Do Not Hop Jobs, Jack Ma Advises Millennials

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During a speech at the World Economic Forum 2019, founder of Alibaba Jack Ma shared his life’s learning on how to win big. Jack Ma had an invaluable lesson for millennials: Do not hop from one place to another.

"If I were to advise the young people when you graduate from somewhere and you are looking for a job, the first job is the most important. Not necessarily a company that has a good name, [rather] you should find a good boss [who] can teach you how to be a human being, how to do things properly, and stay there for three years," Jack Ma said, according to MSN.

Jack Ma, self-made billionaire and one among the world's 20 richest people, also talked about the early doubts he had in his career and said he was nervous as well when starting Alibaba. He took consolation in the fact that somebody will win, even if it's not his company. "There are no experts of tomorrow, only of yesterday," he added.

He said that one should never worry about pressure and competition in the business. "The whole world worries," which implies there is an opportunity.

He also reflected upon the current education scenario stating that the focus of education should be about teaching children how to be creative and innovative and teach them what machines cannot do.

"Machines have chips, but human beings have hearts. Education should move in this direction," Jack Ma added.

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