"You have to always look ahead, always be positive. It's your choice, your destiny. You have to enjoy life but still have a personal social responsibility, but I won't have any criteria imposed from outside, from my peers, Wall Street, quarterly results. I like to release the psychological pressure"This statement was made by Stan Shih. Despite hailing from a poor family, Stan Shih became successful in establishing himself as an internationally acclaimed and popular figure. The Time magazine awarded Shih with the respect of being one of the “60 years of Asian Heroes” whose personal approach turned Taiwan into a PC-manufacturing powerhouse in the year of 2006. Other than that, Business Week also selected Shih as one of the "25 Stars of Asia" who care deeply about societies and want to make a difference.
The great man was born on December 8, 1944 in Taiwan (the Republic of China), a state in East Asia. He was just 4 years old when he lost his father and thereafter helped his mother earn a living by selling eggs. He got his preliminary education from his mother's business. However after his dedication, Stan Shih went to get a Bachelor’s and Master's degrees in Electronic Engineering from National Chiao Tung University. His dedication and a great understanding of his niche and the real world helped him launch Acer in 1976 and take it to the position of being the world's second-largest PC manufacturing company. Acer is today known as one of the best Taiwanese brands internationally. Stan Shih is today the Chairman of Acer Inc., director of Qisda Corp and the Group Chairman of iD SoftCapital.