Founder, CEO, and Chairman of Alibaba Group

Jack Ma (Ma Yun). He is the best example that you don’t have to be born in a billionaire family to be a billionaire. Jack Ma was rejected for over 30 jobs and in Harvard University before starting one of the largest e-commerce businesses in the World.

He is a Mentor, Entrepreneur, philanthropist, internet and technology entrepreneur. Jack Ma is also the founder and Chairman of Alibaba Group which is a conglomerate consisting of Alibaba, Aliexpress, Alipay, among others.

I consider jack as a role model for his humble growth and mentorship he offers the young people. Here are my top lessons and rules of success by Jack Ma.

Jack Ma Rules of Success in Business, Life, and Entrepreneurship

“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.” Jack Ma

“If you are poor a 35 you deserve it.” Jack Ma

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“Never give up. Today is hard tomorrow will be worse but the day after tomorrow will be sunshine.” Jack Ma

“Today is hard, tomorrow will be worse, but the day after tomorrow will be sunshine.”

“We are never in lack of money. Perhaps we lack people with dreams, who can die for those dreams.” Jack Ma

“If we want to change the world, we change ourselves.”

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“Help young people. Help small guys. Because small guys will be big. Young people will have the seed you bury in their minds, and when they grow up, they will change the world.” Jack Ma

“Before you’re 30, work for a small company, learn passion, and learn to dream.”

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

“I don’t want to be liked. I want to be respected.” Jack Ma

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“The world will not remember what you say, but it will not forget what you have done.” Jack Ma

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

“You should learn from your competitor. But never copy, copy and you die.” Jack Ma

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“I want to change history, do something important in my life, and influence individuals like we have with millions of small businesses on Alibaba. Then they love and respect you because you made their life important.” Jack Ma

“I never thought the money I have belongs to me. It belongs to society.”

“If you want to be a great company thinks about what social problem you can solve. It’s about solving the social problems.” Jack Ma

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“Today making money is very simple. But making sustainable money while being responsible to the society and improving the world is very difficult.”

“They called me crazy Jack. I think crazy is good. we’re crazy but we’re not stupid.” Jack Ma

“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 from any weak thoughts.”

“When you are small, you have to be very focused and rely on your brain, not your strength.” Jack Ma


Don’t let people who you look up to, whether it is your boss, parents, spouse or friends tell you that you can do it. If you strongly believe in your goals and dreams, just go ahead and do it!

You can’t out of life alive. Follow your dreams, believe and succeed.

Now it is your time to define your Why. If you can take it, you can make it. You can do it!

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