Twice I had to sell my house to pay my employees' salary.
— Zhou Qunfei
If it wasn't for my primary school teacher reminding me to be observant, I may not have had the inspiration to think of my invention.
Inclusiveness is expanded by grievance. If I were a mistress, I would not need to fight for my career.
I think it's important not to get carried away when you are successful - and not to let yourself feel gloomy when times are bad.
I had a pursuit different from others because they all came from downtown areas with money, but I didn't have any. All I wanted is to change my destiny with my own efforts.
I chose to be in business, and I don't regret it.
I'm relatively patriotic.
Droplets of water would roll around the surface of a lotus leaf and not leave any trace.
A round or a square product was easily made, except for an oval one, at that time when watch industry mainly relied on hand-made or semi-automatic equipments. It is like the printing and coat film of the mobile phone, which is difficult to realize counterpoint.
I'm not qualified to be a high-profile person.
My father had lost his eyesight, so if we placed something somewhere, it had to be in the right spot, exactly, or something could go wrong. That's the attention to detail I demand at the workplace.
In the village where I grew up, a lot of girls didn't have a choice of whether to go to middle school. They would get engaged or married and spend their entire life in that village.
My choice of this business, and that I relatively enjoy innovation and research, is greatly related to my father.
Maybe it was because my resignation letter was well written, and this attracted the attention of the factory supervisor. They kept me on and gave me a promotion to head up my own newly created department.
I didn't have capital and influence in this industry. So I bought yellow pages and knocked each door of the company located at industrial parks.
During the period of China's rapid economic growth, there were plenty of opportunities for entrepreneurs, including women. It allowed me to develop my business.
I worked from 8 A.M. to 12 A.M., and sometimes until 2 A.M. There were no shifts, just a few dozen people, and we all polished glass. I didn't enjoy it.