„Why have the majority of overseas Internet companies failed? Google fails, Yahoo failed, eBay and the like were all squashed to death by the locals? Is it because none are able to succeed in China? For every loser, excuses are abound, humans always try to search for excuses to justify failing, and tend not to search for direction towards success.“

—  Jack Ma

马云调侃谷歌退出:中国将制定未来游戏规则 http://china.ibtimes.com/articles/20100120/-2014431602.htm
Original: (zh) 为什么外国互联网公司到中国大都失败了?谷歌也不行、雅虎也不行、eBay这些都被中国本土公司给搞死掉了?是不是中国不能做?任何一个失败的人是最容易找藉口的,人类总是为失败找藉口,不为成功找方向。



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