Jack Ma career advice: You don’t have to be smart to be successful

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Jack Ma, Founder of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, discusses globalization and trade and shares a few tips on business at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland 2018. He has divided the entire career path depending on age. He clearly states what you should do at a specific age to be successful. He advocates that if you want to start your own business, you don’t have to be smart to be successful. Sounds weird? Yes, you’ve heard it right. According to Jack Ma, you should always try to find people who are smarter than you. Then it’s your responsibility to ensure a convenient working place for them to work smoothly. Here are some of his significant career advice that you should follow to be successful in your career and life.

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Follow a good boss when you are 20 to 30 years old.

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Join a good company to learn how to do things properly.

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Just do it if you want to do something by yourself when you are 30 to 40 years old.

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Try to find people who are smarter than you.

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Make sure that those smarter people can work together easily.

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Do the things that you are good at when you are 40 to 50 years old.

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Spend time training and developing young people, the next generation when you are 50 to 60 years old.

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Stay with your grandchildren after crossing 60.

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Change the way of teaching. Avoid knowledge-based teaching systems so that your kids can compete with machines.

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Teach them something unique that machines can never catch up.

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