Jack Ma is the richest man in China and one of the wealthiest people around the world. He was born into an ordinary family in China. He worked as a tour guide when he was young because he wanted to learn English. He also worked as an English teacher.
He founded Alibaba Group which is one of the largest e-commerce businesses around the world. His life was full of ups and downs in business until he has become who he is today.
Ma recently stepped down from the chairman position of his group and shifted his focus to philanthropy and education. He is a big source of inspiration to young leaders and entrepreneurs.
Here are 30 of the most inspirational quotes of Jack Ma.
1. “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).”
2. “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.”
3. “Never give up. Today is hard, tomorrow will be worse, but the day after tomorrow will be sunshine. Most people die tomorrow evening.”
4. “You should learn from your competitor, but never copy. Copy and you die.”
5. “Never ever compete on prices, instead, compete on services and innovation.”
6. “Life is so short, so beautiful. Don’t be so serious about work. Enjoy the lives.”
7. “Today, making money is very simple. But making sustainable money while being responsible to the society and improving the world is very difficult.”
8. “If we are a good team and know what we want to do, one of us can defeat ten of them.”
9. “If you’ve never tried, how will you ever know if there’s any chance?”
10. “The very important thing you should have is patience.”
11. “Opportunity lies in the place where the complaints are.”
12. “I’m not a tech guy. I’m looking at the technology with the eyes of my customers, normal people’s eyes.”
13. “You never know how much can you do in your life.”
14. “When you are small, you have to be very focused and rely on your brain, not your strength.”
15. “If you don’t give up, you still have a chance. Giving up is the greatest failure.”
16. “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.”
17. “We’re never in lack of money. We lack people with dreams, (people) who can die for those dreams.”
18. “I don’t want to be liked. I want to be respected.”
19. “You need the right people with you, not the best people.”
20. "If you want to your company to operate with wisdom and care, then women are best."
21. "In the age of AI, women’s attention to experience and detail can outperform machine learning, whereas men’s traits of rational thinking will be challenged by machines."
22. "One of the secret sauce of Alibaba's success is that we have a lot of women."
23. "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."
24. "Don’t hire the most qualified, hire the craziest."
25. "The opportunities that everyone cannot see are the real opportunities."
26. "When people think too highly of you, you have the responsibility to calm down and be yourself."
27. "A leader should have higher grit and tenacity, and be able to endure what the employees can’t."
28. "A good boss is better than a good company."
29. "It doesn’t matter how wealthy or powerful you are, if you can’t enjoy the sunshine, you can’t be truly happy."
30. "You have got to keep trying, and if it doesn’t work, you always can revert back to what you were doing before."
31. “We will make it because we are young and we will never, never give up.”
32. “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.”
33. “They called me crazy Jack. I think crazy is good. We’re crazy but we’re not stupid.”
34. “On the path to success, you will notice that the successful ones are not whiners, nor do they complain often.”
35. “Fools use their mouth to speak. A smart man uses his brain, and a wise man uses his heart.”
36. “Once in your life, try something. Work hard at something. Try to change. Nothing bad can happen.”
37. “If you want to win in the 21st century, you have to empower others, making sure other people are better than you. Then you will be successful.”
38. “Do not allow your colleagues and employees to work for you. Instead, let them work for a common goal.”
39. “Your attitude is more important than your capabilities. Similarly, your decision is more important than your capabilities.”
40. “If you are a wolf chasing rabbits, focus on one rabbit. Change yourself to catch the rabbit, but don’t change rabbits.”
41. “If you have different mindset, you will have a different outcome.”
42. “The world will not remember what you say, but it will not forget what you have done.”
43. “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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