Like many tech companies, Exabytes began in Chan’s tiny bedroom in 2001. Born to a hawker family, the self-taught entrepreneur worked as a child helper at his parents’ hawker store and founded Exabytes at the tender age of 19 after dropping out of college to concentrate on his 100% website business. From there, he went through numerous business challenges including competing with international web hosting providers and identifying his unique selling point before bringing Exabytes from a one-man company to a reputable IT establishment today that employs over 70 members of staff throughout Malaysia and in Singapore.
The 213-page book consisting of several graphical images in the form of computer drawings narrates the entire entrepreneurial journey of CEO Chan with Exabytes, his business philosophy and management style, his insights on branding as a web entrepreneur coupled with the eye-opening, unorthodox corporate culture as well as a chapter on Exabytes online business tips focusing on how to start an online business from scratch.
Chan’s business philosophy is known by many to be different from traditional ones. His unconventional management style, all narrated in “A Random Day In My Life” not only makes the book a pleasure to read, it serves as a role model for many aspiring young entrepreneurs who harbor the dream to start their business from zero capital.
Having previously appeared in various interviews featured by different newspapers, magazines and television channel such The Star, The Edge Malaysia, Sin Chew, China Press, Astro Awani, etc and given talks to different groups of audience at various venues and occasions such as UUM (Universiti Utara Malaysia), seminars and trainings, Chan was not hesitant to share all his secrets to success when approached by the co-author, HT Ng for the book project. “I’m never a fan of keeping the sweetest recipe to oneself if one does not want others to surpass him / her,” Chan said in a statement during a recent interview.
Indeed, minimum hierarchy, virtually no office politics, very young employees, incredibly huge transparency and openness, daring to break conventions, uncommonly light-hearted and casual working environment makes the story of Exabytes an extremely interesting piece. “Since the rise of the Internet many years ago, many international companies have turned to attract, retain and communicate with their buyers online. This trend will eventually be fully developed here in Malaysia and Singapore, and when that happens, the story of Exabytes and Chan Kee Siak, I hope, can be a role model for many organizations wanting to enter the market”, co-author of “From Zerobyte to Exabytes”, HT Ng was quoted as saying.
“From Zerobyte to Exabytes” is now available for sale at all major bookstores in Malaysia including MPH, Popular, Borders, Kinokuniya, etc as well as in Singapore at Popular Bookstores. Readers who wish to purchase autographed copies could place their orders online at http://exabytes.easy.my/
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