JACK MA QUOTES

JACK MA QUOTES

JACK MA QUOTES
“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
JACK MA QUOTES
“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
JACK MA QUOTES
“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.”
– Jack Ma
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“Without internet, there would have been no Jack Ma, and no Alibaba or Taobao.”
– Jack Ma
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“I’m not a tech guy. I’m looking at the technology with the eyes of my customers, normal people’s eyes.”
– Jack Ma
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“Never ever do business with the government. Be in love with them, never marry them.”
– Jack Ma
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“My job is to help more people have jobs.”
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“When we have money, we start making mistakes.”
– Jack Ma
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“We should never finish a 20 year program in two years.”
– Jack Ma
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“If you’ve never tried, how will you ever know if there’s any chance?”
– Jack Ma
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“I’m a normal guy.”
– Jack Ma
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“If you don’t give up, you still have a chance. Giving up is the greatest failure.”
– Jack Ma
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“Life is so short, so beautiful. Don’t be so serious about work. Enjoy the lives.”
– Jack Ma
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“When you are small, you have to be very focused and rely on your brain, not your strength.”
– Jack Ma
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“Opportunity lies in the place where the complaints are.”
– Jack Ma
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“Today, making money is very simple. But making sustainable money while being responsible to the society and improving the world is very difficult.”
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“I don’t care about revenues.”
– Jack Ma
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“You never know that the things you’re doing are that meaningful to society.”
– Jack Ma
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“If we are a good team and know what we want to do, one of us can defeat ten of them.”
– Jack Ma
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“A leader should have higher grit and tenacity, and be able to endure what the employees can’t.”
– Jack Ma
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“A peace talk is always difficult, always complicated.”
– Jack Ma
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“I don’t want to be liked. I want to be respected.”
– Jack Ma
JACK MA QUOTES
“You never know how much can you do in your life.”
– Jack Ma
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“You should learn from your competitor, but never copy. Copy and you die.”
– Jack Ma
JACK MA QUOTES
“I’m not a tech guy. I’m looking at the technology with the eyes of my customers, normal people’s eyes.”
– Jack Ma
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“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.”
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“Nobody wanted to believe Jack Ma.”
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“I want people to learn what democracy means.”
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“I am going to enjoy some other things apart from business.”
– Jack Ma
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“I think Yahoo is a great company, with great assets.”
– Jack Ma
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“I absolutely don’t have $20 billion. But I’d love to, right?”
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“The very important thing you should have is patience.”
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“I know nothing about technology.”
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“Today the financial market is no good, but the money is there.”
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“People think, ‘Jack, you do too much.”
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“What kind of business world are we living in?”
– Jack Ma
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“If Alibaba cannot become a Microsoft or Wal-Mart, I will regret it for the rest of my life.”
– Jack Ma
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“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
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“I don’t want people in China to have deep pockets but shallow minds.”
– Jack Ma
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“When I was 12 years old, I got interested in learning English.”
– Jack Ma
JACK MA QUOTES
“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
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“When I am myself, I am happy and have a good result.”
– Jack Ma
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“Alibaba is an ecosystem that helps small business to grow.”
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“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
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“Never give up. Today is hard, tomorrow will be worse, but the day after tomorrow will be sunshine.”
– Jack Ma
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“The world needs new leadership, but the new leadership is about working together.”
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“The American multinational companies made millions and millions of dollars from globalization.”
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“It’s not that other countries steal jobs from you guys. It’s your strategy. Distribute the money and things in a proper way.”
– Jack Ma
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“If the ‘Post’ can play the role of a connector between the West and the East, I have confidence in the paper’s future success.”
– Jack Ma
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“Asia is changing, and China is changing. The ‘Post’ will have great opportunities. With its access to Alibaba’s resources, data, and all the relationships in our ecosystem, the ‘Post’ can report on Asia and China more accurately compared with other media that have no such access.”
– Jack Ma
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“As a business person, I want the world to share the prosperity together.”
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“When I was starting out, I thought about how the Internet is global and that we should have a global name, a name that’s interesting. At that time, the best name was Yahoo! Suddenly I thought, ‘Alibaba is a good name.’”
– Jack Ma
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“I’m coming to this world not to work. I want to come to this world to enjoy my life. I don’t want to die in my office. I want to die on the beaches.”
– Jack Ma
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“The competition between me and Bill Gates, probably: Who can spend money more effectively that can do better philanthropy.”
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“Spending money is much more difficult than making money.”
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“We should keep on going along the path of globalization. Globalization is good… when trade stops, war comes.”
– Jack Ma
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“Every time there’s an election, people start to criticize China.”
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“Every government says they love small businesses, but what have they done for them? We should pull down all the barriers.”
– Jack Ma
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“My vision is to build an e-commerce ecosystem that allows consumers and businesses to do all aspects of business online.”
– Jack Ma
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“I’m just a purist. What is important in my life is that I can do something that can influence many people and influence China’s development. When I am myself, I am relaxed and happy and have a good result.”
– Jack Ma
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“I think globalization is a great thing. And now a lot of people complain about globalization; a lot of people don’t like, you know, the globalize of the concept, the idea of the results. I think the globalization is a great idea and to create a lot of jobs.”
– Jack Ma
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“Trade is a communication of cultures and values.”
– Jack Ma
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“The world is getting so small. Young people are mobile; they want to travel around the world. When you travel around the world, you exchange culture, you want to make friends, you want to exchange things.”
– Jack Ma
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“The difference between Amazon and us is Amazon is more like an empire – everything they control themselves, buy and sell.”
– Jack Ma
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“Our focused customers are small business and young people. We did a great job in China. How can we help those young people in India, in Pakistan, in Africa. If they can use in the same ways.”
– Jack Ma
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“If we work so hard and put all the money in the hospital to buy medicine – it will be a disaster. Why we should work? So without a healthy environment of this Earth, no matter how much money you make, no matter how wonderful you are, you have a bad disaster.”
– Jack Ma
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“When I was 12 years old, I went to swim in a lake, and I almost died in that lake because the water was too deep – much deeper than I thought.”
– Jack Ma
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“Our philosophy is, using internet technology, we can make every company become Amazon.”
– Jack Ma
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“A startup for entrepreneurs is like a baby, and I have five babies so far – experienced father.”
– Jack Ma
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“If you’re doing business, not that simple to only buy. You have to create something. You have to create something that never exist for the future.”
– Jack Ma
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“Helping doing business easier, we choose the name Alibaba because it is a global company. It is founded in China, but it was created for the world.”
– Jack Ma
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“There are big problems that change the world. If we are working together, that will make us understand each other, appreciate each other, help each other.”
– Jack Ma
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“I think young generation is always better than last generation. No matter you like it or don’t like it. My father said, ‘Jack, I’m so good, you’ll never be’ – but I’m better than him. My father is better than my grandfather. My children will be better than us.”
– Jack Ma
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“A trade war would be a disaster for the world. It’s very easy to slip into a trade war.”
– Jack Ma
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“I believe the most important thing for the media is to be objective, fair, and balanced. We should not report a story with preconceptions or prejudice.”
– Jack Ma
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“I want to stress the importance of being fair to our readers. You should not impose your own view and prejudice on the readers and try to lead them to a conclusion. As a reader, I understand what a fair report is.”
– Jack Ma
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“The big businesses are less willing to take risks. I talked to some young people in Hong Kong, and they said they are lost. Young people indeed have fewer opportunities than before. But is it true that there are no more opportunities for them? No!”
– Jack Ma
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“Hong Kong people say Hong Kong needs to preserve its uniqueness. I say Hong Kong’s uniqueness is in its diversity, its tolerance of difference cultures… China does not want to see Hong Kong in decline. I have full confidence in its future.”
– Jack Ma
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“When I graduated from university I tried to buy a beeper, and it cost me $250. My pay at the time was $10 a month.”
– Jack Ma
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“IBM, Microsoft, the profit they made was larger than the top four banks in China put together… But where did the money go?”
– Jack Ma
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“Year 2008 wiped out $19.2 trillion in US income… What if the money was spent on the Midwest of the United States?”
– Jack Ma
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“When we started the e-commerce, nobody believed that China would have e-commerce because people believed in ‘guang-shi,’ face-to-face, and all kinds of network in traditional ways. There’s no trust system in China.”
– Jack Ma
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“Every technological revolution takes about 50 years.”
– Jack Ma
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“The most important thing is to make the technology inclusive – make the world change. Next, pay attention to those people who are 30 years old, because those are the internet generation. They will change the world; they are the builders of the world.”
– Jack Ma
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“If you want to invest in us, we believe customer number one, employee number two, shareholder number three. If they don’t want to buy that, that’s fine. If they regret, they can sell us.”
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“The name Jack was given by an American tourist.”
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“You American people worry too much about the China economy. Every time you think China is a problem, we get better, but when you have a high expectation for China, China is always a problem.”
– Jack Ma
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“People say, ‘Well you know the economy’s bad, so China consumption will be low. No, totally different. You Americans love to spend tomorrow’s money, and other people’s money maybe… We Chinese love to save money.”
– Jack Ma
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“I tell the government, if people have no jobs, you are in trouble. Government will be in trouble. My job is to help more people have jobs.”
– Jack Ma
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“It’s impossible for China to keep 10 to 15% growth annually. The economy needed to slow down, and we have to learn to slow down.”
– Jack Ma
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“China is still the fastest growing economy in the world, but we need to learn how to use money in a better way, and it’s about quality, not quantity.”
– Jack Ma
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“Consumption is still going up on Alibaba. This is because when the economy goes down people look online to Alibaba to buy cheaper things.”
– Jack Ma
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“China’s government is so strong on investment, so strong on exporting, but they’re too weak on domestic consumption.”
– Jack Ma
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“I even don’t dare to watch our stock price, because this is what other people think who you are. I dare not watch it. I think, let the market take care of themselves; we should take care of the business.”
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“As a company, we have to be very transparent. We are in a business very related to finance, and I want this company to last long, and I want this company to be audited by everyone.”
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“I think U.S. and Chinese businesses need a common language and dialogue.”
– Jack Ma
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“I respect Apple. It’s a great company that changed the world, especially the mobile time.”
– Jack Ma
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“I’m humble ’cause I think many years ago people say, ‘Well, Alibaba’s terrible company’. And I know we were not that terrible. We’re pretty good; we’re better than people thought. But today, when people have a high expectation on you, and I start to worry and nervous because we are not good yet.”
– Jack Ma
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“Trust the young people; trust this generation’s innovation. They’re making things, changing innovation every day. And all the consumers are the same: they want new things, they want cheap things, they want good things, they want unique things. If we can create these kind of things for consumers, they will come.”
– Jack Ma
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“When we first started our internet company, ‘China Pages’, in 1995, and we were just making home pages for a lot of Chinese companies. We went to the big owners, the big companies, and they didn’t want to do it. We go to state-owned companies, and they didn’t want to do it. Only the small and medium companies really want to do it.”
– Jack Ma
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“I don’t think I’m a workaholic. Every weekend, I invite my colleagues and friends to my home to play cards. And people, my neighbors, are always surprised because I live on the second floor apartment, and there are usually 40 pairs of shoes in front of my gate, and people play cards inside and play chess. We have a lot of fun.”
– Jack Ma
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“Alibaba spends money on improving the products and services, not on kickbacks. That’s a good thing. It’s called a value system, and because of that, we get more and more small- to medium-sized companies to support us in China.”
– Jack Ma

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