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Secret Academy Episode - David Lee

David Lee graduated from Entrepreneurship program at USC and joined the family business. He changed the business model to retail catering to growing Chinese-American market in southern California as well as the local clientele in the San Gabriel Valley. He has turned the Hing Wa Lee Group into one of the largest independent luxury watch retailers in the United States and the number one Rolex independent retailer in the US since 1995. The group also develops commercial properties in both California and Hong Kong. Among being an exotic and vintage car enthusiast, Lee is an avid Ferrari collector.

Lesson's in Today's Interview:
  • Utilizing social media
  • The importance of values to each generation
  • How Hing Wa Lee Group began
  • Prospering during recession
  • Business growth using vertical income
  • The many obstacles of growing a small business
  • The dynamics of a family business
  • Evolving a multi-generational family business
  • Keys to a good business partnership
  • Lee’s “3 Golden Rules”
  • Work smart vs. work hard
  • How to begin business networking
  • The importance of reputations
  • Advice for young entrepreneurs
  • How Lee developed his passion for exotic and vintage cars
  • Lee’s passion for Ferraris
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