雅思口语Part2话题卡：Describe a successful businessperson you know (e.g. running a family business) 描述一位成功的商人
Describe a successful businessperson you know (e.g. running a family business)
You should say
Who this person is
How you knew him/her
What business he/she does
And explain why he/she is successful
The person I am going to tell you about is Mayun, a thin man approaching 60 years old. He is the founder of Alibaba, a world-renowned corporation specializing in e-commerce, and is rated as one of the wealthiest individuals across the globe.
It is really challenging to ignore his presence in China. After all, Taobao, the online shopping platform he established, has become an indispensable part of so many people’s lives. When they need something, they will not go to the grocery or supermarket around the street corner, but grab out their cellphone and make an order on this platform. Moreover, he also enjoys the spotlight and often makes eye-catching comments. One of the most famous words uttered by him is that he has zero interest in money.
The business of Alibaba has expanded into a wide range of areas, including finance, cloud computing and logistics. But what impresses me most is the Alipay. This article is from laokaoya website. You know, at the outset of Chinese e-commerce, there was a big trust issue between the online vendors and customers. Both parties were not sure their counterpart would play by the rules.
Then Mayun came up with a brilliant idea. He added a third party to the deal. When customers wanted to purchase something, they first put their money into Alipay which would then notify the vendors to send the packages. Only after customers received the packages and were satisfied with them would the money be paid to the vendors. It is on this basis that Chinese e-commerce flourishes. I think this innovative approach is the key to his success.
What factors lead to success?
What do people need to sacrifice for success?
ls it easy for a business to be successful without affecting the environment?
How do you think of family businesses?