BEST OF JACK MA QUOTES
1.“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.” – Jack Ma
2.“I try to make myself happy because I know that if I’m not happy, my colleagues are not happy and my shareholders are not happy and my customers are not happy.” – Jack Ma
3.“When we have money, we start making mistakes.” – Jack Ma
4.“Opportunity lies in the place where the complaints are.” – Jack Ma
5.“I want to change history, do something important in my life, and influence individuals like we have with millions of small businesses on Alibaba. Then they love and respect you because you made their life important.” – Jack Ma
6.“Today, making money is very simple. But making sustainable money while being responsible to the society and improving the world is very difficult.” – Jack Ma
7.I like to play cards. I’m not very good, because I don’t want to calculate, I just play by instinct. But I’ve learned a lot of business philosophy by playing poker.
8.“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.” – Jack Ma
9.If you want to invest in us, we believe customer number one, employee number two, shareholder number three. If they don’t want to buy that, that’s fine. If they regret, they can sell us.
10.“You never know how much can you do in your life.” – Jack Ma
11.“A peace talk is always difficult, always complicated.” – Jack Ma
12.“Life is so short, so beautiful. Don’t be so serious about work. Enjoy the lives.” – Jack Ma
13.“I don’t want to be liked. I want to be respected.” – Jack Ma
14.“I’m a normal guy.” – Jack Ma
15.“If you don’t give up, you still have a chance. Giving up is the greatest failure.” – Jack Ma
16.“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
17.“My job is to help more people have jobs.” – Jack Ma
18.“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
19.As a company, we have to be very transparent. We are in a business very related to finance, and I want this company to last long, and I want this company to be audited by everyone.
20.“I don’t want people (in China) to have deep pockets but shallow minds.” – Jack Ma
21.Consumption is still going up on Alibaba. This is because when the economy goes down people look online to Alibaba to buy cheaper things.
22.My job is making money, helping other people make money. I am spending money, trying to make sure more people get rich, because you cannot spend a lot of money, right? So my job is spending money, helping others. This is a headache.
23.You American people worry too much about the China economy. Every time you think China is a problem, we get better, but when you have a high expectation for China, China is always a problem.
24.“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.” – Jack Ma
25.“When you are small, you have to be very focused and rely on your brain, not your strength.” – Jack Ma
26.“We should never finish a 20 year program in two years.” – Jack Ma
27.“If you’ve never tried, how will you ever know if there’s any chance?” – Jack Ma
28.“Without internet, there would have been no Jack Ma, and no Alibaba or Taobao.” – Jack Ma
29.“Never ever do business with the government. Be in love with them, never marry them.” – Jack Ma
30.“I’m not a tech guy. I’m looking at the technology with the eyes of my customers, normal people’s eyes.” – Jack Ma