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Why we should all pay attention to the Alibaba Story

A history of the house that Jack built
Why we should all pay attention to the Alibaba Story
  • Alibaba: The House that Jack Ma Built was published in 2016
  • Author, Duncan Clark, takes you through the company’s impressive history via some shameless fangirling

Entrepreneur Duncan Clark met Jack Ma in 1999 at a party in his small apartment in Hangzhou alongside 17 of his friends, a gathering at which the ex-English teacher famously came up with the concept for his company. In 2014, Alibaba (US:BABA) listed on the New York Stock Exchange and became the largest initial public offering ever.

Clark worked as an early adviser to Alibaba and after two decades in China is now an expert on the internet’s impact on the country.

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