Daring Career Moves with Ping Fu

February 04, 2016

Ping Fu

We caught up with Ping Fu. Don't miss her at the Simmons Leadership Conference!

Ping Fu is the co-founder and former CEO of Geomagic, a pioneering 3D software development company. 

What would you say is the most "daring" move you've made in your career?

I quit a stable job and started a company when I had a baby girl. This move completely changed the trajectory of my career, my attitude towards my life journey and my understanding of responsibilities.

What did you learn from that experience?

The entrepreneurial experience has taught me a few lessons:
  • It is all about love. Love what you do and love the people you serve. It is love that carries the tough days
  • When in doubt, always err on the side of generosity
  • Leadership is a being, not a position. Know who you are
  • Practice trusting and tracking; not commanding and controlling

What’s the best piece of career advice you’ve gotten along the way?

  • Learn and practice compassionate listening
  • Be interested, not interesting
  • Separate factual statements from wishful thinking
  • Vulnerability is a strength, not a weakness
  • Ask for and receive help gracefully