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In this lighthearted interview, Jack Ma, the charismatic founder of Alibaba and one of China’s richest people, discusses his philosophy on rejection, success and the future of e-commerce with US talk-show host Charlie Rose. Though Ma skirts the question of Chinese government protectionism, he appears humble and determined. getAbstract believes entrepreneurs and innovators in need of inspiration will appreciate the candid story of Ma’s journey.

About the Speaker

Jack Ma is the founder and executive chairman of Alibaba, a Chinese e-commerce company.



Alibaba, a Chinese e-commerce company, employs more than 30,000 people and serves 100 million shoppers each day. In September 2014, the firm launched the largest IPO in history and has one of the world’s largest market capitalizations. Alibaba earns revenue via advertising fees and transaction fees. Today, Alibaba’s founder, Ma Yun, or Jack Ma, believes the 15-year-old company is “still a baby” and will continue to grow. When Ma’s team started Alibaba, people were still discussing the merits of e-commerce. In years to come, Ma believes that e-commerce will be as ubiquitous as electricity.

Ma was born in 1964 in Hangzhou, China. Throughout...

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