25 Quotes From Alibaba Founder Jack Ma To Motivate Every Entrepreneur

July 28, 2017

Jack Ma is a Chinese billionaire who founded several highly successful global IT companies. He is well known for his first company Alibaba, which he founded back in 1999 despite his idea being criticized by majority of his friends. After the success of Alibaba, Jack Ma founded and invested in several other IT companies such as Taobao, Alipay and AliExpress. Today, Alibaba Group is the world’s sixth-largest internet company by revenue.

In this article, we want to share some of the most inspiring quotes from the richest man in China.

1. “You need the right people with you, not the best people.”

2. “Never give up. Today is hard, tomorrow will be worse, but the day after tomorrow will be sunshine.”

3. “Never ever compete on prices, instead compete on services and innovation.”

4. “We are never in lack of money. We lack people with dreams, who can die for those dreams.”

5. “If you don’t give up, you still have a chance. Giving up is the greatest failure.”

6. “You should learn from your competitor. But never copy, copy and you die.”

7. “They called me crazy Jack. I think crazy is good. We’re crazy but we’re not stupid.”

8. “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.”

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

10. “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.”

11. “You cannot unify everyone’s thoughts, but you can unify everyone through a common goal.”

12. “A leader should be a visionary and have more foresight than an employee.”

13. “The world will not remember what you say, but it will not forget what you have done.”

14. “Never ever do business with the government. Be in love with them, never marry them.”

15. “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.”

16. “Once in your life, try something. Work hard at something. Try to change. Nothing bad can happen.”

17. “The opportunities that everyone cannot see are the real opportunities.”

18. “If you view everyone as your enemies then everyone around you will be enemies.”

19. “Don’t hire the most qualified, hire the craziest.”

20. “Opportunity lies in the place where the complaints are.”

21. “Only fools use their mouth to speak. A smart man uses his brain, and a wise man uses his heart.”

22. “When you have 1 million dollars, that is your money. When you have 1 billion dollars, that is not your money. That is the trust society gives you.”

23. “We will make it because we are young and we will never, never give up.”

24. “If there are nine rabbits on the ground and you want to catch one, just focus on one.”

25. “Life is so short, so beautiful. Don’t be so serious about work. Enjoy the lives.”

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