Sunday, 8 September 2013

An Wang

Market changes.

His word processor replaces typewriter. Wang keeps to word processor hardware. 1976 it is his biggest income. By 1986, the PC has replaced word processor. By 2015, the phone and tablet has replace PC. Apple starts in 1976. IBM starts in 1981. Wang only comes in 1986.

"I founded Wang Laboratories to show that Chinese could excel at things other than running laundries and restaurants.""Markets change, tastes change, so the companies and the individuals who choose to compete in those markets must change.""Success is more a function of consistent common sense than it is of genius.""No matter how complicated a problem is, it usually can be reduced to a simple, comprehensible form which is often the best solution.""My theme for philanthropy is the same approach I used with technology: to find a need and fill it.""You have to have your heart in the business and the business in your heart.""If Wang had recognised the importance of widely compatible software applications and general purpose computers, there might not be a Microsoft today."

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