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An Wang

  • American businessman
  • Born February 2, 1920
  • Died March 24, 1990

An Wang (Chinese: 王安; pinyin: Wáng Ān; February 7, 1920 – March 24, 1990) was a Chinese–American computer engineer and inventor, and co-founder of computer company Wang Laboratories, which was known primarily for its dedicated word processing machines. An Wang was an important contributor to the development of magnetic core memory.


My theme for philanthropy is the same approach I used with technology: to find a need and fill it.




We must not contradict, but instruct him that contradicts us; for a madman is not cured by another running mad also.




No matter how complicated a problem is, it usually can be reduced to a simple, comprehensible form which is often the best solution.




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.




You have to have your heart in the business and the business in your heart.




You have to risk failure to succeed. The important thing is not to make one single mistake that will jeopardize the future.



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