An engrossing, insider's account of how a teacher built one of the world's most valuable companies--rivaling Walmart & Amazon--and forever reshaped the global economy. In just a decade and half Jack Ma, a man from modest beginnings who started out as an English teacher, founded and built Alibaba into one of the world's largest companies, an e-commerce empire on which hundreds of millions of Chinese consumers depend. Alibaba's $25 billion IPO in 2014 was the largest global IPO ever. A Rockefeller of his age who is courted by CEOs and Presidents around the world, Jack is an icon for China's booming private sector and the gatekeeper to hundreds of millions of middle class consumers. 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 advisor 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. How did Jack overcome his humble origins and early failures to achieve massive success with Alibaba? How did he outsmart rival entrepreneurs from China and Silicon Valley? Can Alibaba maintain its 80% market share? As it forges ahead into finance and entertainment, are there limits to Alibaba's ambitions? How does the Chinese government view its rise? Will Alibaba expand further overseas, including in the U.S.? Clark tells Alibaba's tale in the context of China's momentous economic and social changes, illuminating an unlikely corporate titan as never before.

  • Authors

    Duncan Clark

  • Publisher

    Ecco Press

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  • Publication date


  • EAN


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  • Nombre de pages

    287 Pages

  • Height

    235 cm

  • Width

    157 cm

  • Poids

    484 g

  • Support principal

    Grand format

Duncan Clark

Ancien banquier d'affaires chez Morgan Stanley, Duncan Clark vit et travaille en Chine depuis plus de vingt ans. Il y a créé une firme de conseil en investissements, notamment dans l'Internet et les nouvelles technologies, qui compte plus d'une centaine de collaborateurs. Il fut le témoin direct de la naissance et des premières années d'Alibaba, en qualité de conseiller de Jack Ma, et n'a cessé depuis d'observer et d'analyser le succès foudroyant de « Crazy Jack ». (Seghers).