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30 Inspirational Jack Ma quotes – How to succeed in business ethically

We’ve compiled a list of Jack Ma quotes about building a successful business and creating wealth. Jack Ma is the founder of Alibaba Group, a Chinese e-commerce company.

The Chinese businessman started his career as an English teacher and soon transitioned into a successful entrepreneur who is now worth $29.3 billion USD, making him the 18th richest man in the world.

Top 30 Jack Ma quotes 

1. “My job is to help more people have jobs.” – Jack Ma

2. “We’re never in lack of money. We lack people with dreams, (people) who can die for those dreams.” – Jack Ma

3. “My dream was to set up my 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.” – Jack Ma

4. “A lot of people complain about yesterday. We have no power to change yesterday. But this very day, 30 years later, is what we can control and decide. Change yourself, take baby steps, and stay determined for ten years.” – Jack Ma

5. “If we got to work at 8 am and go home at 5 pm, 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.” – Jack Ma

6. “Don’t complain; you can find opportunities.” – Jack Ma

7. “Opportunities lie in the place where the complaints are.”- Jack Ma

8. “I’m not a tech guy. I’m looking at the technology with the eyes of my customers, normal people’s eyes.” – Jack Ma

9. “I’m a normal guy.” – Jack Ma

10. “Never ever compete on prices, instead compete on services and innovation.” – Jack Ma

Video below – Jack Ma gives advice to young people

11. “I am doing (action) while you’re only watching.” – Jack Ma

12. “The world will not remember what you say, but it will certainly not forget what you have done.” – Jack Ma

13. “Go big or go home. Otherwise, you are wasting your youth.” – Jack Ma

14. “You will never learn to swim until you are in the water.” – Jack Ma

15. “When you are small, you have to be very focused and rely on your brain, not your strength.” – Jack Ma

16. “Make enough mistakes. Any mistake is a wonderful revenue for you.” – Jack Ma

17. “If you view everyone as your enemies than everyone around you will be enemies.” – Jack Ma

18. “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

19. “If you want to win in the 21st century, you have to empower others, making sure other people are better than you are. Then you will be successful.” – Jack Ma

20. “Never give up. Today is hard, tomorrow will be worse, but the day after tomorrow will be sunshine.” – Jack Ma

21. “If you don’t do it, nothing is possible. If you try to do it, at least you have hope.” – Jack Ma

22. “Giving up is the greatest failure.” – Jack Ma

23. “If you don’t give up, you still have a chance.” – Jack Ma

24. “You should learn from your competitor but never copy. Copy and you die.” – Jack Ma

25. “Nobody knows the future. You can only create the future.” – Jack Ma

26. “The very important thing you should have is patience.” – Jack Ma

27. “Success and profitability are outcomes of focusing on customers and employees, not objectives.” – Jack Ma

28. “You need the right people with you, not the best people.” – Jack Ma

29. “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

30. “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

31. “Life is so short, so beautiful. Don’t be so serious about work. Enjoy the lives.” – Jack Ma



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