5.10.13

Jack Ma - Ideas and Technology can change the world



One of the most inspirational speeches I have seen for a while about the role of technology for creating a better society. I love that Mr Ma chooses to speak in Mandarin for this speech despite being in California and being fluent at English. 

The part of the speech that resonated most with me is how he deals with critics who say he cannot lead a technology company if he cannot code and does not understand technology. His retort of "You are a realtor - but do you know how to build a house" is very smart. I like his candid admission that he does not understand technology but that he respects and reveres it and the engineers who do understand it. This is a must-watch speech for anyone with desires to build creative IP and launch technology products.