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Jack Ma: Founder and CEO of the Alibaba Group


Jack Ma: Founder and CEO of the Alibaba Group

Author: Chen Wei
Order No. 1105
ISBN-13: 9781931907200
ISBN-10: 193190720X
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: Homa & Sekey Books
Pub Year: 2014
Language: English
Size: 6 x 9
Page: 208
Price: $27.95. You pay only $16.77 (after 40% discount).

Jack Ma is the founder and CEO of the Alibaba Group, a privately owned Internet-based e-commerce company in China whose sales are estimated to be bigger than its American competitors eBay and Amazon.com combined. This book unveils Jack Ma’s thousand faces in real life from different angles, and it reveals a Jack Ma different from your imagination. “Witty Jack Ma,” “cheerful Jack Ma,” “naughty Jack Ma,” and “arrogant Jack Ma”... It's not just a book, but more like a movie from which you can approach Jack Ma and understand Alibaba through sounds, colors, and expressions among many other elements.

There are no tedious doctrines, only amusing details; no inscrutable theories, only popular, hearty statements. Through day-to-day trivial matters, the author makes an account of the “cute” side of Jack Ma which surprises you and inspires you: Oh, my gracious! Jack Ma is such a person, so sensible and so touching…

Chen Wei graduated from the Department of Information Science and Electronic Engineering of Zhejiang University in 1988. He joined the “Hangzhou English Club” evening school in 1992 as a student of the English teacher Jack Ma. Three years later, Jack Ma started his business ventures and disbanded the English Club. However, he continued his close association with the author ever since. In April 2008, Chen Wei became a member of the Alibaba Group and to this day, as Jack Ma’s assistant. Prior to that, Chen had been on the production team of several well-known TV series in China such as Sword Stained with Royal Blood, The Deer and the Cauldron, and Paladins in Troubled Times.


Jack Ma once said his dream was that Alibaba would become the largest publicly listed Chinese non-state-owned company. It seems that his wildest dream is coming true!

Ma is a larger-than-life figure who has been likened to the godfather of Chinese entrepreneurship and attracted the loyalty of employees and customers alike with a showmanship that sometimes borders on the bizarre.
—The Washington Post

If Alibaba has been a success story for its founder, Jack Ma, it has also helped to spawn thousands of successful businesses around the world.
—The Times Ma—known as “Crazy Jack” because of his brash personality and iconoclasm—is emblematic of the new Chinese business leaders who aren’t afraid to break the rules. Ma is making his name in the West as he takes on the China operations of giants such as eBay and Google.

11 Main is being launched as Alibaba, China's largest e-commerce company, is preparing to go public in New York in what could be one of the largest initial public offerings in U.S. history.
—Wall Street Journal

Alibaba’s genius has been in recognizing and constantly adapting to society’s evolving views about shopping. The company has been adept at finding the reasons that people might be suspicious about spending money, then looking for novel fixes.
—New York Times

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