Jack Ma's wife refer to him
Jack and I used to studied in same university . When graduated we got married. Jack is not a handsome man, but he can do a lot of things that handsome men can not do: set up the first English corner in Hangzhou, be the tour guide for foreign tourists to earn extra salaries, taught part-time courses everywhere, and earned Number ten in Hangzhou Outstanding Young Teacher ...... However, for a long time I was in a panic after marriage because of his endless unexpected situations.
He suddenly resigned, said he wanted to do his own business. And then he opened a company called Haibo translation agency in Hangzhou. The agency earned 200 yuan a month in profits, but the rent was 700. In order to survive, Jack carried a sack to Yiwu, a Guangzhou purchase, sold flowers, gifts, clothing, being a small business man for three years, and raised the translation agency for three years, and finally made Haibo success.
Later he created "Chinese Yellow Pages", but everybody saw him as a cheater......
In this case, he suddenly told me that he want to borrow 500 000 to make a e-commerce website. He soon found a 16 people group, including his colleagues, students and friends. Jack told everyone to spare all the money they have, and the project is likely to fail, but if they success, the rewards will be unimaginable. He advised me by the way, saying that if they were an army, I was political commissar, if I were there, everyone would feel safe. So, I had to resigned, 18 people set foots on a boat --- Alibaba.
Pioneering stage works were day and night, and whenever Jack had an idea, just a phone call ,10 minutes later everyone would have a meeting at home. All the words came from his mouth was B2B, C2C, searching, jargon community which I did not understand, but I'll be busy when they were at meeting. They met during the day, I cooked in the kitchen; they met at midnight, I did the supper in the kitchen, I was nominally a political commissar in the virtual level, but actually doing houseworks. before the company begun to profit, everybody took 500 yuan a month, which is not enough money to buy food for everyone. The "dining room” in the home must to ensured everyone had enough foods to eat, and the quality of supper in the midnight must be guaranteed. I was a very good teacher before, how come I become a "old lady” who subsidised the food?
Suffering for more than a year, I asked him how much he earned in the end of the year, he stretched out a finger to me. " 10 million?" he shook his head: " 100 million?" ,he shook his head and told me:?. “1 million”, “This little?”, " 1 million profit a day , and it will become taxable 1 million a day in the future."
“Our son or money, choose one, which do you want?"
If Jack had said that the return means wealth in the beginning , then the return is indeed very alarming. And my return was that I became general manager of Alibaba China Division. At that very moment, “the backyard” begun to fire --- we started to lose control of our son.
Our son, should also be regarded as a “ victim” of Alibaba .He was born in 1992, just as old as our business. At that time, our house was a more than 30 people crowded the meeting room where full of cigarette and smoke,it just like a gas chamber. Our son kept in the room and could not come out. He ate work meals with us, so that, son looked more and more like his father, so thin and so little, like a matchstick support a large head. Later, we are increasingly busy, so we putted our 4 years old son to a nursery, he stayed at nursery five days a week,and the weekend we took him home.
Now the business is finally done, and our son was becoming 10 years old. Possibly under the influence of his father, son was particularly interested in the internet. And soon he learned to play online games, addicted, stay in the net bar all night with his friends and reluctant to go home. Jack started to persuaded and educated our son, in the face of 12-year-old son, he was defeated. Son only said one sentence: "You are not at home, coming back is still one bored person stay at home,could as well stay in the net bar!"
This really made Jack anxious. He told me that evening: "You should quit the, our family now need you more than Alibaba. Leaving Alibaba only lacks a salary, but you do not go home, son will change in a bad way, how much money can not pull our son back. Our son or money, choose one, which do you want “. Saw our son like this. I was worry, too .But my heart was unbalanced: When I got married I was originally intended to be a good wife and good mother, and the result was that he “deceived" me into the Alibaba. Finally we fame now, and he let me resign and stay home as a full-time wife. He regards me as what? A pawn!?
After I resigned, our blocking to son's game addiction was officially started. The first shot is fired by Ma. It was summer, he gave our son 200 yuan, letted him go to play computer games with his friends for three days and nights , then he could come back. And he must answer a question — find a benefit in the game playing. Three days later, our son came back. The first thing was to have a big meal, then a big slept. He went to report this experience afterwards: "tired and sleepy and hungry, everywhere in body is not comfortable, the money ran out, and I did not expect what are the benefits. “.” So do you wanna play again? Have you get enough? wanna go home yet? “.My son was speechless. Plus my care, our child began to slowly fade out of online games.
It was time when the online game developed in a very fast pace. Shanda, Netease had launched lots of new games. According to Ma's style, he would not miss any opportunity to make money . But he just never make a online game, he said so on the board: " I will not put a cent in the online game, I do not want to see my son addicted in the game I made"
Be a pretty woman at home
From primary school to junior high school, I never picked him from the school. He carried his own bags go back home on a crowded bus everyday.Since I resigned, I did breakfast every morning, ate with son,and drove him to school. Then, I would go to the farmers market to buy food. Went home and made two meat-a place with a good soup, add the fruit with a snack box divided into three layers. And went to his school waiting for him.
After six months, son's grades in class, rose 17 positions. His teacher also said that he not only get better grades, but also become popular in the class . He became more and more extroverted, love to laugh, and tolerance. I must say our son was becoming a real Sunshine Boy!
I changed my son, and he also changed me. On weekends, he would arm me out and went shopping. As we passed the LinHai road, he recommend me to a dress store called "Four Seasons romantic". In my impression, since I entered the Alibaba, I hadn’t wear dress anymore. All my clothes were white, silver or black professional package, which the skirt is straight skirt, so the dress consistent with my identity. After resignation, I didn't care about that, I was a homely woman, I can wear whatever I want to wear. Son recommend me a rosy velvet dress trimmed with circle above the slanting golden tassels which people like to see it.
My dress style had changed ever since. when I feel free, I would go to Alibaba see my former colleagues. When they look at me, they all surprised. Said I'm full of femininity which is pretty much more than before.
Jack had a chat with Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang, Jerry Yang asked about me, so Jack told him: "Zhang Ying used to be my partner in my career, now I am success , she at least deserve some recognition for her efforts. I had always putted her as a means of production. But now I think, as a wife, she is more suitable for being a good mother and wife …… “. That later spread to my ears, what he said is definitely real -- Maybe a man like Jack, all his brain is career and business , he will have his own wife as data. However, when the days of subsistence is not bad, though dull day at home, but each harvest worth let me taste again.