Jack Ma Quotes

Ma Yun (Chinese: ??, [mà y?n]; born September 10, 1964), known professionally as Jack Ma, is a Chinese business magnate who is the founder and executive chairman of Alibaba Group, a family of successful Internet-based businesses.

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I wanted to have a global company, so I chose a global name. Alibaba is easy to spell, and people everywhere associate that with "Open, Sesame," the command that Ali Baba used to open doors to hidden treasures in One Thousand and One Nights.

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If Alibaba cannot become a Microsoft or Walmart, I will regret it for the rest of my life.

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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.

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If we go to work at 8 am and go home at 5 pm, this is not a high-tech company and Alibaba will never be successful. If we have that kind of 8-to-5 spirit, then we should just go and do something else.

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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.

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A great opportunity is often hard to be explained clearly; things that can be explained clearly are often not the best opportunities.

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For ecommerce, the most important thing is trust.

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I'm not a tech guy. I'm looking at the technology with the eyes of my customers, normal people's eyes.

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I don't want people in China to have deep pockets but shallow minds.

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A leader should never compare his technical skills with his employee's.

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A leader should be a visionary and have more foresight than an employee.

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We should never finish a 20 year program in two year.

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Forget about yourncompetitors, just focus on your customers.

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I am very interested in bringing companies from everywhere to sell their products in China.

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Never give up. Today is hard, tomorrow will be worse, but the day after tomorrow will be sunshine.

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