There was a great interview of Jack Ma on Charlie Rose — Ma is the Founder and Chairman of the leading Chinese Internet company Alibaba.
Ma is clearly an evolved thinker. Here are some highlights:
“I’ve seen people make a fortune catching shrimps (small customers) but never make a fortune catching sharks and whales (big customers).”
“To be a great company, think about what social problem you can solve.”
“Anything happening in the USA will happen in China (cloud computing, mobile).”
“We should surpass Microsoft and Walmart (in size)”
“I would regret if we can’t be bigger than Walmart”…because Taobao and Alibaba goes after both businesses and consumers (while Walmart sold only to consumers).
“I’ve never thought the money I have belongs to me…it belongs to society.”
“You have a couple of million you’re a rich guy” (I think he’s saying that you don’t need any more than that for yourself)
“You have $20 to 30 million it’s capital” (presumably for a business)
“You have $100 million, it’s a social responsibility.” (i.e. you should give it back)
He certainly speaks like a true leader.Tweet Comment