10 Types of People You Should Work With

There are people who bring out the best in you and people you bring out the worst in you. There are people who help you achieve your goals and people who hinders you. Your ability to choose the right set of people to work with will determine the height you attain in your career and business.

The list below is an excerpt from a post from Jack Ma originally published in Chinese language. This post is part of the series of post by Jack. Part of this post was culled from NairaBrains.com

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10 Types of people you should work with

  1. Those who are good friends with you whom you can easily talk with
  2. Those who share the same life values as you
  3. Those whom you can trust and understand
  4. Those whom you can communicate easily when issue arises
  5. Those who are as dedicated as you are
  6. Those who are as magnanimous as you are
  7. Those who share the same interests as you
  8. Those who support you wholeheartedly
  9. Those who have a standard of professionalism
  10. Those who share the same vision and beliefs as you

In case you don’t know Jack Ma below is a brief profile of Jack Ma

Jack Ma or Ma Yun (Chinese: 马云; born October 15, 1964) is a Chinese entrepreneur. He is the founder and Executive Chairman of Alibaba Group (owns popular alibaba.com), a family of highly successful Internet-based businesses.

Ma was born in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China. At an early age, Ma developed a desire to learn English so he rode his bike for 45 minutes each morning in order to go to a nearby hotel and converse with foreigners. He would guide them around the city for free in order to practice and perfect his English. Later in his youth, although he failed the entrance exam twice, he attended Hangzhou Teacher’s Institute (currently known as Hangzhou Normal University) and graduated in 1988 with a bachelor’s degree in English. While at school, Ma was elected student chairman. He later became a lecturer in English and International Trade at the Hangzhou Dianzi University.

Ma first started building websites for Chinese companies with the help of friends in the US. He has said that “the day we got connected to the Web, I invited friends and TV people over to my house,” and on a very slow dial-up connection, “we waited three and a half hours and got half a page…. We drank, watched TV and played cards, waiting. But I was so proud. I proved (to my house guests that) the Internet existed.”

In 1995, Ma founded China Yellowpages, widely believed to be China’s first Internet-based company. From 1998 to 1999, Ma headed an information technology company established by the China International Electronic Commerce Center, a department of the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation. He founded Alibaba in 1999, a China-based business-to-business marketplace site which currently serves more than 79 million members from more than 240 countries and territories. In September 2014 it was announced Alibaba was raising $20 billion in an IPO. Ma now serves as Executive Chairman of Alibaba Group, which is a holding company with nine major subsidiaries – Alibaba.com, Taobao Marketplace, Tmall, eTao, Alibaba Cloud Computing, Juhuasuan, 1688.com, AliExpress.com and Alipay.

In November 2012, Alibaba’s online transaction volume exceeded one trillion yuan. Ma was thus labeled “trillion Hou”, meaning literally “Trillion Yuan Marquis” in Chinese.

Net Worth: $21.8 billion (2014)

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