'At a very young age, we are certainly 'takers' because we have to rely heavily on somebody else. We need food, shelter and receive full support from our parents. When we grow up and become adults, we start to give back to others. By the time we have transformed ourselves into regular 'givers', I consider that we have crossed the line and become mature leaders," Jon Eddy Abdullah says as he outlines his philosophy for leading people.
"For me, I consider myself to have crossed this line about 10 years ago."
At the helm of Total Access Communication Plc (DTAC), the second largest mobile phone operator in Thailand, Mr Abdullah occupies a simple and functional office that belies the power he exerts in the industry. It is a lot smaller than the offices of many other top executives.
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