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The Real Entrepreneurial Spirit

Joseph Tsai, Alibaba Group
In conversation with: Tom Byers, Stanford University

Joe Tsai, co-founder and executive vice chairman of Alibaba Group, recalls his path from law to private equity to entrepreneurship, including the first time he met Jack Ma back in 1999. Tsai fell in love with the entrepreneurial spirit behind Alibaba and soon after helped Ma incorporate the then-small company just as China’s internet usership scaled exponentially.