This Chinese co-founder went from having nothing to eat to bootstrapping a successful business

This Chinese co-founder went from having nothing to eat to bootstrapping a successful business

How’s this for a showcase of burning desire: going from growing up poor, where your only dream was to have a meal to eat, to co-founding your own company, with your father’s entrepreneurial spirit as your driving fuel? This is the gist of Luke Liu’s story. He’s a co-founder of Shineworld Innovations (SWI), a display technology developer based in Dongguan City, China. SWI’s products include small OLED/LCD modules that are customized for various devices including wearables, check-in machines, fiscal processors, intelligent home solutions, and industrial equipment. Its Soulaca product line includes waterproof and vanishing TVs that look like sci-fi gadgets.…

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Since the 1950s, Television Sets Have Gone from Being Furniture and the Hearth of Home to Vanishing Mirror TVs

Since the 1950s, Television Sets Have Gone from Being Furniture and the Hearth of Home to Vanishing Mirror TVs

So how’d we get here — to where TV households worldwide were estimated at just under 2 billion in 2016? In 1946, there were about 6,000 televisions in America. But boosted by a booming post-war economy and accelerating innovation, about 50% of American homes had a TV set by the mid-‘50s. The early color RCA sets were designed as furniture and became the focal point, the new hearth, of our homes. By the ‘60s, almost 90% of American homes had a set. And, by the ‘70s, our ubiquitous TVs became the display devices for the first recorded media, and then…

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Chinese Entrepreneur Luke Liu along with Musicians Peter Su, Trace Repeat, and MILCK all Symbolize a Fresh Indomitable Spirit

Chinese Entrepreneur Luke Liu along with Musicians Peter Su, Trace Repeat, and MILCK all Symbolize a Fresh Indomitable Spirit

“I think the rise of China is one of the great events of all economic and human history, and I think this will be overwhelmingly a positive thing for the region and the world.” — Former Australian PM Paul Keating There’s something fresh and different in the air, coming in from the Far East. Maybe it’s got to do with the New Year of the Rooster — “it will be a powerful one, with no middle of the road when it comes to moving forward.” And, it feels evident in both business and creative enterprises. For example, I’ve been listening to some excellent new…

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Sixty Years On, Television Sets Go From Being the Hearth of Home to Vanishing Mirror TVs

Sixty Years On, Television Sets Go From Being the Hearth of Home to Vanishing Mirror TVs

So how’d we get here — to where TV households worldwide were estimated at just under 2 billion in 2016? In 1946, there were about 6,000 televisions in America. But boosted by a booming post-war economy and accelerating innovation, about 50% of American homes had a TV set by the mid-‘50s. The early color RCA sets were designed as furniture and became the focal point, the new hearth, of our homes. By the ’60s, almost 90% of American homes had a set. And, by the ’70s, our ubiquitous TVs became the display devices for the first recorded media, and then later for…

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