by Thorsten Pattberg
BEIJING - Karl Schlecht built a global business empire in
the construction industry that during its peak achieved a nine billion euro
turnover before selling his main business and global champion, Putzmeister, to
the one competitor he could not wish to beat in terms of quantity --
The Beijing deal has been made possible because
of the friendship of Karl Schlecht with Liang Wengen, the once richest man in China
and chairman of Sany (both are jointly sponsoring the WEIB), and because of the
strong spiritual ties between Tubingen University and Peking University; in
particular the academic collaboration between two global cultural masters: the
Swiss theologian and farther of the world ethics idea Hans Kung, and the
Chinese ethicists and leading Confucian scholar Tu Weiming.
Karl Schlecht is joyful and positive about the
future cooperation with
Congratulations and Good Luck and much Success, Master Schlecht!
More about Karl Schlecht:
Karl Schlecht is also known as KS
"Anyone who is called Schlecht (meaning 'bad' in German), must be good; but he does not only want to do everything well, he wants to do it better" --KS
Formula of Success:
The true success factors we recognized to be traditional values and virtues that exist for their own sake.
Truthfulness in perception and in depth problem solving are then the main principles.
Top in Mind and Top in Choice.
Enjoy -- to Serve, Improve and Create Values.
Meaning of 'Putzmeister' (Plaster Master):
To qualify things by making them better and more beautiful in a masterly way.
Benefactors are not only patrons and philanthropists; they see themselves also as investors for a good cause. So, they are also businessmen.
1) Is it the truth?
2) Is it fair to all concerned?
3) Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
4) Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
The 4-Way-Test stands in the preamble of every contract or agreement at Putzmeister as a way of inspiring confidence.