Ma Yun, the main founder of Alibaba Group, has been selected as the richest man in China and the richest man in Asia many times. Now he is the Director of SoftBank, Chairman of The Nature Conservancy China Council and member of the Global Board of Directors, Director of Huayi Brothers, Director of Life Science Breakthrough Award Foundation.
As a unique and powerful entrepreneur, Jack Ma has given many entrepreneurs advice.
Ma Yun :A pessimistic person cannot succeed in starting a business
Ma Yun believes that a pessimistic person will not succeed on the road to entrepreneurship. He once warned entrepreneurs:”The best entrepreneurs Quality is always optimistic. Optimism is not only about comforting yourself, warming your right hand with your left hand, but also sharing your happiness with others. Only in this way can the road of life go long.”
The reason why he got this insight is all because of his own experience. It was mentioned that when Ali was first established, only half a year, the company was on the verge of bankruptcy, and even Jack Ma himself was about to give up, and later obtained Sun Zhengyi’s investment has started again.
For three whole years, Ali did not make a penny, and the mood of the employees fell to the bottom. They even felt that the company did not look like a company.
During the start-up period, Ali received many letters of appreciation from small and medium-sized enterprises. Because of Ali’s existence, they received orders, recruited employees, and the company expanded. And these have become the driving force for everyone to move forward.
“I always believe that as long as we never give up, we still have a chance. In the end, we still firmly believe that as long as there is a dream in this world, as long as you continue to work hard, as long as you continue to learn, no matter how you look like this or that, man His appearance is often inversely proportional to his talent. Today is cruel, tomorrow is cruel, and the day after tomorrow is beautiful, but most of them die tomorrow night, so everyone should not give up lightly.” Ma Yun said.
The last sentence has also become a classic. Indeed, if Jack Ma had given up at the beginning, there would be no Ali. Even if a company similar to Ali will appear in the future, the successful big man will not be Jack Ma.
No one succeeds without experiencing failure. Before Jack Ma succeeded, his entrepreneurship failed many times. In the face of failure, entrepreneurs can only survive by themselves. If they give up because of one failure, then such a person is not suitable for entrepreneurship, let alone succeeding.
The so-called winners are those who stand up again and again after failure.
Ma Yun :A successful entrepreneur has three factors:vision, mind and strength
How important is vision? In 1995, Jack Ma learned about something called the Internet in Seattle. This journey became a turning point in his life. In the same year, Netscape went public in the United States. Even if it didn’t make a cent at the beginning, its market value reached $7.1 billion after it went public.
Ma Yun saw an opportunity from the Internet in the United States. He believed that the Internet is a trend of technology and a good opportunity. So after returning to China, he immediately started his business and established the”China Yellow Pages.”
Later, China Pages was invested by Hangzhou Telecom and took over 70%of the shares. Although there was a large investment amount, it was considered to be holding the thigh, but Jack Ma found that he had lost the right to speak in the company. , So he left the company and started a new round of entrepreneurship, developing the Alibaba website.
There is Ali in the front, Alipay and Taobao in the back, etc., Ma Yun’s vision is very long-term, and he looks at the development of more than 10 years in the future, rather than just a little bit of interest. This is why Ma Yun believes that vision is an important factor for entrepreneurs.
Not everyone is born to be able to see the development of all things, and people’s vision is cultivated through knowledge and knowledge, and they must have the ability to think in multiple dimensions and think about problems. At that time, we must see the many aspects of the problem, so as to form our own vision.
Entrepreneurs can not only look at the future from the present, but from the perspective of the future, looking at what should be done now.
And the mind is that the manager’s mind must be able to accommodate others Not tolerated.
“Always keep other people’s criticism of you in mind, and forget others’ praise . Of course, when others criticize you, remember this sentence:a man’s mind is wronged and supportive, don’t get angry.”-Jack Ma
Accept others’ judgments As an entrepreneur, especially when you have small achievements, you will be obsessed with being too confident and unable to listen to others. But the old saying goes, the bystanders are clear, and the authorities are confused. From the perspective of others, you can see some things that you don’t know, and avoid choosing the wrong path.
About strength, this is self-evident, opportunities are reserved for those who are prepared, no matter whether you succeed or not, you must always learn, always reserve information, and become a capable person strong>, in order to start a business and stay in business.
pessimistic It is impossible for a person to succeed in starting a business. A successful entrepreneur must possess three factors:vision, mind and strength. If you are about to embark on the journey of entrepreneurship, please check yourself whether you have the necessary conditions to be an entrepreneur. In order to achieve excellence in business, first of all, we have to practice.