This will allow him to exercise much wider influence, which will benefit Alibaba Group greatly
Amazon's retention strategy gets copied
Amazon, as a company, is much more international in terms of working language, talent and culture.
"An arm can’t win a wrestle against a leg, in China startups can never walk around the giants.”
It is an assault on Didi, but it is also defensive in the scenario that one day Didi might venture into other areas that threaten Alibaba’s empire, or reinforce Tencent’s.
60% of Alibaba's revenues are now derived from its advertising platform - Alimama.
The new Lazada CEO Lucy Peng is a heavy weight. She will make a lot of swift changes at the company.
It allows them to adopt Chinese innovation much, much faster