In the world of internet, everything is possible. If there is someone for whom this story holds true, it is Jack Ma. The Chinese man who was rejected a job at KFC in China has gone on to become owner of the most profitable e-commerce chain in AliBaba. The idea that initial began as a B2B is now part of the B2C business as well through AliExpress.

Jack Ma is certainly an inspiration to many in China and also around the world. His story certainly shows that anything is possible if you the right vision and the right idea at the right time. From being on the cover of Forbes to set a record at the New York Stock Exchange through it’s IPO, Jack Ma has done it all.

He is certainly one success story that should inspire every founder of a startup and an entrepreneur in general.

Here are some of the best quotes by Jack Ma that will inspire you to begin working right away.

“If we are a good team and known what we want to do, one of us can defeat ten of them.”

jack ma quote about team dynamics

“If you want to grow, find a good opportunity. Today, if you want to be a great company, think about what social problem you could solve.”

jack ma quote on social problem solving

“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.”

jack ma quote on not giving up

“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.”

jack ma quote on failure

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

jack ma quote on vision

“A peace talk is always difficult, always complicated.”

jack ma quote on peace talk

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

jack ma quote on focus

“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.”

“In carrying out e-commerce, the most important thing is to keep doing what you are doing right now with passion, to keep it up.”

jack ma quote on passion

“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 quote on being tough

Instead of learning from other people’s success, learn from their mistakes. Most of the people who fail share common reasons(to fail) whereas success can be attributed to various different kinds of reasons.

jack ma on learning from failure

You’ve to make consumers smart. An e-commerce portal doesn’t sell a product at cheaper rates, instead an offline shop sells it at a costlier prices.

jack ma quote about ecommerce

Today, making money is very simple. But making sustainable money while being responsible to the society and improving the world is very difficult.

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.

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.

Opportunity lies in the place where the complaints are.

If you’ve never tried, how will you ever know if there’s any chance?


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