MANILA - Chinese billionaire entrepreneur Jack Ma on Wednesday said successful people chase their dreams, no matter how foolish, and complain only about themselves without blaming others.
The chairman and founder of e-commerce giant Alibaba said successful people possess “IQ, EQ and LQ” or intelligence, emotional and love quotients. An intelligent person, he said, would not succeed if he or she does not know how to deal with other people.
Ma said he was considered a “crazy guy” when he was starting an internet-based business in China.
“Is that a silly dream? Believe (in) something that you are really passionate about. Don’t believe it because other people think it's important,” Ma told students of the De La Salle University in Manila.
“Be simple, stay foolish and no matter what, just continue,” he said.
People who fail always complain about others, Ma said.
“Only those people who check their own problems, these people survive, these people succeed,” he said, adding, “If there is no solution, don’t complain.”
Ma said Alibaba had thrived by constantly evolving, up to 18 times since the business started.