The first book published nationwide on the success story of Exabytes made its very first appearance at the recent Popular Bookfest 2012 happening in KLCC which drew a crowd of over 680,000, according to previous year’s records! Book authors Chan Kee Siak (founder and CEO of Exabytes) and HT Ng flew from Penang to KL in the early morning of August 26 to be at the grand scale annual event and meet thousands of book enthusiasts!
Reaching the venue at 10.30am, Chan and Ng stopped at a food court to have their breakfast. After some casual discussion and evaluation on the book project, they went straight to Hall 5 and upon entering, discovered the huge poster of Exabytes book, “From Zerobyte to Exabytes”, just next to KS Pua’s “Driven to Success”!
Looking below the poster, our authors saw the book they wrote for the first time in their lives!
Sold at 20% discount exclusively to the visitors of Popular Bookfest, the book price of “From Zerobyte to Exabytes” would revert to normal when it is on sales nationwide and in Singapore starting from September 15, 2012.
Already had four books in their hands, Chan and Ng checked out the book fair and took a rest at a nearby restaurant, where they waited for the arrival of the book publisher before the author sharing and autograph session began at 3.00pm.
At 3.00pm sharp, as Chan stepped on the stage, he began to give a brief introduction of his entrepreneurial journey, which started when he was merely 19 years old. This was followed by his business philosophy and some valuable business advice to the inspired audience who wish to start their own business. According to Chan, it’s of utmost importance that an entrepreneur be focused, disciplined and highly determined. Chan also revealed his experience in which he focused his spending on his core business activities during his initial start-up instead of investing heavily on luxuries such as furniture, nice office and cars.
Next, the floor was open to Q&A. Our eager audience grabbed the chance to ask Chan some questions, including the challenges he met in his entrepreneurial journey. The sharing session eventually ended with all questions answered, before Chan sat down and autographed for his fans. Many book enthusiasts were also seen checking out on the first book of Exabytes, “From Zerobyte to Exabytes”.
Don’t forget to get yourself a copy! =)