Today is hard, tomorrow will be worse, but the day after tomorrow will be sunshine.— Jack Ma
The most thrilling Jack Ma quotes that will activate your desire to change
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.
You should learn from your competitor, but never copy. Copy and you die.
If you do not know where your competitor is, or overconfident and snobbish about your competitor, or are unable to comprehend how yourcompetitor became a real threat, you will surely fall behind him. Don't be the "they" in this idiom: First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.
If you don't give up, you still have a chance. Giving up is the greatest failure.
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.
Only fools use their mouth to speak. A smart man uses his brain, and a wise man uses his heart.
Success and profitability are outcomes of focusing on customers and employees, not objectives.
EBay may be a shark in the ocean, but I'm a crocodile in the Yangtze River.
If we fight in the ocean, we lose, but if we fight in the river, we win.
What starting your company means: you will lose your stable income, your right to apply for a leave of absence, and your right to get a bonus. However, it also means your income will no longer be limited, you will use your time more effectively, and you will no longer need to beg for favours from people anymore.
Today is cruel. Tomorrow is crueller. And the day after tomorrow is beautiful.
Life is so short, so beautiful. Don't be so serious about work. Enjoy the lives.
If there are nine rabbits on the ground and you want to catch one, just focus on one.
If you want to grow, find a good opportunity.
Today, if you want to be a great company, think about what social problem you could solve.
We appreciate yesterday, but we're looking for a better tomorrow.
A great opportunity is often hard to be explained clearly;
things that can be explained clearly are often not the best opportunities.
All MBA have said are correct, but they can't execute it.
No matter what your current condition, how or where you grew up, or what education or training you feel you lack, you can be successful in your chosen endeavor. It is spirit, fortitude, and hardiness that matter more than where you start.
If you have a different mindset, you will have a different outcome: if you make different choices from your peers, your life will then be different from your peers.
30% of all people will never believe you.
Do not allow your colleagues and employees to work for you. Instead, let them work for a common goal.
Don't hire the most qualified, hire the craziest
Customers should be number 1, Employees number 2, and then only your Shareholders come at number 3.
The very important thing you should have is patience.
The customer is number one, the employee is number two and the shareholder is number three. If the customer is happy, the business is happy, and the shareholders are happy.
If we go to work at 8 a.m. and go home at 5 p.m., this is not a high-tech company and Alibaba will never be successful. If we have that kind of 8-5 spirit, then we should just go and do something else.
In carrying out e-commerce, the most important thing is to keep doing what you are doing right now with passion, to keep it up.
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.
A real businessman or entrepreneur has no enemies. Once he understand this, the sky's the limit.
Your employee should have superior technical skills than you.
If he doesn't, it means you have hired the wrong person.
The quality of a good leader therefore is his vision, tenacity, and his capability.
If you don't give up, you still have a chance.
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.
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.
A leader should have higher grit and tenacity, and be able to endure what the employees can't.
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.
A leader should never compare his technical skills with his employee's.
We will make it because we are young and we will never, never give up.
You've to make consumers smart. An e-commerce portal doesn't sell a product at cheaper rates, instead an offline shop sells it at a costlier prices.
For ecommerce, the most important thing is trust.
Without internet, there would have been no Jack Ma, and no Alibaba or Taobao.
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.
The most unreliable thing in this world is human relationships.
If we are a good team and know what we want to do, one of us can defeat tons of them.
When you have one million dollars, you're a lucky person.
When you have 10 million dollars, you've got trouble, a lot of headaches.
I don't care about revenues.
Alibaba is an ecosystem that helps small business to grow.
I don't want people in China to have deep pockets but shallow minds.
Intelligent people need a fool to lead them.
When the team's all a bunch of scientists, it is best to have a peasant lead the way. His way of thinking is different. It's easier to win if you have people seeing things from different perspectives.
A leader should be a visionary and have more foresight than an employee.
Today the financial market is no good, but the money is there.
Today, making money is very simple. But making sustainable money while being responsible to the society and improving the world is very difficult.