Jack Ma

Jack Ma Quotes

Jack Ma originally Ma Yun, is a Chinese business magnate and the co-founder of Alibaba Group, one of the world’s largest e-commerce businesses. He is listed as one of the world’s most powerful people by Forbes.

Ma is born on September 10, 1964 in Hangzhou, located in the southeastern part of China. He grew up poor and struggled a lot during his early life. After his education he got rejected by several companies for a job. In 1994, he influenced by the boom of internet and started his first company, Hangzhou Haibo Translation Agency.

Ma got his initial success in 1995, when he founded China Pages, which was one of China’s first Internet companies. Later he got a chance to head an information technology company backed by the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation. However, he realized that if he continued working with the government, he would miss out huge economic opportunities that the Internet was bringing. In 1999, he quit and returned to Hangzhou and founded Alibaba.

Today Alibaba counts in one of the most valuable technology companies in the world. From being a poor man living in difficulties to China’s richest man, Jack Ma is a true rags-to-riches story.

Jack Ma Quotes

Never give up, today is hard, tomorrow will be worse, but....
Never give up. Today is hard, tomorrow will be worse, but the day after tomorrow will be sunshine.
life is so short, so beautiful, don't be so serious about work.
Life is so short, so beautiful. Don’t be so serious about work. Enjoy life.
if you don't give up, you still have a chance...
If you don’t Give Up, you still have a Chance. Giving up is the greatest failure.
the world needs new leadership, but the new leadership is about working together
The world needs new leadership, but the new leadership is about working together.
never ever do business with the government.
Never ever do business with the government. Be in love with them, never marry them.
we should keep on going along the path of globalization. when trade stops, war comes.
We should keep on going along the path of globalization. Globalization is good… when trade stops, war comes.
you have got to keep trying, and if it doesn't work, you always can revert back...
You have got to keep trying, and if it doesn’t work, you always can revert back to what you were doing before.
when i am myself, i am happy and have a good result.
When I am myself, I am happy and have a good result.
The very important thing you should have is patience.
The very important thing you should have is patience.
My job is to help more people have jobs.
My job is to help more people have jobs.
You need the right people with you not the best people.
You need the right people with you, not the best people.
As a business person, I want the world to share the prosperity together.
As a business person, I want the world to share the prosperity together.
A peace talk is always difficult, always complicated.
A peace talk is always difficult, always complicated.
Failure is the road you will travel to success, Just be sure to take the correct exit.
Failure is the road you will travel to success. Just be sure to take the correct exit.
When we have money, we start making mistakes.
When we have money, we start making mistakes.
Opportunity lies in the place where the complaints are...
Opportunity lies in the place where the complaints are.
I try to make myself happy because I know that if I'm happy, my...
I try to make myself happy 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.
We appreciate yesterday but we're looking for a better tomorrow.
We appreciate yesterday, but we’re looking for a better tomorrow.
I'm not a tech guy. I am looking at the technology with the eyes of my customers...
I’m not a tech guy. I’m looking at the technology with the eyes of my customers, normal people’s eyes.
I don't care about revenues...
I don’t care about revenues.
A trade war would be a disaster for the world.
A trade war would be a disaster for the world. It’s very easy to slip into a trade war.
When you are small, you have to be very focused and rely on your brain, not your strength.
When you are small, you have to be very focused and rely on your brain, not your strength.
A leader should have higher grit and tenacity...
A leader should have higher grit and tenacity, and be able to endure what the employees can’t.
I don't want to be liked. I want to be respected.
I don’t want to be liked. I want to be respected.
If you have never tried, how will you ever know if there's any chance?
If you have never tried, how will you ever know if there’s any chance?
Look at challenges as opportunities.
Look at “Challenges” as “Opportunities”.
success and profitability are outcomes of focusing on customers and employees, not objectives.
Success and profitability are outcomes of focusing on customers and employees, not objectives.
without internet, there would have been no jack ma, and no alibaba or taobao.
Without internet, there would have been no Jack Ma, and no Alibaba or Taobao.