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Born: 1978-10-27
Profession: Musician
Nation: Chinese
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Beethoven and Beatles, Mozart and Michael Jackson, Paganini and Prince - I like them all.

Tags: Beatles, Beethoven, Prince

All the time I'm changing as an artist and as a person.

Tags: Artist, Changing, Time

But I don't mind, I'm a bit of a touring animal. When I'm on tour that is the greatest thrill for me, playing to a live audience.

Tags: Greatest, Mind, Playing

But I don't think I've grown up to be a damaged adult.

Tags: Adult, Damaged, Grown

But I still think it's mind over matter in the sense that if you're strong, you can combat anything.

Tags: Mind, Sense, Strong

But then I hit my 20s and only made two albums, and now I live in a ski resort as a ski bum basically.

Tags: Bum, Hit, Ski

I don't mind about the boos from the audience.

Tags: Audience, Boos, Mind

I started skiing around the same time as I began playing the piano, at around four, before moving to the violin at five.

Tags: Moving, Playing, Time

I will be the Thai equivalent of Eddie the Eagle.

Tags: Eagle, Equivalent, Thai

I've decided to make my main priority for the next two years not playing the violin, but training for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

Tags: Next, Playing, Training

In an ideal world, I'd spend every weekend at my home in Zermatt in Switzerland.

Tags: Home, Spend, Weekend

Kids can be born with potential but unless it's encouraged - pushed, even - I don't think it will ever come to fruition.

Tags: Born, Kids, Unless

Music is about the performance.

Tags: Music

Music will always be my greatest passion.

Tags: Greatest, Music, Passion

People find it hard to understand how I can risk ruining my career as a musician by injuring myself on the slopes, but I've always been a tomboy.

Tags: Career, Hard, Understand

Violin playing is a physical art with great traditions behind it.

Tags: Art, Great, Playing

For example, I loved English and history at school. I would have loved to have done a degree in either. But my Mom said I didn't have time for university.

Tags: History, Mom, Time

I could have taken the easy life and just done classical, but I felt very strongly about the album, my first pop album, the first time that I'd fused so many influences. I was very proud when it was in the charts in 25 countries at once.

Tags: Done, Life, Time

In winter I go skiing on Saturdays and Sundays when the slopes are quieter due to changeover day for tourists, and in summer I hike up into the mountains at sunset, just as the village is settling down to dinner.

Tags: Summer, Sunset, Winter

The stage is the best experience in the world. It's a great compliment to be able to share the music, because people can hear my album but they don't get to make the connection in the same way as when it's one-to-one.

Tags: Best, Great, Music

To even get to the Olympics, I have to qualify for the 2013 World Championships and the standard is high. I know I am always going to be a few points behind the top guys.

Tags: Behind, Few, High

When I hit my 20s, I took a chill pill and relaxed because throughout my teens I was churning out an album a year. It was a treadmill of work then recording, promoting and touring.

Tags: Took, Work, Year

A designer is someone who constructs while he thinks, someone for whom planning and making go together.

Tags: Making, Someone, Together
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Apple products aren't simple technologies by any stretch, but there is a beautiful simplicity to them.

Tags: Beautiful, Simple, Simplicity

Artists change how we see the world - and that can have value in the way people do business.

Tags: Business, Change, Value

Corporations today, by their razor sharp focus on the 'bottom line' and quarterly earnings, have lost their ability to innovate.

Tags: Focus, Lost, Today

Creativity's about ownership.

Tags: Creativity, Ownership

Growing up, I found I was good at two things: Art and Math. To hear my parents say it, though, it was only, 'John is good at Math.'

Tags: Art, Good, Parents

I don't like creating software anymore. It's too exact. It's like karate; there's no room for error.

Tags: Anymore, Creating, Room

I don't really love computers.

Tags: Computers, Love

I have a confession: I'm not a man of simplicity. I spent my entire early career making complex stuff. Lots of complex stuff.

Tags: Career, Making, Stuff

Information is expanding daily. How to get it out visually is important.

Tags: Daily, Expanding

Research universities need excellent means to communicate and express their results to regular people.

Tags: Means, Research, Results

The artist needs to understand the truth that lies at the bottom of an enigma.

Tags: Artist, Truth, Understand

The best scientists that I've met are those that are humanists and scientists at the same time.

Tags: Best, Scientists, Time

Videogames are indeed design: They're sophisticated virtual machines that echo the mechanical systems inside cars.

Tags: Cars, Design, Inside

With regard to what is designed really well, I think people are the best-designed objects in the world. Seriously.

Tags: Designed, Regard, Seriously

Anyone with a computer and a design program can create a page layout. But unless you're trained in design, it won't look very good and it won't communicate very well.

Tags: Anyone, Design, Good

Art shows us that human beings still matter in a world where money talks the loudest, where computers know everything about us, and where robots fabricate our next meal and also our ride there.

Tags: Art, Computers, Money

As a genre, videogames take our minds on journeys, and we can control and experience them much more interactively than passively - especially when they are well-designed.

Tags: Control, Experience, Minds

I like stuff designed by dead people. The old designers. They always got it right because they didn't have to grow up with computers. All of the people that made the spoon and the dishes and the vacuum cleaner didn't have microprocessors and stuff. You could do a good design back then.

Tags: Computers, Design, Good

In the '70s and '80s there was an attempt in K-12 to teach science through art or art through science. The challenge today is how do you build the ethos of art and design into the academy of science.

Tags: Art, Design, Science

Our economy is built upon convergent thinkers, people that execute things, get them done. But artists and designers are divergent thinkers: they expand the horizon of possibilities.

Tags: Artists, Done, Economy

There is a construct in computer programming called 'the infinite loop' which enables a computer to do what no other physical machine can do - to operate in perpetuity without tiring. In the same way it doesn't know exhaustion, it doesn't know when it's wrong and it can keep doing the wrong thing over and over without tiring.

Tags: Exhaustion, Keep, Wrong

We seem to forget that innovation doesn't just come from equations or new kinds of chemicals, it comes from a human place. Innovation in the sciences is always linked in some way, either directly or indirectly, to a human experience.

Tags: Experience, Forget, Human
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