This is a discussion that happened within Momentum Works’s Chinese community:

A: What is this mascot of Lazada?

B: It looks like a rat?

C: No, it is a lion.

D: Oh that’s Laz the Lion, but it seems to have lost weight. What happened?

C: It has been working 996 since the Alibaba acquisition. 

E: Maybe because it has embraced change.

Embracing Change is a core value of Alibaba group

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