Jack Ma started the multinational technology conglomerate, Alibaba in the year 1999. From being a lecturer in English to one of the wealthiest men in China, he made history.
Jack Ma has an inspirational journey for all the young entrepreneurs and anyone aiming to be the next billionaire. He is an entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist. Born in not so well-to-do family, Jack not only made a mark but also made money.
In September 2018, he announced that he would retire from Alibaba and pursue educational work, philanthropy, and environmental causes.
Jack Ma is a global ambassador for Chinese business. He was listed as one of the world’s most powerful people. Forbes ranked him 1st on its “World’s Most Powerful People” list in the year 2019.
In 2019, Forbes named jack Ma in its list of “Asia’s 2019 Heroes of Philanthropy” and awarded him the Malcolm S. Forbes Lifetime Achievement Award for his work supporting underprivileged communities in China, Africa, Australia, and the Middle East.
His contribution in fighting back against the COVID-19 pandemic in July 2020 was appreciated by a first-class medal from King Abdullah II.
As of January 2021, with a net worth of $58.3 billion, Ma is the third-wealthiest person in China. His achievement and works are acknowledged and honored worldwide.
I have listed the best quotes by Jack Ma on life, Success, Failure, Entrepreneurship, and work.
This will encourage you to start your entrepreneur journey from Jack Ma’s life and experiences.
Quotes on Entrepreneurship
1. “We will make it because we are young and we will never give up.”
2. “A peace talk is always difficult, always complicated.”
3. “When we have money, we start making mistakes.”
4. “We are never in lack of money. We lack people with dreams, who can die for those dreams.”
5. “Never give up. Today is hard, tomorrow will be worse, but the day after tomorrow will be sunshine.”
6. “If you have a different mindset, you will have a different outcome.”
7. “My job is to help more people have jobs.”
8. “If you don’t give up, you still have a chance. Giving up is the greatest failure.”
9. “On the path to success, you will notice that the successful ones are not whiners, nor do they complain often.”
10. “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.”
11. “If we are a good team and know what we want to do, one of us can defeat ten of them.”
12. “Instead of learning from other people’s success, learn from their mistakes.”
13. “If you are a wolf chasing rabbits, focus on one rabbit. Change yourself to catch the rabbit, but don’t change rabbits.”
14. “A real businessman or entrepreneur has no enemies. Once he understands this, the sky’s the limit.”
15. “I don’t want people to have deep pockets but shallow minds.”
16. “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.”
Quotes on Management by Jack Ma
17. “30% of all people will never believe you. Do not allow your colleagues and employees to work for you. Instead, let them work for a common goal.”
18. “If you want to win in the 21st century, you have to empower others, making sure other people are better than you. Then you will be successful.”
19. “A leader should never compare his technical skills with his employees.”
20. “You should learn from your competitor, but never copy. Copy and you die.”
21. “Today, making money is very simple. But making sustainable money while being responsible to the society and improving the world is very difficult.”
22. “A good boss is better than a good company.”
23. “You never know that the things you’re doing are that meaningful to society.”
24. “If you view everyone as your enemies then everyone around you will be enemies.”
25. “Only fools use their mouth to speak. A smart man uses his brain, and a wise man uses his heart.”
26. “You’ve to make consumers smart. An e-commerce portal doesn’t sell a product at cheaper rates, instead, an offline shop sells it at a costlier prices.”
Quotes on Success
27. “Forget about your competitors, just focus on your customers.”
28. “Success and profitability are outcomes of focusing on customers and employees, not objectives.”
29. “Never ever do business with the government. Be in love with them, never marry them.”
30. “Never ever compete on prices, instead compete on services and innovation.”
31. “The opportunities that everyone cannot see are the real opportunities.”
32. “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.”
33. “I call myself a blind man riding on a blind tiger.”
34. “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.”
35. “You’ve got to make your team have value, innovation, and vision.”
36. “If the customer loves you, the government will have to love you.”
37. “You need the right people with you, not the best people.”
38. “I’m not a tech guy. I’m looking at the technology with the eyes of my customers, normal people’s eyes.”
39. “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.”
40. “A leader should have higher grit and tenacity, and be able to endure what the employees can’t.”
Quotes on Life by Jack Ma
41. “The very important thing you should have is patience.”
42. “You never know how much can you do in your life.”
43. “We appreciate yesterday, but we’re looking for a better tomorrow.”
44. “Life is so short, so beautiful. Don’t be so serious about work. Enjoy life.”
45. “Today is cruel. Tomorrow is crueler and the day after tomorrow is beautiful.”
46. “If you have never tried, how will you ever know if there’s any chance?”
47. “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.”
48. “You should always have the dream you saw on the first day. It’ll keep you motivated and rescue you from any weak thoughts.”
49. “When people think too highly of you, you have the responsibility to calm down and be yourself.”
50. “Once in your life, try something. Work hard at something. Try to change. Nothing bad can happen.”
51. “When you are small, you have to be very focused and rely on your brain, not your strength.”
52. “Your attitude is more important than your capabilities. Similarly, your decision is more important than your capabilities.”
53. “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).”
54. “I don’t want to be liked. I want to be respected.”
55. “Opportunity lies in the place where the complaints are.”
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