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Wise Words from Jack Ma – The “Wealthiest Man in Asia”

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Jack Ma or Ma Yun is a Chinese business magnate and philanthropist who has carved a niche for himself in the corporate sphere. Known as the founder and chairman of the Alibaba group, he has built an empire of e-commerce in China without selling any product to consumers or having written a single line of code. Under his leadership, he has blended the best of both the Western and Chinese technologies, culture and management styles to create the world’s largest e-commerce company and soon the biggest global technological enterprise.

The company’s IPO raised more than $20 billion and gave Alibaba.com a market capitalization of $240 billion, making Jack Ma the richest man in China and one of the wealthiest men in the world today. Subsequently, he has also become the first Chinese entrepreneur to appear on the cover of the Forbes magazine.

Alibaba is not just an e-commerce company. While three of its core products, Taobao (a consumer-to-consumer company), Tmall (a business-to-consumer firm) and Alibaba.com (a business-to-business operation) generated majority of the company’s revenue. Alibaba is still exploring and expressing interest in electronic payments, cloud computing, streaming entertainment, supply-chain infrastructure and even investment funds. It is poised to grow its technology interests and platforms globally. Today, his brain-child ‘Alibaba’ is considered as one of the biggest success stories in the digital space.

How did a former English teacher from China, often known as “Crazy Jack Ma” due to his unconventional management philosophy, build one of the most valuable companies in the world in just 15 years? What is his secret to success? How to be successful in life? What is the future of technology?

To know more, here are three videos on Jack Ma that you should watch:

Jack Ma – Top 10 Rules For Success

“We have a secret code for Alibaba’s success. Just like Open Sesame, the secret code for Alibaba, the secret code for everybody is keep your dream alive. Because it might come true some day. This is what the secret code is.”

Jack Ma – How to Be Successful in Life?

“Before 30 years old, follow somebody. Go to a small company. Normally, in a big company, it is good to learn processing; you are part of a big machine. But when you go to a small company, you learn the passion, you learn the dreams. You learn how to do a lot of things at one time. So before 30 years old, it’s not which company you go to, it’s which boss you follow. It’s very important. A good boss teaches you differently.”

 

Jack Ma – The Future of Technology

“Young people embrace technology. Today there are about 1.8 billion people, who are born after 1980s. Those are the generation of the internet. And ask ourselves, if there’s one thing that is more addictive than drugs, it is mobile phone.”

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How Can You Use Quizzes to Generate Leads? – INTERACT

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The state of digital marketing is always changing. Therefore marketers have to keep up with the pressure of adapting when necessary. Digital marketers are continually finding the most creative ways of generating leads or collecting new email subscribers. With the crowded online space, it is increasingly harder for marketers to stand above the crowd. Moreover, research has shown that the average human attention span is rapidly declining. And this will mean that the method you are adopting now for your lead generation or email collection will no longer work as effectively.

There is a rising popularity where quizzes have become a recurring motif on one of the favorite method of lead generation. Quizzes are a method that is slightly overlooked but a potential pot of gold – and it honestly makes lead generation fun.

According to Steve Olenski, you can gather tons of information about your website visitors, when they are having fun answering a quiz, and it is an excellent way to generate leads.

In this article, I will recommend a tool you can use for setting up fantastic quizzes and guide you through how to create a quiz with this tool which can have a potential of growing your email list by 300%!

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Event Management Software Showdown: Cvent vs. Eventbrite vs. GEVME

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As an event organizer, there is a need to be good at juggling multiple tasks under the pressure of time, while ensuring that the event is planned and executed successfully. In many cases, such functions are carried out manually which impedes efficiency, accuracy, and tracking.

In recent years, there have been many event management software that has surfaced in the market, and many of them have had a growing footprint around the world. Not only that there are now more acceptance and users on-board of these software products, but there has also been an incredible competition in providing more functionalities to its users.

With this in mind, event management software is becoming a valuable tool for event organizers. These tools can be used in the management of academic and professional conferences, trade exhibitions, conventions and even smaller events. They can also help in the project management from the creation and development of events to streamlining the process of planning and coordinating which may include budgeting, scheduling, site selection, transportation, catering, marketing, etc.

Noting that every event management software is different and not a one size fits all, before committing to investing in one, it is vital to explore and compare a few popular event management software to find the best that suits your needs.

In this article, we are going to look at three event management software in the market – Cvent, Eventbrite, and GEVME.

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5 Reasons for Overseas Business Expansion

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Going global for companies is a significant decision that could disrupt the existing business activities. However, it is also an important growth strategy to increase revenue or market share. Many companies that have expanded beyond borders have found that there are a lot of benefits, yet it is still crucial for businesses to understand its full impact and determine if the benefits outweigh the risks.

How might new markets help grow the business? How could an overseas operation effectively strengthen the domestic operations? How can new technologies, ideas, and management skills be acquired through an expansion? These are some of the questions; business leaders are asking themselves before they decide to enter the international arena. We must understand that going global comprises of both push and pull factors which lead companies to choose to expand abroad ultimately.

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