At (video) 6:40 mins, Jack Ma said the success of Alibaba is as if aided by someone from “the sky” “成事在天”, even he the founder (together with his 17 students as co-founders) didn’t expect Alibaba to be so big today – will be the “5th Economy” in the world (after USA, China, Japan, EU) in the next 30 years.
Valuable Key Points To Take-away :
- Failures or Setbacks are the “Mother” of Success (失败乃成功之母) . He failed 3 times in”Gaokao” (高考 China Entrance Exams to universities), rejected 10 times by Harvard Business School, jobs in hotel and the only applicant rejected by McDonald’s due to his not-so-handsome appearance.
- Don’t have to be very smart, excellent academic credential, or very rich. Just have a will to succeed based on a strong vision, make many mistakes yet not discouraged but persevere.
- The graduates from top universities (北大, 清华, Harvard etc) should…
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