Never give up. Today is hard, tomorrow will be worse, but the day after tomorrow will be sunshine.
Help young people. Help small guys. Because small guys will be big. Young people will have the seeds you bury in their minds, and when they grow up, they will change the world.
I don’t want to be liked. I want to be respected.
You should learn from your competitor, but never copy. Copy and you die.
I’m not a tech guy. I’m looking at the technology with the eyes of my customers, normal people’s eyes.
Before I left China, I was educated that China was the richest, happiest country in the world. So when I arrived Australia, I thought, ‘Oh my God, everything is different from what I was told.’ Since then, I started to think differently.
The very important thing you should have is patience.
The lessons I learned from the dark days at Alibaba are that you’ve got to make your team have value, innovation, and vision. Also, if you don’t give up, you still have a chance. And, when you are small, you have to be very focused and rely on your brain, not your strength.
I like to play cards. I’m not very good, because I don’t want to calculate, I just play by instinct. But I’ve learned a lot of business philosophy by playing poker.
My job is to help more people have jobs.