Neuware - 276 pp. Englisch. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
One of the most inspiring memoirs of 2012, Bend, Not Break by Ping Fu depicts one woman's journey from Mao's China to the White House
Ping Fu was born on the eve of China's Cultural Revolution; aged just eight she was taken from the arms of her loving family. She suffered appalling treatment and was denied an education. For ten years she lived in bleak dormitories, while protecting her younger sister from Mao's Red Guards.
She survived, even succeeding in gaining admission to university. Yet, her education brought unwanted political attention and she was forced into exile. Arriving in the United States, speaking just three words in English, she set about making her fortune ...
Bend, Not Break tells the incredible personal story of a journey from imprisonment to freedom, from the dogmatic anticapitalism of Mao's China to the high-stakes world of technology start-ups in the US. It is a tribute to one woman's courage in the face of cruelty, and a valuable lesson on the enduring power of resilience.
'Extraordinary, moving, captivating' -The Times
'She tells her story with intelligence, verve and a candour that is often heart-rending' -Wall Street Journal
Ping Fu is VP and Chief Strategy Officer at 3D Systems. She co-founded Geomagic, a 3D imaging software company, which was later acquired by 3D Systems. Previously, Ping was involved in the NCSA Mosaic software that led to Netscape and Internet Explorer. In 2005, she was named 'Entrepreneur of the Year' by Inc. Magazine. Ping serves on the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Department of Commerce and on the board of directors at the Long Now Foundation.
MeiMei Fox is an author and book editor who also blogs regularly for the Huffington Post.
Born on the eve of China s Cultural Revolution, Ping Fu was separated from her family at the age of eight. She grew up fighting hunger and humiliation and shielding her younger sister from the teenagers in Mao s Red Guard. At twenty-five, she found her way to the United States; her only resources were $80 and a few phrases of English.
Yet Ping persevered, and the hard-won lessons of her childhood guided her to success in her new homeland. Aided by her well-honed survival instincts, a few good friends, and the kindness of strangers, she grew into someone she never thought she d be a strong, independent, entrepreneurial leader.
She tells her story with intelligence, verve and a candor that is often heart-rending.
The Wall Street Journal
This well-written tale of courage, compassion, and undaunted curiosity reveals the life of a genuine hero.
Booklist (starred review)
Her success at the American Dream is a real triumph.
The New York Post "
Titel: Bend, Not Break
Verlag: Penguin LCC US Nov 2013
Buchbeschreibung Penguin LCC US Nov 2013, 2013. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. 213x136x22 mm. Neuware - 276 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9781591846819