As a CEO, I hire only PHDs. My definition of a PHD is a superstar who is poor, hungry, and…
The Making Of A Hero
On many levels, I am so proud of my bro, Aung La Nsang, a two division ONE World Champion. A massive statue of Aung La was erected yesterday in Myanmar to immortalize his incredible life story, his achievements, and what he means to the country. Tens of thousands of fans came out to honor and celebrate their hero. Two years ago, Aung La was just another face in the crowd. Today, he is the most widely recognized person in the entire country of Myanmar, and he is on his way to becoming one of Asia’s biggest names in martial arts. And yet, all of the money, fame, and success have not changed Aung La one bit. Despite becoming a national hero on the global stage, he remains the same humble, kind, loving, intelligent, and strong person that I first met. And I can tell you that Aung La has the most genuine heart of gold. He is not only an inspiration to the world, but he is an inspiration to me. Yes, he is a World Champion, but the most important thing is that he is a role model for all of us, especially children everywhere. Above all, Aung La is a wonderful human being who exemplifies integrity, humility, respect, honor, courage, discipline, and compassion.
Since Day 1, our mission at ONE Championship has been to unleash real-life superheroes who ignite the world with hope, strength, dreams, and inspiration. Through the magic of storytelling, the power of media, and the beauty of our heroes, we inspire millions (and eventually billions) to dream more, do more, and be more in life. We ignite hope, celebrate values, create dreams, inspire nations, and change the world.
Congratulations, Aung La! Thank you for everything, bro. ONE Championship is truly blessed to have you as one of our superheroes. #WeAreONE
Chatri Sityodtong is a self-made entrepreneur and lifelong martial artist from Thailand. His rags-to-riches life story has inspired millions around the world on BBC News, CNN, Financial Times, Bloomberg TV, CNBC, Channel NewsAsia, and other major media. He is the Founder, Chairman, and CEO of ONE Championship, Asia’s largest global sports media property in history with a global broadcast to over 1.7 billion potential viewers across 136 countries around the world. Forbes most recently selected Sityodtong as one of Asia’s next generation tycoons. He was also named “Asia’s King of Martial Arts” by the Financial Times and the “3rd Most Powerful Person in Sports in Asia” by FOX Sports. He is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at INSEAD, Europe’s top business school. Sityodtong holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Tufts University.