Random Thoughts on Alibaba: The House that Jack Ma Built

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On Alibaba: The House that Jack Ma Built by Duncan Clark: Jack Ma is impressive. He was an English teacher before he became an entrepreneur. Baka may pag-asa pa ako! He befriended an Australian family to practice his English. His letters to them had spaces in between the lines so that they could comment on his English. The Australian family gave him money when he needed it. It’s important for him to take care of his customers and employees.

He knows how to network with the Chinese government. The discussions on the Alipay controversy and partnerships between a firm he owns and Alibaba makes me think that he could be corrupt. I’ll read up more about that. The writer of this book is not a journalist so I don’t know what method he used to write this book. Is it all secondary sources? Did he even interview Jack Ma? But, all in all, it was a good read as Jack Ma and Alibaba are really interesting.

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