Jack Ma offers words of wisdom to Asian entrepreneurs

Jack Ma offers words of wisdom to Asian entrepreneurs

Donald Trump take note. Great leaders are humble, work with people smarter than they are and always strive to empower others, Jack Ma said this week.

The Alibaba Group founder and Executive Chairman was speaking to a group of 37 young entrepreneurs from Southeast Asia and South Asia, as part of a 11-day eFounders Fellowship programme organised by the Alibaba Business School and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

“When you make a mistake, calm down and think it through how you can make the mistake to be beneficial for tomorrow,” said Ma, who started what’s now a half-trillion-dollar company 19 years ago from his Hangzhou apartment with 17 other likeminded friends.

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