Alibaba's World: How a Remarkable Chinese Company is Changing the Face of Global Business
**Selected as one of the Best Business Books of 2015 by the Wall Street Journal**
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Alibaba’s World is a an autobiographical-business book hybrid that chronicles the rise of Alibaba-a Chinese e-commerce company from an apartment building to a company that challenges corporate goliaths E-Bay and Amazon. Porter Erisman knows what he’s talking about because he was the former VP at Alibaba. From his vantage point, Erisman writes about the the successes and to a lesser degree the failures of the company because Jack Ma wasn’t a conventional businessman who did things the way an MBA might have.
While the story itself is interesting, the book is perhaps most useful for the forty lessons gleamed from Alibaba found in the last section of the book. These represent universal wisdom that is not just helpful for business people, but everyday life as well things like don’t dwell on mistakes and don’t fear tough decisions. Overall, I came away from this book with both an education on Alibaba and inspired to take on new challenges in my own life.
The best autobiographical-business-inspirational book I’ve read
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