"Jack Maa" - The Awesome Guy
#JackMaa is one of my favorite role model.
As an adolescent & a young person he displayed no outward traits that the world look for identifying ‘successful’ people. But he went on to launch the largest #IPO in the history of US.
Normally successful people succeed in most things they attempt; Jack Maa failed in most things he attempted –he failed his college entrance examination 3x; received 30 job rejections, including KFC; Harvard rejected his application 10x. Today #Harvard does a case study on #Alibaba, a company he went on to found. He is ranked among the richest person in #China.
Jack Maa life should be a source of inspiration & motivation for us. It should inspires us to believe in ourselves, no matter how many failures we have encountered in the past; to continue to pursue our goals with conviction no matter how many rejections the cruel world has heaped on us; continue to relentlessly pursue our dreams no matter how often they have been crushed in the past.
Permit me to introduce you to the thinking of Jack Maa, available to us through his public statements. It will give you a ‘peep’ into his mind & his way of thinking.
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).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.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.When you are small, you have to be very focused and rely on your brain, not your strength.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.It’s very difficult to know the outside world, but you know yourself. If I know myself better, I can change myself to meet the outside worldYou never know how much can you do in your life.
2. #PersistenceNever give up. Today is hard, tomorrow will be worse, but the day after tomorrow will be sunshine.If you’ve never tried, how will you ever know if there’s any chance?If you don’t give up, you still have a chance. Giving up is the greatest failure.
You need the right people with you, not the best people.Never ever compete on prices, instead compete on services and innovation.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.Today, making money is very simple. But making sustainable money while being responsible to the society and improving the world is very difficult.If we are a good team and know what we want to do, one of us can defeat ten of them.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.A real businessperson / entrepreneur makes no enemy, once he understands that then sky os the limit.If the customer loves you, the government will have to love you.Never ever do business with the government. Be in love with them, never marry them. We should never finish a 20 year program in two year.Opportunity lies in the place where the complaints are.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.We’re never in lack of money. We lack people with dreams, (people) who can die for those dreams.We make mistakes when we have money.You should learn from your competitor, but never copy. Copy and you die.
A word of caution. Please do not copy Jack Maa’s way of thinking blindly;– read them, absorb them & if after that they still make sense go ahead & make it a part of your life & start living them.
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