Successful people are sometimes born out of the most uncanny circumstances.As the founder of Lenovo, Liu Chuanzhi’s corporate life is often compared with Steve Job’s turnaround of Apple, Inc. Established in 1984, Lenovo ranks as the World’s Second Largest computer manufacturer.Liu wanted to be a military pilot after completing high school in 1962. Despite clearing every entrance test, he was not permitted to enter military service because one of his relatives had been declared a rightist.
He then went on to study at People’s Liberation Army Institute of Telecommunication Engineering. The University was named Xidian University in 1988. Liu’s father had political connections. Thus, Liu was not allowed to study sensitive subjects. He was allowed to study radar and it was during the course of these studies that he first learned about computing.