Ping Fu’s journey from Chinese labor camp to U.S. innovator is outlined in her new memoir Bend, Not Break, a reliving that she calls both “horrific” and “healing.” She sat down with Forbes to discuss her dark past and how it shaped her into a resilient leader and CEO of Geomagic.
Read Ping Fu’s unbelievable story on Forbes!
“Bamboo is flexible, bending with the wind but never breaking, capable of adapting to any circumstance. It suggests resilience, meaning that we have the ability to bounce back even from the most difficult times. . . . Your ability to thrive depends, in the end, on your attitude to your life circumstances. Take everything in stride with grace, putting forth energy when it is needed, yet always staying calm inwardly.”—Ping Fu’s “Shanghai Papa”
Below Ping Fu shares her harrowing personal story with Reuters Editor-at-Large Sir Harold Evans.