Dream Wen / Li Shan Editor's Note: Recently, many famous companies home and abroad, executives occupying the location of overseas returnees who have left their service company, began business alone or in partnership. These were hailed as corporate Jinling the returnees, why give up well-paid jobs, taking away the risk of difficult business? Heart in the end is how they think? Not long ago, the former Bank of China International CEO, 2005 Committee member Lee Hill, from BOC own businesses, and other partners to create three-Hill Companies. To this end, we have allowed member Lee Hill, Excerpts of the article in this issue, "Dream -" The Way Home "Postscript", slightly modified to readers. Full-text articles published this year by the Joint Publishing Press, entitled: "Homeward Bound - 14 overseas scholars return to the story." I am a person pursuing a dream. A dream of life is substantial, dream of life is colorful. Confucius said: Saint and Emperor, to achieve the ideal for me, more of a spiritual quest, as a result, not so important. And this pursuit is the most important in my life commitment. At the beginning of the smug return home, repeatedly frustrated the sad sparse, looking at today, although the journey is not tranquil, but the fate of the really great blessing to me already, let me get closer to their dreams. Slice off Goldman Sachs to give up work, losing a huge share, I do not feel regret, but the reorganization of the State Development Bank stranded, made me feel helpless, as the hot blood are blocked in the chest, no place to release. Career experienced a brief depression, I and Tsinghua alumni Mo Tianquan do together now known as the "Global Chinese real estate portal," the SouFun. Financial success in the search room, hot and short-time, but I left. With the beginning of the dream of my heart, even if not yet achieved, but also hope to accumulate whom what. So I went to American companies Lehman Brothers, as managing director of investment banking for China. Lehman is not working to their own purposes, but a channel through which I must return to investment banks in this industry. A year later, I threw to set out on the way back, this finally happened. April 2001, I joined the Bank of China International; six months, I became CEO; 11 8, which is China's accession to the WTO before the last working day, the State Council, BOC received special approval to open branches in the Mainland; times In February, Bank of China International Securities Co., Ltd. was established in Shanghai. In 1997, I had to Premier Zhu's first recommendations, the proposed Hong Kong "China Development Finance Company (Hong Kong) Limited" (BOC International's predecessor), based on established national joint -stock investment bank, and then back to the mainland development. This plan was not adopted, I went directly to the State Development Bank to organize investment banks were again stranded halfway. Did not expect that around in a circle, five years after the original idea was finally realized. Subsequently, I feel quite kind of all wishes come true. Before taking over BOC, I did not experience in state -owned enterprises as the number one reason why this pair did not hesitate to take over the burden, both for their confidence and vision, it is out of service of his country's pride. At that time the Bank of China International, is facing its most difficult test to establish: First, the retail sector with the BOC's shares upcoming Brothers Bank (Hong Kong) into a reversal of income, coupled with a drastic shrinkage of the entire market transactions, income from the peak about the time of several hundred million dollars into tens of millions, while BOC International and Hutchison Whampoa acquired online trading platform operating losses each year only reached tens of millions, both positive and negative offset almost; Secondly, the Bank of China (Hong Kong) insist on the Bank of China listing international syndicated loan business back self, the result of hundreds of millions of revenue annually in the sector all but disappeared; the investment banking division in addition to as BOC (Hong Kong) Co-Chairman, underwriting, but also there is no reserve of any project. Face many difficulties, first thing to do is to bold re forms. I lead the reform for the evaluation were mixed. As a party, I know, the reform is bound to touch many people's interests, particularly changes in staffing and remuneration will meet strong resistance. But out of the woods, BOC must reshape incentives. Senior management in the fixed wage average drop of 35%, this is the first time since the establishment of a pay cut BOC, but the only way to pay the performance bonus percentage of the total raised up, mobilize the enthusiasm of the staff. Followed by massive layoffs, the company more than 80% of employee turnover, high-level all the exchange transfusion. BOC to move towards the future, I must be able to leave the company with a location to the next person. Although the reform process is full of pressure, and even some people will wonder if I am, like my predecessors, ambitious manner, full of frustration to go. But the fact is that after one year from the BOC set up a high quality business team, the company has basically been able to in accordance with the organization and management structure of the international big firms to operate in the domestic first-class investment bank with fierce competition. With success inevitably lost. I do not deny, as the returnees, return to domestic work, and work in state-owned enterprises, there are inappropriate places. Over the years I used to work overseas to pursue efficiency, accustomed to straightforward way of working, while ignoring other factors. In mid-September 2002, BOC issued on Hong Kong's linked exchange rate system, the study caused a uproar of the storm, alerted the central government and Hong Kong the highest levels. Hong Kong's leading newspapers have published the "Premier Zhu denounced the BOC," the headline news, some of my colleagues had worked hard with this left the Bank of China International. BOC with my career and into the bottom, even the successful completion of the second BOC International in early overseas listed Sinotrans was some media speculation as "Li Shan, the last in a business banks." I open that: stormy calls forth the hero, never give up. I am not worried about their own way after leaving BOC, I just can not be reconciled, watched his dream from the hand- stitched fingers. For another three years passed, I am glad I persevered, and colleagues at BOC International has come a challenging struggle and joy of the journey, creating today's Bank of China International. But I also have a new dream, parting moment finally arrived. October 2005 I presented his resignation to the board of directors, founded his own company, the end of "wage" career. Moment of parting, I am excited to say to colleagues: Thank you for the trust and support! "Success or failure will be the last, glory will fade," and only the experience gained in life, the friendship forged in the course of years, the most genuine and warm. From the common experience of wind and rain and temper, I have learned and experience gained so today I am more confident than ever, more willing to face the challenge of starting from scratch. Awakening sense I always feel lucky, though many higher position than I, and many more money than me, but my life very happy. I am even more stress is placed on your dreams. Looking back to life, to dream, to create it, it's happiness than money, status is more important for me. But this does not mean I am willing to complacency. I like to watch history books, Genghis Khan is my favorite of the emperor, in the twenty - five years, he and his Mongolian cavalry established than that of Rome four centuries but also the development of a large empire. A "knowledge only shooting eagles, bow" who can never be success this undertaking. In fact, Genghis Khan is a wise man, his biography, which reads to his son's words: When you have beautiful clothes, swift and boisterous horse and the beautiful woman, they would easily forget the ideals and objectives, at this time People just like life, slaves, in fact nothing. I agree that people should strive for the idea l life, the career I have never let off, both for foreigners working in foreign countries, or later got his wish to serve their country. Now, I have to start a new startup. Made me determined to start, there are many causes. Looking back, I think living in the platform is not big enough, strong enough, perhaps I could do more, so I wanted to create a new platform, according to their own ideas, to meet the difficulties and obstacles, accept the challenge. Although the cause of the beginning of the new lower starting point, but I believe the starting point is not the most important, the key is how high above the sky over the vast. Venture give me more room, let me do more for more people to make money and to better achieve their effect in the country. Chinese tradition is excellent learning, official, official, very important for individuals and nations. Many people may feel that my previous work in state-owned enterprises, is the standard of school and official career, I do not understand why the choose to leave today. I think if we all made official, that outside of politics who do not? I would like to come with his own and will go the way to prove that there are other significant life choices, can a person's talent and creativity into full play out, let him make some equally exciting, equally worthy of the cause of life. For life, on the one hand, I feel grateful. Grateful to relatives, teachers, grateful to Goldman Sachs, Bank of China, be grateful for a friend or even every opponent they let me learn more, make me more mature. Step out of school years, in addition to the cause of the gains and losses, I feel I have a great harvest, that is the mentality. In the investment bank from scratch, to go today, I was very proud; but now I realize more and more subtle traditional Chinese culture, the beauty of a peaceful state of mind can be used to look at successes and failures, to do you like to do. On the other hand, life is also lucky that I hope the return of the world, this time. I think his career, many De ideal of achieving, and seemingly very difficult work has also completed a; now I began to want to be a Zen Yang Geng perfect Ren. I think that a person struggling with the ultimate goal of business should not be to chase of evanescent money and power, but in the process to demonstrate that a community's responsibility for, the responsibilities of life. This is what I understand, "Saint and Emperor" of the ideal life. Ago I might feel that their success is also because of their clever or effort. But now I do not think so, because the ancient and modern, wise like Ebb Tide, as to who is around us everywhere, so I also thank yourself in this great era. I was born in a small village, the county is the first student admitted to Tsinghua. Hard to imagine, without reform and opening up, I now look like life. In fact, I and many returnees are all because of a national revival coincides with the historic opportunity, have a bright future. We benefit from this era, and also have greater responsibility, but should be actively involved in building the great cause of this era. Recalling the history of modern Chinese play a decisive role in the development of two people: one is the national conditions, history has a very deep understanding of people, such as Mao Zedong; the other is the returnees, such as Sun Yat-sen, Deng Xiaoping. For studying abroad, an experience that work, I always think it is a very valuable asset. Abroad, I do in the Tsinghua School of Economics and Management Communist Youth League secretary, had to stay in the country, perhaps then be in politics, the career on a meteoric rise; may be doing business in China, may not not has his own career. But I am glad that chose the road today, because it is more colorful. "Reading thousands of books, thousands in" my time as a student favorite motto. We only have one, this period can be to experience a variety of lifestyle, access to a wide variety of people, to understand a variety of cultures, those of us lucky individual returnees, but also gave us "absorbing, learning through foreign "opportunity for us in creating a new era of strength and courage. I agree with this view: a "perfect" people, not only should have the heart of Confucian benevolence, but also should have high faith and strong desire for knowledge. Chinese and Western special experience so that we have the opportunity to become such a "perfect", as a model of modern Chinese intellectual elite. Front row Leave the Bank of China International, I feel like a mountain climber on board, but also down to the valley, climb another mountain higher. Many people will probably stick to the immediate landscape, but it made me excited and fascinated is the journey "is not at full speed under the saddle" of pride. Now, I and my two partners, former president of Goldman Sachs, John ? Thornton (John Thornton) President and the other in Goldman Sachs, an American financier Zhengkai Wen (Kevin Czinger) President work together to create the "three mountains" companies . Mr. Thornton is the man with me in 1997 visit of Premier Zhu Goldman Sachs financier. Perhaps the Prime Minister did not think, when he calls his students when the journey home, but also touched the hearts of an international financier. Mr. Thornton resigned as president of Goldman Sachs two years ago to teach at Tsinghua University, and now, and I co-venture in China. Our country really is lovely looking, "drawing many heroes Jingzhe Yao." To and cooperation with the world's top financiers is my honor, and take a close combination of localization and globalization of China's financial development road is my constant mind. The new company name for the three mountains in the hope that it will be the global capital and the introduction of the best talent, "Sanshanwuyue" - my homeland. In the financial that never lacks energy and passion of the world, I hope to create through their own struggle and to achieve glory and dream life. September 2005, I resigned on the eve of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund meeting in Washington, on behalf of Bank of China International received the "Best Award for local -currency sovereign debt issuance." BOC International's bond business is created after I took office, the world's top award is the Bank of China International colleagues and I work hard over the years the best witness. In my office, hung a modern British writer Rudyard Kipling (Rudyard Kipling) The verses, "If" (IF), plain language, it depicts the ideals, perseverance and indomitable one. I am willing to share it with friends poem. ? If - If you can - in other people doubt you, But I do not know the so-called unwarranted charges when to keep a clear head; If you can - at a time when all men doubt you still believe in yourself and others can appreciate your skepticism; If you can wait and not be tired patience, Or, from the need to deal with lies, lies, do not have to hate hate to fight back, Not look too good, nor talk too wise. If you can dream - and not make dreams your master; If you are diligent in thinking - and not make thoughts your aim; If you can - in the face of Triumph and the same calm manner; If you can bear the truth of what you said was a rogue traps used to capture a fool, Or look at the cause of your devotion came crashing down, you can lean pick up broken out tools. If you can - all the chips won Are betting a bet on Even after re-gambled again, And no mention of the winning or losing. If you can - physically and mentally fatigued at the time of bad luck, Able to go all out to seize the opportunity, Will support nothing left in the moment Teeth persist in the end. If you can - and toss And lose, Walk with kings but never forget character; If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you; If all people are equally important for you; If you can sub valuable time Turn into sixty seconds - You have the whole world, The most important thing is - you become a real man, my child ?