Smart Money

Flannery, Russell
October 2005
Forbes Asia;10/17/2005, Vol. 1 Issue 5, p46
The article reports on the business success of Finian Tan, founder of the Vickers Financial Group. He holds an academic degree in engineering. In 1996 he passed a test to qualify for elite public servant posts in Singapore. Baidu came his way in 2000. At the time Baidu had no revenue and was just getting off the ground. Yet Tan thought co-founder Robin Li had three things going for him, a potentially growing business, a solid team and a niche.


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