The Chutzpah of Jack Ma

April 9, 2016 6:22 AM

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Ma was turned down at nearly every job he applied for, including Kentucky Fried Chicken.

An English-speaking visitor to Hangzhou, China, in the late 1970s might have noticed the skinny, smiling teenager outside the Hangzhou Hotel, eager to strike up a conversation and always ready to translate or give a tour. His name was Ma Yun, and he had fallen in love at an early age with the Englis...

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