China’s richest man Jack Ma and co-founder of an online retail company, Alibaba, encourages his employees to apply the ‘996’ philosophy not only in their jobs but with their personal life, saying people should follow the ‘669’ philosophy.
“996 philosophy” means that employees are expected to work from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., six days a week. During the mass wedding held by the company for its employees on May 10, he also suggested using the “669” as a method for maximum productivity in their sex life. The mass wedding celebration was called ‘Ali Day,’ being the company’s annual ritual.
“At work, we emphasize the spirit of 996. In life, we should follow 669. What is 669? Six days, six times, with the duration being the key,” Ma said.
Ma also said that the KPI (Key Performance Indicator) or long-lasting performance to have babies is having sex six times in six days. For him, the purpose of marriage is having babies.
“Marriage is not for the purpose of accumulating wealth, not for buying a house …but for having a baby together!”
He even said that children are the only ones that are real and they are the best investment they could have.
“Everything could be fake” but at least children are the real deal,” he added.
With his statement, netizens have questioned his true intentions and some even considered it as “lewd” and disgusting.
As much as I look up highly upon you, I feel that this is a little too extreme. A person working 9-6 might even have trouble having sex 6 times a week, much less for one that works 996.#jackma
— Aerovalier (@Aerovalier) May 14, 2019
**In other news **
Now he had given another formula for life which is 669
i.e have a sex 6 time in 6 days will led to good married life.
Is it possible ???🤔
— Avinash Singh (अविनाश सिंह ) (@avicing07) May 14, 2019
Yeah, so if that's what you endorse #JackMa, you seriously need some rest. Especially your brain!
— HooL (Humor of our Life) (@ijanvaidya) May 14, 2019
China implemented the one-child policy but currently, they are worried about the unstoppable dropping rate of their populations that could reach 1.44 billion in 2028. So now, China has relaxed the imposition of the one-child policy and openly encourages having more babies.
Despite the encouragement to their citizens in having more babies, the birth rate continues to decline because couples choose not having babies due to rising real estate prices and access to good education.
But still, the Alibaba founder encouraged his employees to have six times a week of having sex after asking them to work for 12 hours every day.
US President Barack Obama commended Aisa Mijeno, the Filipina behind Sustainable Alternative Lighting (SALt) lamps, during a forum for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit 2015 on Wednesday, November 18.
Mijeno, an engineer, a Greenpeace member and the founder of SALt Philippines, shared the stage with Obama and Alibaba founder Jack Ma.
Aiming to “light up the rest of the Philippines sustainably,” the SALt lamp is a sustainable and environment-friendly light source powered by saltwater. The ecologically designed lamp uses just two tablespoons of salt and one glass of tap water to give light for eight hours. It can even charge a mobile phone with a USB port.
It only costs $6 a year to power a SALt lamp.
The project intends to provide a safer, more cost-effective, more sustainable, and environmentally-friendly lighting options to locations without electricity. It aims to deliver 600 lamps to remote areas in the country.
During the forum, Obama asked Mijeno, “How can the public and private sector help entrepreneurs like you?”
To which the 30-year-old innovator replied, “We’re trying to mass-produce the lamps. We just need someone to fund us to get the project moving.”
Obama then pointed to Ma, founder of the world’s top e-commerce platform, Alibaba.
“What we need is a support system both from the private and the government sector to mentor us, guide us, to help us scale the product or project,” she added.
According to Obama, the government should give tax incentives for producers of clean technology and provide funding for research and development.
The SALt lamp is a recipient of various awards and recognitions from organizations in and out of the country.
Featured image credits to YouTube/Viral Online.
Jack Ma, billionaire and founding executive of Alibaba, shares his thoughts on being a billionaire. He says it was better when he only earned $ 12 month than earning $ 25 billion a year.
You see, Jack started out as a teacher before he became the genius behind Alibaba. He was earning $ 12 at the time and he says, “It’s the best life I had.”
Today, Jack Ma is the second richest person in China.
Jack says it’s easy to know where your money will go if you don’t have much of it, but once you become a billionaire, it becomes a great responsibility.
“If you have less than $1 million, you know how to spend the money. (At) $1 billion, that’s not your money…The money I have today is a responsibility. It’s the trust of people on me.”
He also said that spending money at his level now is spending it “on behalf of the society”.
Why Jack thinks being a billionaire is a great pain
Jack said that being rich is good, but when you are the richest, it becomes a great pain.
People say, ‘Well Jack, please, rich people’s good.’ Yeah, it is good, but not that — richest man of the world — of China. It’s a great pain, because when you are the richest person in the world, everyone is surrounding you for money.
He also said that being the richest also limits you of what you really want to do.
“It is a pain. Especially Forbes, I don’t know which magazine said I’m the richest guy of China. This is a great pain. Because I never thought I would be and I don’t want to be. I just want to do the things I want to do.”