The presentation you’re about to see was made especially for our clients at the Importing Empire Jumpstart Group. Porter Erisman, the former VP of Alibaba and author of Alibaba’s World, gave an insider’s look at how Alibaba was started, how it’s grown, and where it’s going.
The video was never meant for a wider audience but we had to share it with you. The content is just too important.
Alibaba’s IPO in 2014 was the biggest in history. The company is worth $217.66 billion and probably the most important company in e-commerce today.
You may not have heard of it unless you’re starting or running an importing company, but you’ve almost definitely used a product sourced on Alibaba today.
If Porter’s presentation interests you, you’ll love his book, Alibaba’s World, where he covers the story in even more depth and gives a lot of valuable strategic advice for entrepreneurs doing business today.
I enjoyed digging through his book over the last week and put together highlights for you here:
Oh yeah, we’re also giving away 20 copies of Alibaba’s World! All you have to do is enter here: Alibaba’s World Below the video you’ll find:
- Timestamps to help navigate to the most relevant pieces of the video.
- Porter’s top 10 tips for entrepreneurs.
- Jack Ma’s first speech to the team at Alibaba.
- A short excerpt from Jack Ma’s speech after their first IPO in 2008
Without further ado, Porter Erisman, former Alibaba VP: