- Paperback: 304 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc; Reprint edition (3 May 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0062413414
- ISBN-13: 978-0062413413
- Product Dimensions: 1.7 x 13.5 x 20.3 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 222 g
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 13,973 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Alibaba: The House That Jack Ma Built Paperback – 23 May 2018
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"A fascinating new book."--The Economist
"This absorbing and well-written portrayal of Ma's character, and his role in Alibaba's development will appeal to a wide range of readers."--Library Journal
"Anybody who thinks the Chinese just copy or steal technology from the West should read this book and think again. Jack Ma is part Bill Gates, part Steve Jobs, part Larry Page, part Sergei Brin, and part Mark Zuckerberg all rolled into one."--Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP
"Useful, business-minded reporting on an unconventional corporate magnate, containing both corporate and human-interest perspectives."--Kirkus Reviews
"A must-read for anyone hoping to navigate China's new economy".--Financial Times
From the Back Cover
In just a decade and half, Jack Ma, a man from modest beginnings who started out as an English teacher, founded Alibaba and built it into one of the world’s largest companies, an e-commerce empire on which hundreds of millions of Chinese consumers depend.
Duncan Clark first met Jack in 1999 in the small apartment where Jack founded Alibaba. Granted unprecedented access to a wealth of new material including exclusive interviews, Clark draws on his own experience as an early adviser to Alibaba and two decades in China chronicling the Internet’s impact on the country to create an authoritative, compelling narrative account of Alibaba’s rise.
Clark tells Alibaba’s tale in the context of China’s momentous economic and social changes, illuminating an unlikely corporate titan as never before.
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The description of the volatily of the .com start- ups was hair-raising for the uninitiated. The convergence of sheer luck, keeping your powder dry and recognition of opportunities in addition to hard work made Jack so successful. He proved that western companies have a lot to learn about the Chinese business climate.
Written in a way that was understandable for for the low-tech reader.
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