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Weili Dai Quotes

Weili Dai

Weili Dai quotes: on how to be successful in business and life.

“Believe in yourself.”

“Follow your passion in order to succeed. Most of the time, at best, I find that people follow their enthusiasm—until they run out. To me, following your passion means a willingness to give everything you have every day. Anything you aren’t truly committed to—night and day—is not really your passion, so don’t do it.”

“To be successful, you should focus on strategic thinking, leadership and building a strong professional network.

“My philosophy of life, whether at home or in the office, is based on two words: fair and care. I have a very basic philosophy, thanks to my parents. I think it’s a secret recipe of success.”

“You must have passion in order to find success in today’s business world.”

“More is needed than simply pursuing excellence. You must also keep a watchful eye on your competition and what others are working on.”

“The key is to pick the winning team.”

“Pragmatic thinking is just as important as idealistic thinking.”

“You have to keep a humble philosophy; you always have more to learn. Once you say, ‘Ah, no more learning,’ you go backward.”

“One of the most important aspects of being a leader is to encourage your employees to try out new ideas.”

“I think out-of-the-box thinkers make better employees than those with a conventional resume and background.”

“I believe each of our people in the company—no matter what level—needs to be treated equally and fairly. We have to lead by example. It not only addresses fairness and a good culture, it’s also a great environment for open communication.”

“Everybody needs to have a good sense of pride as they think about how they impact people, the world, their industry. They have to take a deep breath and ask, ‘Is this something that makes me proud? Am I making a positive impact?’ Why do I say this? Because you have to think long term. It’s about doing business in a beautiful way.”

“If you feel like you’re doing good things and have good intentions, you’re taking care of people with the right principles and ethics, you’re actually a lot happier.”

“I believe in order to make a friend, you have to be a friend.”

“I was very fortunate when I was little. I played basketball. You really absolutely learn how to be a team player, how to win a game, to accomplish things, not just for yourself.”

“Team sports are very key. They help you learn the discipline. And playing any type of sports, that gives you this passion for winning.”

“I credit my involvement in sports for my unflagging energy. It gave me self-confidence and a good foundation.”

“I grew up in a Chinese family where the parents’ number one priority is the kids’ education.”

“I think it needs to start very young. Education is the key step. And then also having the environment with empowerment… and, of course, mentoring is good also.”

“Technology is a nerdy field. That’s why I called myself a ‘geek.’ It requires a lot of training and encouragement at a very young age. I’m geeky. And I’m getting more geeky.”

“When I co-founded Marvell in 1995, I was the first woman founder of a chip company. Yes, I am a geek. Now 17 years later, I am still the only woman to break that barrier in America.”

“Technology is one of the key drivers of female economic empowerment.”

“Tech development isn’t about gender, but about how you can actually contribute to making the world a better place.”

“It’s not just about developing ‘nerdy’ technology. It’s about relating it to the social aspects of our lives. And guess what? A woman’s natural talent is design, and the look and feel, and making these things fit into our lifestyles.”

“The new era of digital lifestyle is about being connected anytime, any size device and any type of capability. Today, we work in a world of connecting every aspect of the digital lifestyle—whether at home, at work, or on the go, always-on devices, delivering interdependent products and services.”

“In the tech world, no company can restrict itself to only one area and succeed.”

“This is a marvelous time to be an engineer. We are heading into a new world which will see the combination of engineering, the arts and the humanities… all dedicated to inventing new products and using new tools to solve society’s biggest problems—from health care, to education, to the environment and the economy.”

“I believe it is in the world’s interest to develop environments that fully engage women and leverage their natural talents.”

“I believe we must give young girls access to tools and devices that will implant an early desire to learn about technology. In the long term, toys, games and devices that challenge girls academically will help them contribute to the scientific ecosystem.”

“I believe women are the glue of everything.”

“Women, because of thousands of years of history, are naturally passionate caretakers. A passion for family is something that’s in our genes.”

“The more connected our world becomes, the greater the opportunity for female innovators.”

“I believe that in today’s world woman really could do anything. And then technology is fun. The technology world is beautiful. And in order for us to drive the world, to drive the industry—for beautiful technology we need females and males collaborating together to push forward this smart life, this smart lifestyle.”

“I always believe that complementary skills work together and that one plus one is greater than eleven. I think that both men and women have great talents—and that’s thinking positive; not just saying, ‘Oh, why’s the opportunity only for men, and why’s it not for women?’ I think that’s already long gone; today everybody has great opportunity. We just need to focus in on how to manage and leverage the best of both sides.”

“In today’s life more than ever, entrepreneurship and innovation are a key driver for the success of our country and the world.”

“I believe the next big opportunity for entrepreneurs is to use data, technology, and devices to make a difference in people’s lives.”

“I believe that leveraging our inherent strengths—the sense of responsibility, passion, compassion, and pride we dedicate to family and community, and applying it to business—can make us the X factor in a new era of global growth and prosperity.”

“I am very committed to my effort in making positive impacts to our industry and the world to make it a fair and better place for all. It provides me with a great sense of pride and it is about doing business in a beautiful way.”

“It has been my passion to continuously strive for technological advancements that make positive impacts and better lives for all.”

“In terms of achievement, the pride is very important to me. It keeps me going every day. The money is always second to me.”

“I believe every single woman could accomplish what I’ve accomplished.”

Cory Johnson: likes bumping #OnRepeat through the Bang & Olufsen sound system in his naturally aspirated V10; post-workout pumps; curvy women; Will Ferrell; Dave Chappelle; and your mom’s potato salad. He hates awkward handshakes. But who cares? Let’s talk about you.