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Alibaba: The House That Jack Ma Built
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Duncan Clark
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Alibaba: The House That Jack Ma Built

Duncan Clark


Harper Collins

Biography: business & industry;
Business & Economics;
E-commerce: business aspects


304 pages

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In just a decade and half, Jack Ma, a man from modest beginnings who started out as an English teacher, founded Alibaba and built it into one of the world's largest companies, an e-commerce empire on which hundreds of millions of Chinese consumers depend.

Duncan Clark first met Jack in 1999 in the small apartment where Jack founded Alibaba. Granted unprecedented access to a wealth of new material including exclusive interviews, Clark draws on his own experience as an early adviser to Alibaba and two decades in China chronicling the Internet's impact on the country to create an authoritative, compelling narrative account of Alibaba's rise.

Clark tells Alibaba's tale in the context of China's momentous economic and social changes, illuminating an unlikely corporate titan as never before.

By:   Duncan Clark
Imprint:   Harper Collins
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 203mm,  Width: 135mm,  Spine: 17mm
Weight:   219g
ISBN:   9780062413413
ISBN 10:   0062413414
Pages:   304
Publication Date:   May 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Duncan Clark, a former Morgan Stanley investment banker and fluent Mandarin speaker, has lived and worked in China for more than twenty years. He heads a team of more than one hundred at BDA China, the investment advisory firm he founded in Beijing in 1994. An expert on China's Internet sector, Clark is a former visiting scholar at Stanford University, where he welcomed Jack Ma on stage as a keynote speaker, along with the leaders of other leading China Internet firms including Baidu, Sina, and Tencent.

Anybody who thinks the Chinese just copy or steal technology from theWest should read this book and think again. Jack Ma is part Bill Gates, partSteve Jobs, part Larry Page, part Sergei Brin, and part Mark Zuckerberg allrolled into one. -- Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP Useful, business-minded reporting on an unconventional corporate magnate, containing both corporate and human-interest perspectives. -- Kirkus This absorbing and well-written portrayal of Ma's character, and his role in Alibaba's development will appeal to a wide range of readers. -- Library Journal A clean and compelling narrative...[Clark] tells the story with flair. -- Wall Street Journal A fascinating new book. -- The Economist A must-read for anyone hoping to navigate China's new economy . -- Financial Times

  • Short-listed for Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award 2016
  • Shortlisted for Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award 2016.
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