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Duncan Clark

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Alibaba shares the inspiring story of Jack Ma's hard work, entrepreneurial vision, and smart thinking that helped him build one of the most successful and influential companies in the world.




by Duncan Clark


Have you ever been to China? It's seen incredible growth in recent years. Not long ago it was much poorer and far less of a superpower. And that's right when Jack Ma began changing the world with his innovative mindset by beginning Alibaba.

The history of this behemoth company, and the hurdles Ma has jumped to build it, is what you'll learn about in Duncan Clark's Alibaba: The House That Jack Ma Built. If you're starting out from meager circumstances but have big ambitions, you're going to learn a lot from this book.

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It doesn't matter how wealthy or powerful you are, if you can't enjoy the sunshine, you can't be truly happy.

- Duncan Clark

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