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Alibaba : the inside story behind Jack Ma and the creation of the world's biggest online marketplace

Author: Shiying Liu; Martha Avery
Publisher: New York : Collins Business, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Collins edView all editions and formats
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An analysis of the multi-billion-dollar Chinese business-to-business website traces its meteoric rise from a small start-up to one of the world's most acclaimed internet companies, in an account that also describes how its founder, Jack Ma, was fundamentally shaped by the Cultural Revolution.
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Named Person: Yun Ma; Jack Ma; Yun Ma; Jun Ma
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Shiying Liu; Martha Avery
ISBN: 9780061672194 006167219X
OCLC Number: 232977705
Notes: Includes index.
Description: x, 228 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Martial arts moves --
Put up your fists! --
Darkest before dawn --
Two small enlightenments --
Management --
Taobao : a new weapon in Jack Ma's arsenal --
Alipay : a new milestone in e-commerce --
How can you catch a tiger if you don't go into his lair? --
How can you see the rainbow if you don't go out in the rain? --
The personal life and thoughts of Jack Ma --
Keep it up! Reorganization and IPO --
Appendices. Jack Ma's personal chronology (with key events in China's recent history) --
Alibaba chronology --
Glossary of names --
Glossary of terms.
Responsibility: Liu Shiying and Martha Avery.
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Tells about about Alibaba.com and its founder Jack Ma. This book tells how Ma despite growing up in China during the Cultural Revolution, in a period of total state control of the economy, developed  Read more...

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"[Alibaba is] entertaining. Avery occasionally gives the story a mystical air with allusions to proverbs and martial art...Avery has turned the reverential original into a highly readable tale." -- Read more...

 
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