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Lessons We Learned From Metrobank Tycoon George Ty

Ty's wisest quotes on finding success, running a business, and more.
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In light of the recent news of George Ty's death, we take a look back and reflect on the lessons the billionaire businessman has left us.

On establishing his roots in banking

"If a bank is put up just to make money, it will not be successful… I did not go into banking to keep all the money of other people for myself. The bank is there to do good, to help other people, to help the country." —Inquirer, September 2, 2012

On finding life's purpose or 'ikigai'

"For me, business is not just about reaching the pinnacle of success. It is about helping other people achieve their dreams. This is my ikigai, and I was fortunate to have found it early in my life." —Philstar.com, December 31, 2017

On raising his children

"If there is anything I have learned in life, it is that education is very important. This is why, despite my own shortcomings, I made sure that my children were given the best education I could afford." —Inquirer, August 10, 2014

On his employees

"I have very good people and we are working together to move more mountains." —Inquirer, September 2, 2012

On philanthropy

"Doing the right thing begets respect." —Inquirer, March 11, 2018

On learning from experiences

"Experience can be a very hard, very strict teacher. Sometimes, even cruel. But the lessons you will learn from experience, you will never forget." —Philstar.com, September 11, 2014

On achieving success

"Everyone who wants success should be able to pay the price whether in terms of hard work or discipline." —ABS-CBN News, February 16, 2013

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Hannah Lazatin
Senior Staff Writer
Hannah is a communications graduate from Ateneo de Manila University. She’s originally from Pampanga and from a big, close-knit family who likes to find a reason to get together at the dinner table. Experiences inspire her. “Once, at a restaurant, I received an interpretation of my second name ‘Celina,’ and it meant 'someone who tries everything once' and that is me through and through,” she says. As for the job, she wants her “readers to be inspired by the stories of the people we feature and to move them to reach for greater things.”
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