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 don't give up, you still have a chance.
You should learn from your competitor, but never copy. Copy and you die.
If we are a good team and know what we want to do, one of us can defeat tons of them.
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.
Today is cruel. Tomorrow is crueller. And the day after tomorrow is beautiful.
A peace talk is always difficult, always complicated.
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.
The very important thing you should have is patience.
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.
We will make it because we are young and we will never, never give up.
The most important thing is to keep trying...
I want people to learn what democracy means.
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 8-5 spirit, then we should just go and do something else.
Without internet, there would have been no Jack Ma, and no Alibaba or Taobao.
If Alibaba cannot become a Microsoft or Walmart, I will regret it for the rest of my life.
Alibaba is an ecosystem that helps small business to grow.
I wanted to have a global company, so I chose a global name. Alibaba is easy to spell, and people everywhere associate that with "Open, Sesame," the command that Ali Baba used to open doors to hidden treasures in One Thousand and One Nights.
My dream was to set up my own e-commerce company. In 1999, I gathered 18 people in my apartment and spoke to them for two hours about my vision. Everyone put their money on the table, and that got us $60,000 to start Alibaba. I wanted to have a global company, so I chose a global name.
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.