Chow’s First job Nostalgia

Chow’s First job Nostalgia

32 years ago, our parents and their four children (Jenny, Vicki, Michael and I) arrived in NZ from Hong Kong, speaking no English. My father worked in my uncle’s Chinese takeaway shop in Porirua whilst my mother worked at a Lower Hutt clothing factory, and all...
The Value of a McDonald’s Bin

The Value of a McDonald’s Bin

About 22 years ago, when Michael and I were eating at McDonald at Courtenay Place, we noticed that McDonald’s customers were well-mannered as they emptied their rubbish voluntarily. “McDonald’s encouraged their customers. Every time they finished...
Haircuts From My Mum

Haircuts From My Mum

My mother cut my hair until I was forty. Between the snippity snip of the silver scissor blades, were periods of peace. Haircuts to me were always about refreshing one’s self, almost in meditation, the idea of clearing yourself of head weight; literally as well...
From Flipping Burgers to Richlister

From Flipping Burgers to Richlister

We do have the true rags to riches story but I haven’t often taken time out to reflect how within 25 years we achieved such fortune. What I have always known was there was no luck involved. It was not luck that bought us to NZ from Hong Kong as kids. It was because...
The Hidden Value of Noticing Everything

The Hidden Value of Noticing Everything

People don’t know exactly what is going on in my head. Some commentators would suggest that this is a good thing, and I would tend to agree. Our thoughts are where our competitive edge begins, and I have spent my life trying to harness the power of the information...
Chow Brothers – The Year of 2019

Chow Brothers – The Year of 2019

Looking back at what we have achieved in 2019 makes me shake my head. How did we achieve so much growth in 12 months? I think it is because we now truly have created an unstoppable machine. Here are just some of the things my team has achieved this year: Oaks...

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