Discussions on book: Alibaba: The House That Jack Ma Built
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Publisher: Ecco
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ISBN-10: 0062413406
ISBN-13: 978-0062413406
Pages: 304
Alibaba: The House That Jack Ma Built
One million jobs from a single ecommerce company? Was Jack Ma going to bring manufacturing back to the US…
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at 5pm on 9/20/2018
A parallel mentioned between an ancient king who promised to put a chicken on everyone's table to gain…
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at 1am on 10/28/2017

A parallel mentioned between an ancient king who promised to put a chicken on everyone's table to gain loyalty and government's effort to massively supply population in China with smartphones etc.

Interesting that Chinese communist government attributes China's fall into getting colonized in the past to…
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at 12am on 10/28/2017

Interesting that Chinese communist government attributes China's fall into getting colonized in the past to its lag on technological progress, and Soviet Union's collapse - to USSR having been unable to bridge the gap with Silicon Valley.

As book mentions this motivated Chinese government to expedite informatization of the country as soon as they got capital from getting manufacturing relocated to China from the West.

Pioneers take the arrows, settlers take the land.
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at 9am on 10/27/2017

Pioneers take the arrows, settlers take the land.

Internet access for $9 a month in China circa 1999 ... impressive comparing with prices per month from $30…
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at 10am on 10/26/2017

Internet access for $9 a month in China circa 1999 ... impressive comparing with prices per month from $30 to $100 and more in North America now ...

Signing songs with co-workers as a part of a corporate fabric? Could be not a bad idea ... depending on…
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at 10pm on 10/25/2017

Signing songs with co-workers as a part of a corporate fabric? Could be not a bad idea ... depending on songs smiley But as they share a common cultural background it can be easier to pick up on songs that would resonate with the most. I would sing a song that I like with my co-workers cheeky 

I like the book, a pretty good account of the rise of the company in the context of Jack Ma's background…
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at 10pm on 10/25/2017

I like the book, a pretty good account of the rise of the company in the context of Jack Ma's background and Chinese history over the past 30-40 years. It feels like there are some gaps in the story either under-investigated or intentionally left unfilled, thus four stars from me. 

This guy Ma has a hilarious imagination: the story of kidnapping on the first visit to the States, being…
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at 10pm on 10/25/2017

This guy Ma has a hilarious imagination: the story of kidnapping on the first visit to the States, being held hostage in such glamorous places as California and Las Vegas smiley Winning $600 from slot machines in casino to buy an air ticket to flee from kidnappers laugh Making up Bill Gates' quote to promote own ideas surprise