Datuk Maznah Hamid, the Iron Lady
Dubbed the Iron Lady of Malaysia, Datuk Maznah Hamid is a dynamic entrepreneur and an avid motivational speaker. Her name will come into mind every time Securiforce is mentioned. At a tender age of early 20s, Maznah embarked on an entrepreneurship journey, uncertain over her fate in her risky undertaking. First, she took the plunge without any real businessexperience. And things looked worse as she was taking over an almost bankrupt security business. Not only it was on the brink of bankruptcy, the fact that she chose to be in a man-dominated business did not help much. Nevertheless, she bulldozed through and persevered. One thing that kept here motivated – she did not want her children going through the same hardship she and her husband had been through. One of her kids was born in a slum that came without electricity. She was determined to change her family’s fortune. She has had enough. In the beginning of her business, she needed to learn about the basic of the security operation, the law and weaponry and at the same time employing people to guard the clients’ premises, starting with five security guards. At times, they were under staffed and Maznah herself took turn for shift and made herself part of the system. She was also the one who spearheaded the sales, marketing, PR, customer service and all other parts of the operation. When the company was facing cash flow problems, Maznah would offer her security guards to cook instead of paying them money. After almost 30 years, the company, Securiforce, is now one of the biggest companies providing security services to companies in distinguished industries and sectors, winning many different awards and accolades in the process. The 5-employee company has now turn into a 5000++ size of staff, and has gone beyond the national boundary with operation in Singapore, Germany, China and is planning to enter United Kingdom. From only providing the ‘eye-watching’ service, Securiforce operation today has come with total security, state-of-the-art cash management services, high-tech cargo and so on. Best of all, all these are achieved without financial help from banks. The best recipe for Success, Happiness and Wealth is to identify your true talent, embrace a life-long learning process and continuous development, and make it a source and capital of your life. - Datuk Maznah Hamid, Motivasi Memburu Kejayaan.
young Oprah was repeatedly molested by male relatives and another visitor. who cherished her as a gifted child. She is also a familiar guest speaker in the television shows. winning prizes for oratory and dramatic recitation. Despite the hardships of her physical environment. she went to Nashville. she was out of the house and on her own. President of Women Entrepreneur’s Northern Region and so on. Recently. a radio station serving the African American community in Nashville. Datuk Maznah was named recipient as one of the country’s top three outstanding entrepreneurs.With her success. Her world changed for the worse at age six. was emotionally devastating. which lasted from the ages of nine to 13. together with Datuk S Gill of S Gill (Malaysia’s largest sporting goods retailer) and Dato’ Steven Lim (founder of Secret Recipe) in the BrandLaureate Brand Personality Award 2007. she enjoyed the loving support of her grandmother and the church community." says Oprah. She left school and signed on with a local television station as a reporter and anchor.
Born to an unwed teenage mother. only to be denied admission because all the beds were filled. Oprah Winfrey spent her first years on her grandmother's farm in Kosciusko. Motivasi Memburu Kejayaan (Motivation Towards Success). "As strict as he was. The book is still selling like goreng pisang panas until today. and at age three Oprah was reciting poems and Bible verses in local churches. while her mother looked for work in the North. Datuk Maznah Hamid published her book in 1998. "he had some concerns about me making the best of my life. The abuse. but her broadcasting career was already taking off. Oprah continued to work at WVOL in her first years of college. By her own account. she was sexually promiscuous as a teenager. Mississippi. appointed Board Member of Golden Hope Plantation. Maznah was blessed with more opportunities. She also won a full scholarship to Tennessee State University. At age 17. When she tried to run away." In this structured environment. Oprah Winfrey won the Miss Black Tennessee beauty pageant and was offered an on-air job at WVOL. Life on the farm was primitive. Oprah flourished. where she majored in Speech Communications and Performing Arts. radio and major events. She was trusted to chair one of the property developers in the KL city. she was sent to a juvenile detention home. Vernon Winfrey was a strict disciplinarian. After giving birth to a baby boy who died in infancy. In the long days when her mother was absent from their inner city apartment. but he gave his daughter the secure home life she needed. when she was sent to Milwaukee to live with her mother. who had found work as a housemaid. and would not accept anything less than what he thought was my best. and he required her to read a book and write a book report each week. which is now into its 10th year of publication and has undergone numerous rounds of re-publishing. He saw to it that she met a curfew. Tennessee to live with her father. At 14.
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Inc. making Oprah Winfrey the first woman in history to own and produce her own talk show. Initially. Winfrey's performance earned her nominations for an Oscar and a Golden Globe Award as Best Supporting Actress. while continuing to serve as anchor and news reporter. Harpo Productions. People Are Talking.. establishing the national database she had sought. empathetic personality. A year later. Senate Judiciary Committee on behalf of a National Child Protection Act. By the time America fell in love with Oprah Winfrey the talk show host. Motivated in part by her own memories of childhood abuse. making it the most watched interview in television history. Harpo Productions. employing sensational stories and outrageous guests to attract viewers. Outstanding Talk/Service Program and Outstanding Direction. she initiated a campaign to establish a national database of convicted child abusers. and word soon spread to other cities. Harpo is a formidable force in film and television production. Oprah began to emphasize spiritual values. In 1987. She had found a niche that perfectly suited her outgoing. a 1993 interview with the reclusive entertainer Michael Jackson drew a hundred million viewers. as well as magazine publishing and the Internet. a movie adaptation of Richard Wright's classic 1940 novel. The Oprah Winfrey Show followed a model established by other daytime talk shows. In January 1984. Oprah's show also continued to attract the top names in the entertainment industry. Today. which she both produced and appeared in. she moved to Baltimore to join WJZ-TV News as a co-anchor. healthy living and self-help. but since the 1990s. Her love of acting and her desire to bring quality entertainment projects into production prompted her to form her own production company. Oprah Winfrey was named one of the "100 Most Influential
. acquired ownership and all production responsibilities forThe Oprah Winfrey Show from Capitol Cities/ABC. and her program became more popular than ever. the show received three Daytime Emmy Awards in the categories of Outstanding Host. The following year. she had already captured the nation's attention with her poignant portrayal of Sofia in Steven Spielberg's 1985 adaptation of Alice Walker's novel. and Oprah herself received the International Radio and Television Society's "Broadcaster of the Year" Award. In less than a year. There. The format was soon expanded to an hour.S. its first year of eligibility. Inc.In 1976. and Before Women Had Wings(1997). It was quickly followed by the TV movies There Are No Children Here (1993). Critics again lauded her performance in Native Son. she was invited to Chicago to host a faltering half-hour morning program on WLS-TV. In 1988. The following year. The Women of Brewster Place. She was the youngest person ever to receive the honor. with Oprah Winfrey as star and Executive Producer. she turned AM Chicago into the hottest show in town. and testified before a U. and quickly became the number one talk show in national syndication. which is now available to law enforcement agencies and concerned parties across the country. she co-hosted her first talk show. and in September 1985 it was renamed The Oprah Winfrey Show. the show received its second consecutive Emmy as Outstanding Talk/Service Program. President Clinton signed the "Oprah Bill" into law in 1993. Harpo produced its first television miniseries. The Oprah Winfrey Show was broadcast nationally. in 1986. The Color Purple.
Many of her regular guests. The Oprah Magazine. airing in 140 countries around the world. and O at Home. adapted from the book by the Nobel Prize-winning American author Toni Morrison. With her success. Two decades after she first established herself as a national presence. she has also used her program to promote the many philanthropic ventures she supports.000 "Use Your Life Award" to people who are using their own lives to improve the lives of others. Her legendary generosity has extended not only to her favorite charities. "Oprah Book Club" selections became instant bestsellers. After filming a Christmas program in South Africa. Phil McGraw and Dr. with a screenplay by Suzan-Lori Parks. she produced a successful Broadway musical version of The Color Purple. In 1998. Winfrey has long used her television program to champion the works of authors she admires. Oprah Winfrey had not given up her acting ambitions. she produced a film adaptation of Zora Neale Hurston's novel. and in 1998 received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Oprah Winfrey was still devoting much of her prodigious energy to film and television production. has received a publisher's advance fee reported to be the highest in history. Bee Movie and The Princess and the Frog. but to her loyal viewers. including Morrison.. Her influence over the publishing industry exploded when she began her on-air book club in 1996. In 2000. In 2005. and her longtime friend Maya Angelou. The launch of her first magazine was the most successful start-up in the history of the industry. she produced and starred in the feature filmBeloved. Despite her complete dominance of the daytime talk show field. She celebrated the beginning of her 20th season on national television by giving every member of the studio audience a brand new Pontiac automobile. she has also become one of the world's most generous philanthropists. including Charlotte's Web. to be co-written with her personal trainer. Inc. As an actress. A proposed book on weight loss.
. a cable channel and interactive network presenting programming designed primarily for women. She now publishes two magazines. near Johannesburg. The same year. Oprah Winfrey's business interests have extended well beyond her own production company. Oprah's Angel Network began presenting a $100. have gone on to shows of their own. Their Eyes Were Watching God. When Forbespublished its list of America's billionaires for the year 2003. She is one of the partners in Oxygen Media. Over the years. and in 1999 Winfrey received the National Book Foundation's 50th anniversary gold medal for her service to books and authors. produced by Oprah's Harpo Productions. it disclosed that Oprah Winfrey was the first AfricanAmerican woman to become a billionaire.People of the 20th Century" by Time magazine. O. including Dr. She herself has authored five books. she has been heard in a number of successful animated films. Mehmet Oz. The Oprah Winfrey Show remained as popular as ever. she established the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls.
and eventually enlisted in the Army to spend a year in Cuba. Indiana to a butcher. she also announced plans for a new broadcasting venture with the Discovery Health Channel. but also owns homes in another six states and the island of Antigua. Even at his young age. Their marriage ended in 1947. his mother remarried in order to support the family and Sanders was forced to relocate to suburban Indianapolis. she announced that in 2011 she would end her run on The Oprah Winfrey Show. to be renamed Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN).
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Colonel Sanders otherwise known as Harland Sanders. He worked as a farmer. At the age of six.In the 2008 presidential election. A few years later. Although he was always a cook. feel and think about themselves and the world around them. The business press measures her wealth in numerous superlatives: the highest-paid performer on television. when Sanders was in the seventh grade. Wilbert Sanders. Although he worked at nearby farm for a while. Sanders lost his father and was forced to help his mother care for his younger siblings. after 24 seasons and over 5. he dropped out of school to further care for his family. Sanders was able to complete his studies and practice law from 1915 into the 1920s in Little Rock. then a streetcar driver. exercise. It is widely believed that her support was crucial to his winning the Democratic nomination -and the Presidency itself. He married Josephine King in 1908 with whom he had three children. In an interview on the Larry King program at the end of that year. was the founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken and it's famous seasoned chicken. Sanders helped cook and quickly mastered regional recipes to the delight of his family. Since there was no formal restaurant or eating area at the station. Margaret Ann Dunleavy. Harland Sanders was born on September 9. Oprah Winfrey makes her principal home on a 42-acre ocean-view estate in Montecito. didn't harness his talent for commercial use until he was over 40 years of age. With the help of local officials. just south of Santa Barbara. More difficult to calculate is her profound influence over the way people around the world read. Harland. Kentucky and open a service station. Sanders did not get along with his new stepfather and moved to Clark County. later known as the Colonel. When he moved back to Indiana. Indiana soon thereafter. Winfrey publicly endorsed a political candidate for the first time. 1890 in Henryville. Sanders worked as a steamboat driver and eventually helped on the railroad. She has since revealed plans to host a new program on the Oprah Winfrey Network. After interacting with hungry customers. During his time with the railroad. She appears on every list of the world's leading opinion-makers. the richest self-made woman in America. His law career ended when he physically fought a client in the courtroom so Sanders decided to move to Corbin. and the richest African-American of the 20th century. and a homemaker. and has been rightly called "the most powerful woman in the world.000 broadcasts.
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By Don Daszkowski. Smaller restaurants were willing to pay him a small fee for every chicken sold and. Serving families and travelers gave Sanders the idea of creating meals that people could take with them.701panduan. By 1956. The government has built a new highway that bypassed his Corbin store. Governor Ruby Laffoon granted him the title of Kentucky Colonel. and especially his chicken. living off of Social Security. nor amount of labor. You can't do any business from there. As his popularity grew and people got word of his cooking.my Ajna BarThe Ultimate Restaurant Experience 646-416-6002 For Reservationswww. by 1960. however. Colonel Sanders . In 1935. About. Sanders had over 400 "franchises". And no hours.Rich . after his cooking had become very well known around the state.Sanders served food from a table at the station's living quarters.
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. Colonel Harland Sanders found himself in need of a new career. in 1964 Sanders sold the franchising operation for $2 million. Sanders modified his cooking procedure by making use of a pressure fryer. Sanders began his entrepreneurial career running a service station in Kentucky while serving his special chicken in a dining area within. and Canada selling the delectable chicken. They launched the first "Kentucky Fried Chicken" site in 1952. Colonel Sanders Background Growing up in Indiana. in 1940 Sanders created his well-known "Original Recipe. in the early 1950's. Sanders persevered. in recognition of his fabulous cooking skills.000 visits. He believed there was an opportunity to market his chicken to restaurant owners across the U. However. Subsequently. Several different jobs later. he was rejected on many occasions. Subsequently. As business grew.S. At the age of 65. In the early 1960's there were over 600 franchised locations in the U. The franchise has been sold three other times since then and continues to be a well-known successful business. Sanders was dubbed a Kentucky Colonel by the Governor. Colonel Sanders’ Entrepreneurial Drive The Sanders Court & Café catered mainly to travelers on their way to Florida through the town of Corbin. at forty-five years old. he finally persuaded Pete Harman in South Salt Lake. This is how he developed his keen cooking skills as he helped his mother take care of the other children in his family. Kentucky. he relocated to a restaurant close by in order to make his original recipe with its blend of eleven herbs and spices accessible to even more customers. he began to collect his social security check of about $100 as he wondered how he was going to survive financially. household responsibilities were often left to him while his mother worked to support the family after his father's early death. In 1935. However. In his travels.• • •
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After many years of serving his secret fried chicken recipe in his local restaurant. In order to decrease the wait time for his customers. He also added a motel to the business. the government check was small and Sanders wasn't willing to just sit still and try to make due. laughed at about his attire of his starched white shirt and white pants." Colonel Sanders’ New Cooking Technique Sanders originally prepared his chicken in an iron skillet but soon realized that was not efficient in a restaurant setting. Utah to partner with him. a new interstate was in the works that would cause a great loss in business.S. and after a little over 1.