Alibaba founder Jack Ma stated that his years of experience in agriculture have highlighted the significance of knowledge and creativity. During a video speech to several headmasters from rural schools on August 20th, Ma emphasized, “I’ve found that places where agriculture developed well do not directly link to areas with the best resources, but rather there must be innovative techniques, unique thinking, and creativity.” Ma drew from his diverse experiences, which include cultivating vegetables, fish farming, and winemaking across various global locations. Ma’s insights coincide with a pivotal period for Alibaba, as the company is undergoing its most extensive restructuring since its inception. [Jack Ma Foundation, in Chinese]