An Wang, 1920 - 1990
Born: 7 February 1920, Shanghai, China
Died: 24 March 1990, Boston, Massachusetts
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- I founded Wang Laboratories to show that Chinese could excel at things other than running laundries and restaurants. permalink
- Markets change, tastes change, so the companies and the individuals who choose to compete in those markets must change. permalink
- My theme for philanthropy is the same approach I used with technology: to find a need and fill it. permalink
- No matter how complicated a problem is, it usually can be reduced to a simple, comprehensible form which is often the best solution. permalink
- Success is more a function of consistent common sense than it is of genius. permalink
Lessons: An Autobiography (1986)
- We must not contradict, but instruct him that contradicts us; for a madman is not cured by another running mad also. permalink
- You have to have your heart in the business and the business in your heart. permalink
- You have to risk failure to succeed. The important thing is not to make one single mistake that will jeopardize the future. permalink
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