50 Powerful Quotes by Jack Ma

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Jack Ma is a Chinese business magnate. He is the founder and executive chairman of Alibaba group. He is a billionaire and a philanthropist.

I even went to KFC when it came to my city. Twenty-four people went for the job. Twenty-three were accepted. I was the only guy…” – Jack Ma 

Jack Ma applied to 30 different jobs after his graduation but rejected by all. He also applied to Harvard 10 times and got rejected every time.

50 Powerful Quotes by Jack Ma:

1. “I want people to learn what democracy means.” – Jack Ma

2. “A peace talk is always difficult, always complicated.” – Jack Ma

3. “Never give up. Today is hard, tomorrow will be worse, but the day after tomorrow will be sunshine.” – Jack Ma

4. “I don’t want to be liked. I want to be respected.” – Jack Ma

5. “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.” – Jack Ma

6. “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.” – Jack Ma

7. “The very important thing you should have is patience.” – Jack Ma

8. “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.” – Jack Ma

9. “When I am myself, I am happy and have a good result.” – Jack Ma

10. “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.” – Jack Ma

11. “I’m not a tech guy. I’m looking at the technology with the eyes of my customers, normal people’s eyes.” – Jack Ma

12. “Today the financial market is no good, but the money is there.” – Jack Ma

13. “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.” – Jack Ma

14. “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.” – Jack Ma

15. “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.” – Jack Ma

16. “You should learn from your competitor, but never copy. Copy and you die.’ – Jack Ma

17. “My job is to help more people have jobs.” – Jack Ma

18. “I don’t shop online, but my wife buys everything at home. We buy sea crabs, fresh crabs, all kinds of things.” – Jack Ma

19. “The lessons I learned from the dark days at Alibaba are that you’ve got to make your team have value, innovation, and vision.” – Jack Ma

20. “If you don’t give up, you still have a chance.” – Jack Ma

21. “When you are small, you have to be very focused and rely on your brain, not your strength.” – Jack Ma

22. “Alibaba is an ecosystem that helps small business to grow.” – Jack Ma

23. “I don’t care about revenues.” – Jack Ma

24. “I’m a normal guy.” – Jack Ma

25. “I know nothing about technology.” – Jack Ma

26. “No matter how tough the chase is, you should always have the dream you saw on the first day. It’ll keep you motivated and rescue you (from any weak thoughts).” – Jack Ma

27. “Without internet, there would have been no Jack Ma, and no Alibaba or Taobao.” – Jack Ma

28. “Never ever do business with the government. Be in love with them, never marry them.” – Jack Ma

29. “When we have money, we start making mistakes.” – Jack Ma

30. “We should never finish a 20 year program in two years.” – Jack Ma

31. “If you’ve never tried, how will you ever know if there’s any chance?” – Jack Ma

32. “Life is so short, so beautiful. Don’t be so serious about work. Enjoy the lives.” – Jack Ma

33. “Opportunity lies in the place where the complaints are.” – Jack Ma


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

35. “You never know that the things you’re doing are that meaningful to society.” – Jack Ma

36. “If we are a good team and know what we want to do, one of us can defeat ten of them.” – Jack Ma

37. “A leader should have higher grit and tenacity, and be able to endure what the employees can’t.” – Jack Ma

38. “You never know how much can you do in your life.” – Jack Ma

39. “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.” – Jack Ma

40. “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.” – Jack Ma

41. “I call myself a blind man riding on a blind tiger.” – Jack Ma

42. “We’re never in lack of money. We lack people with dreams, (people) who can die for those dreams.” – Jack Ma

43. “Never ever compete on prices, instead compete on services and innovation.” – Jack Ma

44. “Instead of learning from other people’s success, learn from their mistakes. Most of the people who fail share common reasons(to fail) whereas success can be attributed to various different kinds of reasons.” – Jack Ma

45. “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.” – Jack Ma

46. “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.” – Jack Ma

47. “It’s very difficult to know the outside world, but you know yourself. You know your need and what you want. If I know myself better, I can change myself to meet the outside world.” – Jack Ma

48. “You need the right people with you, not the best people.” – Jack Ma

49. “We appreciate yesterday, but we’re looking for a better tomorrow.” – Jack Ma

50. “If the customer loves you, the government will have to love you.” – Jack Ma

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