from Sil Vy Biz Journal 18 Sep 14 enhanced by Peter/CXO Wiz4biz
Alibaba chairman, Jack Ma is a Billionaire Entrepreneur about to take his company public on the New York Stock Exchange. But at one time, he was an English teacher, and he has a way with words, as Wall Street investors and others now know. Here are a few of his best Quotes.
“I’m not really a tech guy. I’m looking at technology with the eyes of my (often non-techie) customers”.
“I don’t want to be liked, I want to be respected”.
“I don’t care that much about Revenues. If we give our customers good “value”, they’ll give us good revenue”
“When if first started, no one believed Alibaba would succeed”.
“You should learn from your Competitor, but never copy – innovate”.
“One of the most important things is to have the Patience for customers to “discover” you”.
“If I can’t help Alibaba become a Micro-soft or Wal-mart, I would regret it, for the rest of my life”.
“Since I’ll have plenty of money, I’m going to enjoy some other things apart from business”.
“One of the things I want to do is, help people learn about Democracy and having the freedom to start their own business”
Alibaba’s IPO could be the biggest in history at $24B. They operate leading online & mobile market places in the retail & wholesale trade, as well as cloud computing and other services. Alibaba provides technology & services to enable consumers, merchants, & other participants to conduct E-commerce globally.
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