The Pillar of Self

The greatest discovery in our generation is that human beings by changing their inner attitudes of their minds can change the outer aspects of their lives.

—William James

Wan Linyi, currently the CEO of YangGuang, one of the most successful land developers in China, was born in a small village in the province of Liao Ning, where he endured a childhood of extreme poverty. Yet despite many hardships—or perhaps because of them—he grew to value hard work and determination. With the support of his father, Wan Linyi recognized in his youth that the only way to live up to his full potential was by leaving the village to pursue an education. As a student at Peking University, he travelled throughout China to learn about the connection ...

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