Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Jack Ma, Alibaba and the "Crocodile in the Yangtze"

I am a great admirer of Jack Ma and Alibaba, and their entrepreneurial story. Here is an interesting article about Jack Ma: "Billionaire Jack Ma teaches you how to be successful in life and business"

I absolutely love the movie "Crocodile in the Yangtze", which is a bit of a cult movie in the start-up scene.

The movie is made by Porter Erisman, one of the early employees of Alibaba. More information about the movie can be found here

Classic is the scene when Jack speaks to his first group of employees and let's someone film it, knowing it is an important moment in time. The hallmark of someone who is very assured of his future success.

I also like the strategy that Jack takes to win the battle against eBay by launching TaoBao, more about this can be found here.

The movie can be found on YouTube, the title is in Chinese, but the movie is in English (the quality is unfortunately not that great):

The link has been removed, in the comments a new link can be found. However, that link might also disappear after some time, in that case the reader has to do some own searches.



  1. Thanks for sharing the great videos

  2. Noticed that the youtube link for the video has been removed. Here is the full video available on a chinese streaming website

    Do check out Charlie Rose's interview as well. It is a great one.

  3. Thanks! Your link is indeed working, for the time being ....

  4. Ummmm…guys…would prefer you actually buy my film on Vimeo! Not only is it legal, but it's HD! I'm glad you enjoyed the film though - thanks for the compliments! Porter Erisman, Director of Crocodile in the Yangtze.

    Here's the link :-)

  5. Thanks. I heard the movie will be released officially soon, hopefully also available in Amazon by then.