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Yancey Hai left a 21-year career in banking for power systems maker Taiwan's Delta Electronics, and has not looked back.

"There's a lot of innovation. You're making something useful. At banks, I got turned off when they decided to launch all these derivative products (in the 1980s). To use a Chinese word, it's very xu (empty), no substance, just doing all this financial engineering."

GIVEN a sterling resume in the first part of his career, Yancey Hai could be heading a big bank or financial services firm now. "But I don't want to run a bank," says the reserved 66-year-old with a laugh. "It's not as interesting as running an electronics company." As chairman of Delta...

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