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15 of the best quotes from Jack Ma’s interview at Davos

Steven Millward


Steven Millward
11:28 pm on Jan 23, 2015



Alibaba founder and chairman Jack Ma returned to Davos today for the
first time in years for a chat. Interviewed by CBS’s Charlie Rose, Ma –
chatty and eminently quotable as ever – talked about his early days as
an entrepreneur, the origins of Alibaba, and some more contemporary
issues as well.





Here are 15 of his best quotes:


Ma returned to many of his favorite themes, such as how the
marketplace model that Alibaba uses with its many estores can enable
small companies and merchants to do business online. He expects
ecommerce to be totally mainstream soon so that the word doesn’t need to
be used.



15 of the best quotes from Jack Ma’s interview at Davos


This is how he described Alibaba’s record-breaking IPO in which the company raised about US$21.8 billion.


15 of the best quotes from Jack Ma’s interview at Davos


He talked about rejection and early failures with school tests and
finding his first job – including one as a server at a branch of KFC in
his hometown, Hangzhou:



15 of the best quotes from Jack Ma’s interview at Davos


Ma emphasized the early challenges of building trust in ecommerce,
especially in China. “How can you do things online unless you trust?” he
asked. He then illustrated that by saying…



15 of the best quotes from Jack Ma’s interview at Davos


He said that a government could never create ecommerce, but he still
feels “responsibility” to educate the government about how ecommerce can
benefit people. Despite that, he’s not too keen on being called upon by
them.



15 of the best quotes from Jack Ma’s interview at Davos


On the topic of privacy and security, he said that Alibaba has not
yet been in the position of handing over user data to the Chinese
government. But Ma said he would cooperate if it related to national
security, anti-terrorism, or a specific crime. Focusing on privacy, Ma
added that he’s “fully confident” of a breakthrough in web privacy and
security “in the next 10 to 15 years,” saying: “Today we may not have
the solutions, we do not have the answers. But I believe our young
people have the solutions.”



15 of the best quotes from Jack Ma’s interview at Davos


Then he launched into talking about Alibaba then and now, referencing the time that TIME magazine descibed him as crazy…


15 of the best quotes from Jack Ma’s interview at Davos


15 of the best quotes from Jack Ma’s interview at Davos


15 of the best quotes from Jack Ma’s interview at Davos


Rose then asked Ma about tai chi, the martial art that he practices. He used the art to draw a comparison with doing business.



15 of the best quotes from Jack Ma’s interview at Davos


Ma said that he started out trying to change the world but then later
realized that it’s people who need to change so as to effect change.



15 of the best quotes from Jack Ma’s interview at Davos


Ma then delved into some stats, saying that 47 percent of Alibaba’s
employees are women; 33 percent of management are women; and 24 percent
of senior management are women. He explained that women think about
others more, so they’re crucial to a good business.



15 of the best quotes from Jack Ma’s interview at Davos


15 of the best quotes from Jack Ma’s interview at Davos


Ma and Rose ended the chat on the subject of China’s slowing GDP
growth. The double-digit growth has now given way to about seven percent
expansion, and Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang recently embraced this
by saying that China’s economy is entering a “new normal”
of slower but healthier growth. Ma agreed that it’s more sustainable,
particularly with regard China’s environment, hinting at environmental
concerns he has expressed numerous times over the past few years.



15 of the best quotes from Jack Ma’s interview at Davos


15 of the best quotes from Jack Ma’s interview at Davos


The full session runs to 45 minutes. The embed code isn’t working well, so go check out the video here.

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