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@Read Book Ö The Tao of Jack: Alibaba, China's Digital Revolution and what it means for the World ⚜ Under the guidance of its charismatic CEO Jack Ma, Alibaba has swiftly grown from a partnership of eighteen friends operating out of a cramped apartment in the Chinese city of Hangzhou into a multibillion dollar Internet colossus with , employees, hundreds of millions of registered users, and a market capitalization of thanbillion larger than that of , eBay, Twitter, and PayPal combined This is a company that, until recently, few outside China had even heard of A couple of years ago, a Google search for Alibaba would have been likely to produce references to Forty Thieves and One Thousand and One Nights than to China and on line commerce That changed in a big way on September ,when, on Alibaba s first day of trading, the value of its shares offered on the New York Stock Exchange shot uppercent tobillion, setting a new record for biggest initial public offering of all time In the months since, Alibaba, has become one of the market s best known companies and has repeatedly closed among the world s ten most valuable companies as measured daily by market capitalization At the time of writing, Alibaba is valuable than such recognized institutions as General Motors, General Electric, IBM, and Oracle, and a Google search for Alibaba now yields seven pages of references to the Chinese company before turning up any mention of the Persian folktale Alibaba is destined to join the pantheon of truly iconic Internet startups that now includes Google and Facebook, and Alibaba s name will soon be as well known to global consumers as it already is to investors The story of Alibaba s rise is one of the great business narratives of our time And it s a story that, until now, no author has fully told