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The Life Story of Jack Ma and How He Became a Self-Made Billionaire

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Jack Ma, the founder of the e-commerce empire Alibaba and a stakeholder at Alipay, is the richest man in China with an estimated net worth of $38.3 Billion. From being a famous business magnate to playing the role of investor and philanthropist, he is a self-made billionaire whose story is worth sharing around the globe.

Growing up poor in communist China, Jack Ma failed to clear his university-entrance exam twice and was rejected from several jobs, including KFC, before setting a successful foot on his third internet company, Alibaba.

Although as simple or straightforward as it may sound, he has had it hard in his early stages to get to where he is today. eSalesData has curated this story of Jack Ma, who has impacted the entire economy and internet industry of China more or less single-handedly.  His true rags-to-riches story will definitely be the one that inspires you in your darkest days.

Angelina Smith is a marketing consultant with 15 years of experience in the execution of marketing strategies. Currently, she heads the marketing department at eSalesData LLC, a renowned database company based out of Fremont, CA.

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How To Be A Badass Goal Digger: 2 Golden Rules Successful Achievers Never Break

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If you’d like to learn how to live a successful life so you can live your best life, sign up for the free 90-Day Master Class hosted by the founder of Addicted2Success.com, Joel Brown.


Have you ever been stuck on stagnant when it comes to achieving a goal? You start strong and dream of finishing strong. You get revved up and begin the race to achieve your next big accomplishment. Everything’s going great then somewhere in the middle or perhaps even shortly after beginning, things go south faster than you can say “gentlemen start your engines.” (more…)

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3 Little Known Tips to Propel Your Best Business Relationships

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If you’d like to learn how to properly forge a relationship so you can expand your network, sign up for the free 90-Day Master Class hosted by the founder of Addicted2Success.com, Joel Brown.


We’ve all heard the classic saying, “your network is your net worth” but actually building that network can be challenging at times. How do you go about forging new relationships? What are the right and wrong ways to create new connections? Is it true that you should never ask someone if you can “pick their brain?” (more…)

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4 Effective Strategies You Can Use to Deal With Criticism

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If you’d like to learn how to handle criticism so you can improve yourself, sign up for the free 90-Day Master Class hosted by the founder of Addicted2Success.com, Joel Brown.


Back in the days when I held a job as a Banking Officer in a small bank, I had the task of packaging credit requests from small businesses and presenting them for management approval. After a year or so and several approvals under my belt, I felt a sort of guru at credit. So, I was lost for words when my boss took a less than complimentary opinion on a particularly tricky credit approval memo that I spent over three days writing. (more…)

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5 Life Changing Things You Miss Out on After Pressing the Snooze Button

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If you’d like to learn how to wake up ready energized to start your day so you can accomplish everything you need to do, sign up for the free 90-Day Master Class hosted by the founder of Addicted2Success.com, Joel Brown.


When was the last time you pressed the snooze button? If it was recent, you’re not alone. Snoozing is a modern-day epidemic. You must always remember the saying “If you snooze, you lose,” because it’s not far from the truth. (more…)

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