While at the World Economic Forum at DAVOS, Jack Ma, Founder and Executive Chairman of Alibaba spoke openly and at length about some of the key challenges facing the world, providing perspective and guidance. The following is an excerpt from his speech.
“I think that globalization cannot be stopped – nothing can stop globalization, nothing can stop trade. If trade stops, the world stops. Trade is a way to break war, not cause war. “
“Global trade must be simple and modern; it must be inclusive so everyone has the same opportunity. The next generation of globalization must be inclusive. “
“Google, Facebook, Amazon and AliBaba – we are the luckiest company in this century. But we have the responsibility to have a kind heart, and do something good. Make sure everything you do is for the future. “
“We are very lucky because the world is in a big transformation because of TECHNOLOGY. This new technology will create many successful people, interesting careers but honestly every new technology will create social problems. “
“If we don’t unite, HUMANS will fight each other, because every technological revolution makes the world unbalanced.”
“Artificial intelligence (AI), big data (BIG DATA) is a threat to humans. I think AI must support humans. Technology must always do something that allows people, not paralyzing people. “
“Computers will always be smarter than you; they never forget, they are never angry. But computers can never be as wise as humans. AI, and ROBOT will kill a lot of work, because in the future it will be done by machines. The service industry offers hope – but they must be done uniquely. “
“A teacher must study all the time; a teacher must share all the time. Education is a big challenge now – if we don’t change the way we teach thirty years later we will be in trouble. “
“We cannot teach our children to compete with smarter machines – we must teach our children something unique. In this way, 30 years later, children will have the opportunity. “
“Learn from your mistakes – no matter how smart you are, you will learn from them. We must share mistakes with others. “
“My thinking is – if you want to succeed, learn from the mistakes of others, don’t learn from success stories. The book I want to write is “Alibaba: 1,001 Errors”. “
“You don’t need to know a lot of things, but you need to find people who are smarter than you. My job is to make sure smart people WORK TOGETHER. “
“The best way to promote your company is through your product or service, or employees.”
“To get success, someone needs a high EQ (emotional quotient); if you don’t want to lose quickly, you will need a high IQ (intelligence quotient), and if you want to be respected, you need a high LQ (love quotient). “
From the excerpt of Jack Ma’s speech above in the face of globalization alluded to Technology (AI, Big Data, Robotics), Humans and Organizations (working together) that become learning concentrations in Information System Study Program.