Fu, Fast and Forward

Frizz FFF Challenge

BBC News recognizes Ms. Ping Fu‘s achievement as fast and forward.

When Ping Fu came to U.S. from China in 1984, she was 25 years old. She had only $80 in her wallet and spoke only three words (hello, thank you, and help) in English. Two decades later…

  • She is the co-founder the Geomagic– a 3D digital reality solution company.
  • In 2004, Fast Company named her a”Fast 50″ winner.
  • In 2005, Inc. magazine named her the “Entrepreneur of the Year”.
  • In 2010, she received the “Leadership Award” from the CAD Society.
  • In 2011, she was given a “Lifetime Achievement” award by the Triangle Business Journal.
  • In 2012, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services named Fu as an “Outstanding American by Choice”.
  • A member of the President National Advisory Council for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (appointed by President Obama).
  • By 2012, she has received 38 awards.
  • In 2012, she published a book entitled “Bend, Not Break”.
  • In February, 2013, she sold her Geomagic Company for $55 million.

Ping-Fu Image

I felt honored to have Ms. Fu’s autograph of her book “Bend, Not Break”. I also asked her to sign another copy of her book for my daughter who has a BS Degree in Electric Engineering and is working for a hi-tech company. Ms. Fu definitely is a great role model for many young women.


There has been many negative comments (mainly from China) about her book. When she was asked, Ms. Fu responded graciously: It is understandable that China wants to move forward and leave the shame (the Culture Revolution) behind. If my book has disturbed some discussions, I think I have accomplished something.

This post is about Ms. Fu’s accomplishments, not a book review.

Thanks go to Frizz for hosting the inspiring challenge. Do visit Frizz blog to read his insightful stories and view his remarkable photos.

Thank you for stopping by! Have a wonderful week 🙂

32 thoughts on “Fu, Fast and Forward

  1. How amazing that some people come here, knowing little English, but then zoom forward to exceptional works. Ms. PIng Fu is a wonderful role model for immigrants and for women.
    Good post, Amy.


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