50 Most Inspirational Pearls Of Wisdom of Jack Ma That Can Change Your Life. 3

As I am getting older and being more experienced with the world, I am thinking more often to realize how little I know about this world and how small I am in this ever challenging world. Whenever I feel like that, I like to watch inspirational documentaries and this time it was about Jack Ma (马云).

Jack Ma, one-time English teacher who became one of the most successful entrepreneurs of the world, is the founder of Alibaba Group, the largest e-commerce company of the World. His name as well as the Company name may not be familiar in North America but there was over $420 billion in sales on Alibaba in 2014 which is more than quadruple of Amazon and EBay sales combined that year. Just like Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, Jack Ma is a fascinating visionary and also a philanthropist who donated $2.4 billion to his charitable trust in 2014. But more importantly, his humble success taught us a lesson that normal people can do astonishing things and I wanted to share his 50 pearls of wisdom that can change our lives forever.


  1. Jack Ma cover page

  2. A leader should have higher grit and tenacity, and be able to endure what the employees can’t.

  3. Adopt and change before any major trends or changes.

  4. Opportunity lies in the place where the complaints are.

  5. Your attitude is more important than your capabilities. Similarly, your decision is more important than your capabilities!

  6. Life is so short, so beautiful. Don’t be so serious about work. Enjoy the lives.

  7. Never ever compete on prices, instead compete on services and innovation.

  8. If you want to win in the 21st century, you have to empower others making sure other people are better than you are. Then you will be successful.

  9. If you don’t give up, you still have a chance. Giving up is the greatest failure.

  10. I will forgive you if you make mistakes, but I will never forgive you if you don’t do anything.

  11. A leader should have higher endurance and ability to accept and embrace failure.

  12. What starting your company means: you will lose your stable income, your right to apply for a leave of absence, and your right to get a bonus. However, it also means your income will no longer be limited, you will use your time more effectively, and you will no longer need to beg for favours from people anymore. If you have a different mindset, you will have a different outcome: if you make different choices from your peers, your life will then be different from your peers.jackma 2

  13. If you’ve never tried, how will you ever know if there’s any chance?

  14. A leader should be a visionary and have more foresight than an employee.

  15. You need the right people with you, not the best people.

  16. 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.

  17. Remember that your past successes may lead to your future failure. However, if you learn a lesson from every failure then you may ultimately succeed.

  18. When you are small, you have to be very focused and rely on your brain, not your strength.

  19. If the customer loves you, the government will have to love you.

  20. You should learn from your competitor, but never copy. Copy and you die.

  21. Once you have been through hardships, grievances and disappointments, only then will you understand what is resilience.

  22. They call me crazy Jack. I think crazy is good. We are crazy but we are not stupid.

  23. 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.

  24. Today, making money is very simple. But making sustainable money while being responsible to the society and improving the world is very difficult.jack ma

  25. We are never in lack of money. We lack of people with dreams, who can die for those dreams.

  26. The world will not remember what you say, but it will certainly not forget what you have done.

  27. Competition is similar to playing a board of chess. If you lose, we can always have another round. Both players should never fight.

  28. Never give up. Today is hard, tomorrow will be worse, but the day after tomorrow will be sunshine.

  29. No matter how successful you are in your career, you must always remember that we are here to live. If you keep yourself busy working, you will surely regret it.

  30. 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.

  31. You never know how much you can do in your life.

  32. 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.

  33. Even if your competitor is still small in size or weak, you should take him seriously and treat him as a giant. Likewise, even if your competitor is massive in size, you shouldn’t regard yourself as a weakling.

  34. 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.

  35. Customers should be number 1, Employees number 2, and then only your Shareholders come at number 3.

  36. 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.

  37. A real businessman or entrepreneur has no enemies. Once he understand this, the sky’s the limit.

  38. 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.jack ma 3

  39. You never know that the things you’re doing are that meaningful to society.

  40. Only fools use their mouth to speak. A smart man uses his brain, and a wise man uses his heart.

  41. Don’t even trust that you are able to unify what everyone is thinking; it is impossible. 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. It is a lot easier to unite the company under a common goal rather than uniting the company around a particular person.

  42. The opportunities that everyone cannot see are the real opportunities.

  43. A leader should never compare his technical skills with his employee’s. Your employee should have superior technical skills than you. If he doesn’t, it means you have hired the wrong person.

  44. One of the secret sauce of Alibaba’s success is that we have a lot of Women. 47 percent of Alibaba’s employees are women; 33 percent of management are women; and 24 percent of senior management are women. Women think about others more, so they’re crucial to a good business.

  45. You’ve got to make your team have value, innovation, and vision.

  46. If we want to change the world. We change ourselves… Changing the world is maybe Obama’s job.

  47. We appreciate yesterday, but we’re looking for a better tomorrow.

  48. If you don’t do it, nothing is possible.

  49. Always let your employees come to work with a smile.

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And here is Jack Ma on CBS’s 60 minutes that you will enjoy. Have you enjoyed the post? Then share the post with your Facebook friends, like my Facebook page and subscribe your emails below. Also your comments will be always greatly valued and appreciated!


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