Tag Archives: Alibaba

Embracing Your Company’s ‘Digital Destiny’

Every single industry has a “digital destiny” – an inevitable and unavoidable future that will be shaped by the forces of digital technology. There are no exceptions here. There’s no chance of escaping and somehow clinging on to the past. Just like previous waves of disruptive technological change throughout human history, nothing can possibly impede the accelerating momentum and destructive ...

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Inside Alibaba – Jack Ma’s Digital Innovation Factory

Jack Ma of Alibaba

Artificial intelligence. Augmented reality. Facial recognition. Connected “internet” vehicles. Global virtual marketplaces. App-based digital payment systems. Pharmaceutical e-commerce. Humanoid robots. Giant vending machines for cars. This is not just the magical stuff of today’s digital-driven, transformation economy. It’s a snapshot of the cutting-edge innovation work currently underway at one of the world’s most exciting and admired companies: the Chinese tech ...

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Why is Jack Ma More Inspiring than Steve Jobs?

Steve Jobs and Jack Ma have a lot in common. Both are drop-outs, Steve Jobs left college and spent some time collecting trash cans for money, while Jack Ma failed the university entrance exam twice and most of his job applications were rejected, including KFC. However, one thing sets them apart, one thing which has been the cornerstone of many of Jack Ma’s interviews: failure.

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