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100 More Great Leadership Ideas by Jonathan Gifford

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The idea

Jack Ma went from being a teacher of English to founding China’s largest e-commerce network, Alibaba, making him one of the richest men in China. Ma launched Alibaba.com in 1999 as a free internet listing service for Chinese manufacturers seeking overseas buyers. ‘My dream was to set up my own e-commerce company,’ Ma told Inc. magazine. ‘I gathered 18 people in my apartment and spoke to them for two hours about my vision. Everyone put their ...

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