Chang-Lin Tien, the principal founder of 80-20, former Chancellor of UC, Berkeley, passed away last night. Our community lost a pillar of strength. I lost a dear friend.
Chang-Lin has achieved highly. Yet he was willing to take risks on behalf of our community. He didn't care about protecting his own feathers. He cared about doing the right things. Such persons are rare in our community. I hope his death will motivate us to emulate him and try to fit into his huge shoes.