After Chinese ecommerce portal Alibaba went on to create history being the biggest IPO ever worth $25 billion in initial opening, Jack Ma has become a common name on all media websites. Jack Ma or Ma Yun, as his Chinese name reads, is the Executive Chairman of Alibaba Group.
Jack Ma started off by learning English in his earlier days by talking to foreign visitors who would visit the picturesque land of Hangzhou in China. It was only his determination to learn English which made him a tourist guide to most English speaking travelers who came to his homeland. Ma later enrolled at the Hanzough Teacher’s Institute but failed twice before graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in English in 1988. Failures sure are stepping stones to succeeds, Ma would agree. He later became a professor of international trades in the Hangzhou Dianzi University.
The man inspires everybody else to think big and not bound by their own limitations. In no particular order, here is presenting some of Jack Ma’s inspiring quotes.
The very important thing you should have is patience. [Tweet This]
If there are nice rabbits on the ground and if you want to catch one, just focus on one. [Tweet This]
Today is cruel. Tomorrow is crueler. And the day after tomorrow is beautiful. [Tweet This]
A leader should be a visionary and have more foresight than an employee.
No matter how successful you are in your career, you must always remember that we are here to live. If you keep yourself busy working, you will surely regret it.
Only fools use their mouth to speak. A smart man uses his brain, and a wise man uses his heart. [Tweet This]
A real businessman or entrepreneur has no enemies. Once he understands this, then sky’s the limit.
On the path to success, you will notice that the successful ones are not whiners, nor do they complain often.
The opportunities that everyone cannot see are the real opportunities. [Tweet This]
You should find someone who has complementary skills to start a company with. You shouldn’t necessarily look for someone successful. Find the right people, not the best people.
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-to-5 spirit, then we should just go and do something else.”
If we are a good team and known what we want to do, one of us can defeat ten of them. [Tweet This]
You should learn from your competitor, but never copy. Copy and you die. [Tweet This]
If You’re Poor At 35, You Deserve It. [Tweet This]
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.
If you view everyone as your enemies, everyone around you will be your enemies. [Tweet This]
The world will not remember what you say, but it will certainly not forget what you have done. [Tweet This]
What is failure: Giving up is the greatest failure. [Tweet This]
When you are competing with one another, don’t bring hatred along. Hatred will take you down. [Tweet This]