Jack Ma

Chinese businessman

Jack Ma (Traditional Chinese: 馬雲) (born September 10, 1964) is a Chinese business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. He is the co-founder andexecutive chairman of Alibaba Group, a multinational technology conglomerate. Ranked 2nd in the annual "World's 50 Greatest Leaders" list by Fortune.

Jack Ma in 2008

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  • 为什么外国互联网公司到中国大都失败了?谷歌也不行、雅虎也不行、eBay这些都被中国本土公司给搞死掉了?是不是中国不能做?任何一个失败的人是最容易找藉口的,人类总是为失败找藉口,不为成功找方向。
    • 马云调侃谷歌退出:中国将制定未来游戏规则
    • Translation: Why have the majority of overseas Internet companies failed? Google fails, Yahoo failed, eBay and the like were all squashed to death by the locals? Is it because none are able to succeed in China? For every loser, excuses are abound, humans always try to search for excuses to justify failing, and tend not to search for direction towards success.
  • 中国未来将是制定下一个世纪游戏规则的地方...因为全世界人都会在那儿,所以去中国不是去发财,今天不是去发财,不是寻找机会,而是参与未来游戏规则的制定。
    • 马云调侃谷歌退出:中国将制定未来游戏规则
    • Translation: China's future will be the place to formulate the rules of the next century... Because people from all over the world will be there. Thus doing business in China now is not merely making fortune, or searching for opportunity, but rather it is about being involved in the setting up the future rules of game.
  • The problem is the fake products today are of better quality and better price than the real names ... They are exactly the same factories, exactly the same raw materials but they do not use the names.
  • In 2001, we went to raise some $3 million in venture capital in the U.S. and got rejected. So we’ve come back and raised a little bit more: $25 billion. This is not money; this is trust from the world, trust from the people.
  • You should learn from your competitor, but never copy. Copy and you die.
    • [1], Spotlight: Jack Ma, co-founder of Alibaba.com - Business - International Herald Tribune, by SONIA KOLESNIKOV-JESSOPJAN. 5, 2007 (The New York Times)
  • I think that you, american people, worry too much about the China economy, [...] Every time you start to worry about the China economy, China goes better.
    • [2]: 6 minutes 08 seconds into the video

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