Jack Ma Quotes

A leader should have higher endurance and ability to accept and embrace failure.

Always let your employees come to work with a smile.

Don’t even trust that you are able to unify what everyone is thinking; it is impossible

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

I absolutely don’t have $20 billion. But I’d love to, right?

Find the right people, not the best people.

The most unreliable thing in this world is human relationships.

The opportunities that everyone cannot see are the real opportunities.

“A leader should have higher grit and tenacity, and be able to endure what the employees can’t.”

“The quality of a good leader therefore is his vision, tenacity, and his capability.”

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

“A leader should never compare his technical skills with his employee’s.”

Even if your competitor is still small in size or weak, you should take him seriously and treat him as a giant. Likewise, even if your competitor is massive in size, you shouldn’t regard yourself as a weakling.

What starting your company means: you will lose your stable income, your right to apply for a leave of absence, and your right to get a bonus. However, it also means your income will no longer be limited, you will use your time more effectively, and you will no longer need to beg for favors from people anymore.

“I never thought the money I have belongs to me. It belongs to society.”

“I believe when you have $1 million, that’s your money – when you have $20 million, you start to have a problem. When you have $1 billion, that’s not your money, that’s the trust society gave you. They believe you can manage the money better than the government and others.”

“The business schools teach a lot of skills about how to make money and how to run a business. But I want to tell people that if you want to run a business, you have to run the value first, to serve the others, to help the others – that’s the key.”

A real businessman or entrepreneur has no enemies. Once he understands this, the sky’s the limit.

If there are over 90% of the crowd saying “Yes” to approving a proposal, I will surely dispose the proposal into the bin. The reason is simple: if there are so many people who thinks that the proposal is good, surely there will be many people who would have been working on it, and the opportunity no longer belongs to us.