#WednesdayWisdom: Let’s get to know Jack Ma, Chinese founder of #Alibaba! 🇨🇳 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Jack is no less than a #genius and his journey to success is literally a rags-to-riches story. Today, he’s China's richest man with a #networth of $48 billion. From @alibabaus rise, he’s a #GlobalIcon in #entrepreneurship, one of the world's most influential #leaders, and a #philanthropist known for expounding his unique #philosophy of business by offering lectures, enlightenments and #advices throughout his life career. With hundreds of #honorable awards, it’s no surprise this month, he was ranked 2nd in Fortune's 2017 "World's 50 Greatest Leaders" list! 🌏👏
#FunFact: Using #SelfEducation, Ma studied English at a young age by conversing daily with English-speakers at the #Hangzhou hotel, a 70 minute bike ride from his home. For 9 years, he would give free tours around the city to #improve his English.
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A special ‘#DPNation Recognition’ for his efforts promoting #FemaleEntrepreneurship by showcasing its own gender #diversity, which outperforms most tech companies. As of last year, women made up almost 34% of Alibaba’s high-level managers, a third of its founding partners, and 40% of its total workforce are women! Jack is well-known to #EmbraceDiversity through his #actions, #results, & #influence by openly sharing his thoughts:
“I feel proud that more than 34% of senior management are women. They really make this company’s yin & yang balanced... Women balance the logic & the instinct. I would say this is the ‘Secret Sauce’ of our company.” 🤝💭📈
#Visionary ~ #LearnFromFailure ~ #Perseverance