An absorbing and in-depth look at Lee Kuan Yew, the man whose
singular vision transformed a tiny island into an economically
thriving socialist-democratic state that has become the leader of
the new Asian economy. This book details his complex economic and
social engineering strategies, many of which continue to impact and
influence the way business is done, and economies are shaped, all
across Asia - and therefore the World - today.
Lee Kuan Yew was born in Singapore on September 16, 1923, a third-generation descendant of immigrants from China's Guangdong Province. He read law at Cambridge University, England. In 1954 he formed the People's Action Party, which won the first Singapore general election five years later. Lee became the country's first prime minister in 1959, at the age of thirty-five. In November 1990 he resigned the office to assume the post of senior minister in the Singapore cabinet.