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The real face of Terry Gou

Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou answers press questions following a meeting at the Sharp head office on Feb. 5, 2016.

TAIPEI -- There are several ways you could describe Terry Gou. Some call him "dynamic," some say he is "driven." But there are two Chinese words that really encapsulate the character of Hon Hai Precision Industry, or Foxconn, founder and chairman. One is "baqi," meaning "driven" or "eager", the other is "qinglian," or "cleanliness," which describes someone who is financially principled, uncorrupt and renounced all forms of nepotism.

     Gou's motto is "Effort, effort and more effort. Appreciate the work in hand not for material gain and fame, and rise to the challenge." And there is a lot more to the man than a lot of people imagine.

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