Daily Archives: September 9, 2018

Jack Ma appointment of Daniel Zhang offers leadership lesson

Chinese entrepreneur Jack Ma shared an important lesson in leadership when he decided to step down as chairman of Alibaba, the e-commerce company he created. The tech titan revealed Monday that he has started the process of “passing the Alibaba torch” to current chief executive officer Daniel Zhang, who is …

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Your Monday News Briefing: Sweden, Drones, U.S. Open

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. Sweden’s centrists prevail, the C.I.A. broadens its drone operations, and Novak Djokovic wins the U.S. Open. Here’s the latest: • Sweden’s centrists prevailed in national elections Sunday, even as the country’s far right had its best turnout ever. …

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Is Italy’s Prime Minister Looking for a Backup Job?

ROME — Giuseppe Conte, finding himself in a traditionally precarious job, sought to avoid putting all his eggs in one professional basket by pursuing a fallback position as a teacher in a Rome university. The twist: The basket in question is the Italian government. And Mr. Conte is its prime …

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Jack Ma, Alibaba’s Chairman, Plans to Step Down

HONG KONG — The Alibaba Group said on Monday that it would appoint a new chairman to succeed Jack Ma, the executive who led the Chinese e-commerce company through its transformation into one of the biggest names in the global technology scene. Alibaba said Daniel Zhang, its chief executive, would …

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