When he talked, people listened, including Warren Buffett. For he was very wise and successful in business and life.
And he was a mentor and beloved by many of his employees, especially Roberto and Muhtar.
He was all about his family, his employees, his community, and his alma mater.
And he was regarded as the Protector of the BRAND.
However, he made a mistake… So, they wrote letters to “THE SUPREME IDIOT”
He listened to his customers, even the one who addressed him as the Supreme Idiot.
The Wise learn from their mistake(s)…
She is mostly right, and he is dead wrong in this case. However, this case is only about the future of humanity.
Who would have thunk it! He had been billions and billions right, before.
However, She is an inconvenient woman. Damn Dambisa, what’s logic and data got to do with it?
They say they know better, it’s their belief — er — political assumption [Greek: hypothesis] — er — political ?religion?.
Dead Aid a book by Dambisa Moyo
‘… Bill Gates weighed in with his condemnation. “I think that the book actually did damage the generosity of rich world nations,” he said in a 2013 interview. “I have read it and I think she didn’t know much about aid and what aid is doing.” ‘ [My emphasis]
Sorry Bill — think again, haven’t you got that the other way around?
“Don’t just read it; fight it! Ask your own questions, look for your own examples, discover your own proofs. Is the hypothesis necessary? Is the converse true? What happens in the classical special case? What about the degenerate cases? Where does the proof use the hypothesis?” – Paul Halmos
There is a schism…
Ma Yun applied to study at Harvard 10 times and was rejected each time.
Yun had to deal with rejection many times in his life: born during Mao’s Cultural Revolution when schools and businesses were being destroyed, such that formal education and trade was at a low in China during Yun‘s youth.
He failed the entry exams for colleges in China several times and was also rejected for many jobs in China, including one at Kentucky Fried Chicken.
Despite this, at an early age, Yun had developed a desire to learn English, so he rode his bike for 45 minutes each morning in order to go to a nearby hotel and converse with foreigners. He would guide them around the city for free in order to practice and improve his English. Later in his youth, although he failed the entrance exam twice, he attended Hangzhou Teacher’s Institute and graduated in 1988 with a bachelor’s degree in English.
Yun — his English name, Jack — Jack Ma started an e-commerce company in his apartment in 1999….
He can make you cry or get you very angry.
He is tough.
He is exacting.
He is very smart.
He knows his business.
He knows people.
He knows value.
Bottom Line: He is good business.
He tells as he sees it.
He is very observant.
And he will get everybodies’ butt moving, whether they like it or not.
Walt always got in hot water with his dealings with business partners. He wasn’t really a businessman. In fact, he had left Kansas City, Missouri, with his first business, Laugh-O-Gram, bankrupt. Walt had headed for California, to start again.
Many individuals and companies came to Hollywood, California in the 1920’s because of cheap land and open opportunities.