photoshopped" to make him look fairer..LOL
The book itself tell his story from zero to hero to zero again and back to a hero again by setting up IBC corporation which generates millions of revenue through MLM marketing. Honestly, I never heard of this company before and the company is said to have branches all over major cities in Malaysia. IBC Corporation is said to be a very well-known company in Taiwan. A lot of the news about his company is in chinese, thus I will let my readers to find out by themselves on this subject matter.
The book content shows a very realistic and honest view given by Ray on being an entrepreneur, and are littered by Chinese proverbs. I really can feel the honesty coming from Ray, speaking on his turbulence experiences reaching the top. (Although the book left a gaping hole on how he became hero to zero during his early 20s successes. That is an interesting portion of his story that I am very curious to know about so that we can learn something from it. Pitfalls to avoid when you on the top of the world, etc)
His advice to aspiring entrepreneurs are very sound and grounded. Pretty layman without any fancy or difficult to achieve ideas/complex philosophies. That's a major plus point.
The only thing that i would like to comment on this book is the periodic bad grammar on certain chapters as though that the book was written in Chinese (yes, there is a chinese version of the book) and was translated to English using softwares like Google Translator. Proof-reading is almost non-existence on the affected chapters. It was so bad that somehow I started to wonder whether the book was written by a few individuals as I noticed that the writing style changed a lot from chapter to chapter. This is quite evident even when excluding the bad grammar on certain chapters. Nevertheless, the consistency of the his ideas along various chapters kept my doubts at bay. I give him the benefit of the doubt :)
My rating for this book is 3.5/5.
+ Honest opinions on the business world
- Poor proof-reading efforts on the book
P.S I saw that this book is sold in Borders and Popular. The book is sold for RM38.90.