Fu, Fast and Forward
Frizz FFF Challenge
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.
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.
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