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Jack Ma: A Lesson in Trust, Honor, and Shared Prosperity: Reinventing the Motivations of Commerce - Insight and Analysis Into the Life of Asia’s Richest Man (Billionaire Visionaries)

Narrated by: Kevin Kollins
Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
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Summary

Jack Ma is the quintessential simpleton who has a big heart and wants everyone to share in prosperity. He comes from humble beginnings, had trouble getting to school, had trouble finding a job, but did everything right despite the forces that were arrayed against his intentions.

We all have that life where we feel the world just doesn’t value what we have to offer. Jack certainly felt that way, but eventually he found his stride.

Today he sits at the top of a global behemoth that boasts sales of $1 billion in the first five minutes of its annual sales event. It has almost half a billion active monthly buyers that get on its site to make purchases totaling more than 3 trillion Yuan - or almost half a trillion Dollars. Jack’s company holds the record for IPO on the New York Stock Exchange - and that was in 2014.

This audiobook is about the aspect of success that is unique to Jack and the circumstances that he was cultivated under. We are not all Jacks and we can’t copy his path to success, but we can emulate the areas of his success that come from the parts of him that mirror our own motivation and our own desires.

Jack Ma’s story is one that we need to listen to and understand so that we can put together our own sequence of actions that will yield our own successes.

This book takes you part of the way, the rest is up to you.

Don’t wait any longer! Buy this audiobook now!

©2018 JR MacGregor (P)2018 CAC Publishing LLC

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Highly recommended

Super insightful on the back story of Jack Ma and Alibaba! Would definitely recommend to anyone with either an interest in the company, the man or even the birth of the internet from a Chinese man's point of view.

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Simply Sensational

It's a fantastic book . It's not too long and repetitive and not filled with useless details about Jack Ma. I really enjoyed listening to this story and getting greater insight into the mind and life of one of the greatest entrepreneurs of our time.

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Great book!

Great book, easily to follow and some amazing insight, loved how cultural is a big strategy too look at when moving into foreign markets was apparent within this.

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Interesting listen

Downloaded this to understand more about the big Chinese player and how Jack Ma made it! Found the whole book very interesting and learned some new information about American giants trying to play in the Chinese market

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Very interesting

Really interesting audio book on Jack Ma. I was aware of him but knew very little of his history and the history of Jack Ma. I found the back story very interesting .

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Interesting listen

Narrator was good. The book gave an indication of how Alibaba and Jack MA operate. This from beginning to set up an Internet giant in China to a household name around the world. Worth listening.

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Interesting & unique

Jack Ma's entrepreneurial journey is interesting and unique. The journey teaches lots of lessons for those who want to learn and apply.

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Extraordinary

Jack Ma is is not only a business man, he is a wise teacher and a true leader.it's an amazing inspiring book for those who are living or startinf the entrepreneur path.

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Good but not great

Jack Ma is amazing and the book very informative, but it certainly isn't a chapter turner. difficult with a biog like this but it is a list of facts of Jack's life limited in anecdotes or stories.

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Love it

It essentially tells me that nothing can stop the progress of an idea consistently acted on with passion and commitment. It gives me hope that sharing, and dedication to higher principles is still alive and well and can work in big business.

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  • Faith Jackson
  • 31-10-19

Great Book

I Listened to this audio book twice, is very inspirational and shows also the dynamics of the internet revolution in China, how it evolved and how it works today.

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  • Howard Dirksen
  • 07-11-19

I enjoyed it

This was a great book that I enjoyed. It was information dense on foreign words and names which made it difficult for an English speaking person. I may actually re-listen to this one.

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  • William Blackburn
  • 07-11-19

Good book

Good book on persistent hard-work, innovation and vision. A must listen for any business leader. The major primes in the book is never give up on your dreams!

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  • Gabriel King
  • 07-11-19

Relevant and inspiring

This story is so relevant and inspiring. A must listen to if you are interested in teknology and development.

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  • Sebastian Bevan
  • 05-11-19

Well structured

I found there was just the right amount of content. Not too detailed and not too shallow. The book moves at a fairly rapid pace, covering from before the start of Jack's career. I was always curious how does a rural country boy ended up as one of the most influential people. It was satisfying because this book answered what I wanted to know: What is Jack like, what are his values, and how does he see the world.

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  • Archie Watkins
  • 05-11-19

Biased but Gokd

Go i to this knowing the author is a friend of Jack's so it will highlight al ot if accomplishments and obstacles he overcame. That doesn't mean it's not informative! It is an easy and substantial book on Ma. Salacious doesn't mean informative.

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  • Ewan Stephens
  • 05-11-19

Masterful account of Jack Ma

Comprehensive story behind the rise of Alibaba and the man responsible for most of it, Jack Ma! Also a great listen for someone who wants to understand the consumer and business Dynamics at play in China.

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  • Connor Taylor
  • 31-10-19

Nice try

Great! overall book was detailed and included great stories of other entrepreneurs such as the founder of Yahoo, their ups and downs. great listen for any entrepreneurial person.

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  • Poppy Skinner
  • 31-10-19

It was more interesting

Slow beginning, the latter half provides some great perspective of how China internet companies came to be, not just Alibaba. Jack Ma is an inspiration and a role model for how business should be done.

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  • Anna Joyce
  • 31-10-19

Rise of an Ordinary guy

How could a simple non-techie with normal IQ overcome the so-called Ivy league Genius minds and build a Massive Business empire? This book is hope for some of us with normal skills but having a Big vision.