alibaba (1).docx - 1)Alibaba management practices go back to martial arts Many Alibaba executives have a nickname related to Kung Fu history The

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1)Alibaba management practices go back to martial arts Many Alibaba executives have a nickname related to Kung Fu history. The nickname of Jack Ma himself - 风 清 扬 (Fēng Qīngyáng) - is the name of the legendary fighter, a hero of ancient Chinese literature, known for his strength, independence and unpredictability. This nickname is even written on his business card. The head of Alibaba simply adores military management practices. He once said: “Armies almost always have specific goals and are result-oriented. For example, the People’s Liberation Army of China was armed with the goals and ideas of Mao Zedong, and therefore succeeded. " Alibaba workers can feel the boss’s militaristic spirit every day. When Ma fired the director of the online store, he even burst into tears because of the stiffness of the head of the company. “Alibaba’s structure is as hierarchical as possible,” one company employee said in an interview with Chinese reporters. The cult of the founder here is like religion. Perhaps that is why Jack Ma himself holds an annual mass wedding ceremony for his subordinates. 2)Crisis situations and ways out of them In fact, Ma never grabbed stars from the sky. He frankly did not study at school and regularly failed important exams. With great difficulty and not the first time, Ma entered the institute. On his first attempt, he passed the math exam by just 1 point out of 120. At least 10 times Jack tried to enter Harvard, but could not overcome this line. And before getting a job as an English teacher, Ma received about three dozen refusals when trying to get a job, he was not even taken by the assistant manager at KFC. However, even in such dark times, suffering one failure after another, Jack Ma did not stop believing in himself and did not despair. Persistence in the struggle against life's troubles and perseverance in achieving their goals are perhaps the main qualities that allowed Ma to become one of the richest people in the world. No wonder his favorite movie character is Forest Gump. For more than 20 years in business, Jack Ma, like any other entrepreneur, regularly makes mistakes and fails. The first Internet company he created, the China Pages Business Directory, was unsuccessful and quickly closed. Alibaba came to payback only three years after its creation and failed miserably the first attempt to expand into the United States market.
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“Until you give up, you have a chance. The most serious failure is admitting defeat, ”says Jack. Staying true to this motto, Ma accepts every defeat with honor,
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