In 2014, the business group Alibaba step down as the company with the OPV largest history and its founder, Jack Ma, became the richest man in China … Interesting achievements for a company had started operations makes just 15 years ago.
But as is common in the great success stories before he could savor the victory, Jack Ma and Alibaba had to face ups and downs that endangered the company on more than one occasion.
Do you want to know the story behind one of the most powerful Internet companies? In the following documentary, written and directed by Porter Erisman , who exercise as vice president of Alibaba for almost 10 years, you’ll know the true story of the first global company China Internet.
“A crocodile in the Yangtze, ” the story of
Jack Ma and Alibaba
The documentary is titled “Crocodile in the Yangtze” (a crocodile in the Yangtze), and tells the story of Alibaba since its inception in 1999, when it was founded by Jack Ma in a small apartment; until finally became one of the largest electronic companies in the world trade, coming to handle more transactions than eBay and Amazon together.
The title of the documentary is that Jack Ma told his team: “eBay is a shark in the ocean We are a crocodile in the Yangtze River If we fight in the ocean, we ‘ll lose but if we fight in the river, we will win…” .
Throughout the film you will see the beginning of the company, problems faced and how eBay defeated in a struggle to dominate the Chinese trade.
A truly inspiring and full of valuable lessons for entrepreneurs history. Watch more.