Jack Ma

(Jack Ma Yun)

Jack Ma
Jack Ma
  • Born: September 10, 1964
  • Nationality: Chinese
  • Profession: Founder Executive Chairman Alibaba Group









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I do not do business with the [Chinese] government. If they want some work done, we connect them with firms that they can contract with. If they insist that they want to employ us, I do it for free and then ask them to go to others after that. This way we love each other. Business, Commerce & Finance
I never got one cent from the government or from China so I am very independent. Business, Commerce & Finance
When you have millions of small companies using your site and billions of dollars in transactions every day, the government cares….They care that I can unstabalize the country. Business, Commerce & Finance
A peace talk is always difficult, always complicated. War & Peace
Alibaba is an ecosystem that helps small business to grow. Business, Commerce & Finance
Before I left China, I was educated that China was the richest, happiest country in the world. So when I arrived Australia, I thought, 'Oh my God, everything is different from what I was told.' Since then, I started to think differently. Religion & God
Chinese people, young people, they don't go shopping a lot in department stores. All department store guys hate me. They say business is bad because of Jack. Business, Commerce & Finance
EBay is a great company. There are a lot of good assets and good customers, and the U.S. people love it. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
Help young people. Help small guys. Because small guys will be big. Young people will have the seeds you bury in their minds, and when they grow up, they will change the world.
I absolutely don't have $20 billion. But I'd love to, right? Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I am going to enjoy some other things apart from business. Business, Commerce & Finance
I don't care about revenues.
I don't shop online, but my wife buys everything at home. We buy sea crabs, fresh crabs, all kinds of things.
I don't want people in China to have deep pockets but shallow minds.
I don't want to be liked. I want to be respected.
I flunked my exam for university two times before I was accepted by what was considered my city's worst university, Hangzhou Teachers University. I was studying to be a high school English teacher. In my university, I was elected student chairman and later became chairman of the city's Students Federation. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
I got my story, my dream, from America. The hero I had is Forrest Gump... I like that guy. I've been watching that movie about 10 times. Every time I get frustrated, I watch the movie. I watched the movie before I came here again to New York. I watched the movie again telling me that no matter whatever changed, you are you. Time
I know nothing about technology. Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
I like to play cards. I'm not very good, because I don't want to calculate, I just play by instinct. But I've learned a lot of business philosophy by playing poker. Business, Commerce & Finance
I think Yahoo is a great company, with great assets.
I try to make myself happy, no, 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.
I want people to learn what democracy means.
I want to change history, do something important in my life, and influence individuals like we have with millions of small businesses on Alibaba. Then they love and respect you because you made their life important. Life ;Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
If Alibaba cannot become a Microsoft or Wal-Mart, I will regret it for the rest of my life. Life
I'm a normal guy.
I'm not a tech guy. I'm looking at the technology with the eyes of my customers, normal people's eyes. Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
My dream was to set up my own e-commerce company. In 1999, I gathered 18 people in my apartment and spoke to them for two hours about my vision. Everyone put their money on the table, and that got us $60,000 to start Alibaba. I wanted to have a global company, so I chose a global name. Money, Coins & Minting
My job is making money, helping other people make money. I am spending money, trying to make sure more people get rich, because you cannot spend a lot of money, right? So my job is spending money, helping others. This is a headache. Money, Coins & Minting
My job is to help more people have jobs.
Never give up. Today is hard, tomorrow will be worse, but the day after tomorrow will be sunshine.
Nobody wanted to believe Jack Ma.
People think, 'Jack, you do too much.'
The lessons I learned from the dark days at Alibaba are that you've got to make your team have value, innovation, and vision. Also, if you don't give up, you still have a chance. And, when you are small, you have to be very focused and rely on your brain, not your strength.
The very important thing you should have is patience. Patience
Today the financial market is no good, but the money is there. Money, Coins & Minting
What kind of business world are we living in? Business, Commerce & Finance
When I am myself, I am happy and have a good result.
When I was 12 years old, I got interested in learning English. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
You should learn from your competitor, but never copy. Copy and you die.

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