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Can Alibabas culture help you build a better company?

News you want to use week 38.

If there’s one Chinese company that can rival those foreign ones in visibility worldwide, it’s the e-commerce giant Alibaba, one of the world’s most highly-valued companies. Founder Jack Ma regularly appears at overseas events, where he captivates audiences with stories about his pre-Alibaba days when his resume was so weak he couldn’t even get a job at KFC. The company’s Singles Day shopping event is well-known enough worldwide to get American celebrities to come promote it. Every now and then Ma breaks into dance at a company event. What makes Alibaba so interesting is that they have managed to build a company culture on both ambition and humility, even as the company has grown beyond all expectations.

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