38 Jack Ma Quotes About Work, Technology, Women And Philanthropy

Born into a family of traditional musicians and storytellers in Hangzhou, China, Jack Ma, 55, founded Alibaba from his Hangzhou apartment in 1999. With a vision of starting an electronic marketplace for information, he became the richest person in the world. world. Porcelain.

In August this year, Ma resigned from his position as chairman of Alibaba Group, and CEO Daniel Zhang took over. The teacher turned entrepreneur now he dedicates his time to the environment, philanthropy and education.

Alibaba founder Jack Ma

Even as the Founder walks away, Alibaba is doing very well, with Singles’ Day 2019 the 24-hour shopping bonanza recently concluded, setting a new record with a gross merchandise volume (GMV) of $38.4 billionovertaking the 2018 number of $30.8 billion.

In a parallel scenario, Jack Ma has become the richest man in China for the second year in a rowas revealed Forbes. Here are 38 quotes from the Chinese entrepreneur for your weekend dose of inspiration:

about failures

1. “You have to keep trying, and if it doesn’t work, you can always go back to what you were doing before.”

2. “It doesn’t matter if I failed. At least I passed the concept on to others. Even if I don’t succeed, someone will succeed.”

about happiness

3. “No matter how rich or powerful you are, if you can’t enjoy the sunshine, you can’t be truly happy.”

4. “I try to make myself happy because I know that if I’m not happy, my colleagues are not happy and my shareholders are not happy and my customers are not happy.”

Jack Ma vs. Elon Musk


About leadership

5. “A good boss is better than a good company.”

6. “A leader must have greater determination and tenacity, and be able to endure what employees cannot.”

7. “Leadership is your instinct, then it’s your training. Leaders are always positive, they never complain.”

8. “When people think too much of you, you have a responsibility to calm down and be yourself.”

9. “On the road to success, you will notice that the successful are not whiners, nor do they complain often.”

in money

10. “When we have money, we start to make mistakes.”

11. “Today, making money is very simple. But making sustainable money while being responsible to society and improving the world is very difficult.”

12. “I don’t care about income.”

About opportunities

13. “The opportunities that everyone can’t see are the real opportunities.”

14. “Opportunity is where the complaints are.”

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in not giving up

15. “Today is hard, tomorrow is harder, but the day after tomorrow is beautiful.”

16. “Let me ask everyone, if you don’t put in more time and energy than everyone else, how can you achieve the success you want?”

17. “No matter how tough the chase, you should always have the dream you saw on day one. It will keep you motivated and rescue you from any weak thoughts.”

18. “If you don’t give up, you still have a chance. Giving up is the biggest failure.”

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in teams

19. “If we’re a good team and we know what we want to do, one of us can beat ten of them.”

20. “Try to find the right people, not the best.”

21. “You have to make your team have value, innovation and vision.”

22. “Help the young. Help the little ones. Because the little ones will be big. The young will have the seeds that you bury in their minds, and when they grow up, they will change the world.”

23. “Don’t hire the most qualified, hire the craziest.”

24. “If young people are afraid of the future, act consciously towards the present and are grateful for the past, they will have opportunities.”

25. The best way to promote your company is through your products or services, or employees.



about women

26. “One of the secrets to Alibaba’s success is that we have a lot of women.”

27. “Of Alibaba’s 18 founders, six are women, representing a third of the total number of Alibaba founders.”

28. “In the age of AI, women’s attention to experience and detail may outperform machine learning, while machines will challenge men’s rational thinking traits.”

29. “If you want your company to operate with wisdom and care, then women are the best.”

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About the technology

30. “I think it’s not the technology that changes the world. It’s the dreams behind the technology that change the world.”

31. “I’m not a tech person, but I think technology is great for human beings.”

32. “If we don’t align ourselves, human beings are going to fight each other, because each technological revolution unbalances the world.”

About philanthropy

33. “To do philanthropy well, you need to use business media. While you have a philanthropic heart, don’t use philanthropic media and have a business heart.”

34. “Philanthropy isn’t about helping others, it’s about helping yourself. When you change, the world will change.”

in competition

35. “You must learn from your competitor, but never copy. Copy and you die.”

36. “Forget about your competitors. Just focus on your customers.”

on consumerism

37. “You have to make consumers smart. An e-commerce portal doesn’t sell a product at lower prices, but an offline store sells it at higher prices.”

38. “If the client loves you, the government will have to love you.”

(Edited by Evelyn Ratnakumar)