Jack Ma

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  • Don't try to be the best, be the first. Be the first to change, be the first to take the challenge, be the first one to overcome the difficulties, because the best of person there's only one Olympic champion. I don't think I'm lucky enough to be that but I can always try the new things and don't give up believing because you are so unique, everybody's unique. Be yourself is always the key.
  • I happened to be in San Francisco that day, I had lunch and a waitress come, and I asked her do you know about Alibaba? She said 'yes' I said what is Alibaba? She said 'open sesame'. Good.
  • I learned a lot of things from movies. I learned how to make a speech from the movie called Bodyguard, Whitney Houston. When she sings the songs I look at her and wow, that's the way you make a speech, because I never know how to make a speech because I'm not an actor, but when I saw the movie I said wow. If you sing from your heart, if you sing naturally, if you are yourself, you realise.
  • I learned my English by myself when I was twelve years old. For whatever reason I don't know I just fell in love with the language. Every morning from five o'clock I rode a bicycle about forty minutes to the Hangzhou hotel looking for foreign tourists to teach me English. I showed them around the city and they taught me English.