Jack Ma chart about life between 20 and 60:
Before you turn 20 years old, be a good student
… just get some experience.
Before you turn 30 years old, follow somebody
Go to a small company. Normally, in a big company, it is good to learn processing; you are part of a big machine. But when you go to a small company, you learn the passion, you learn the dreams. You learn to do a lot of things at one time. So before 30 years old, it’s not which company you go to, it’s which boss you follow. A good boss teaches you differently.
Between 30 and 40 years old
You need to think clearly whether you want to work for yourself, if you really want to be an entrepreneur.
When you’re between 40 and 50 years old
You must do all the things that you are good at. Don’t try to jump into a new area, it’s too late. You may be successful, but the rate of dying is too big. So when you’re between the ages of 40 and 50, think about how you can focus on things that you are good at.
But when you are 50 to 60 years old
Work for the young people. Because young people can do better than you. So rely on them, invest in them, and make sure they’re good.
When you are over 60 years old
Spend time on yourself. On the beach, sunshine, it’s too late for you to change.
This is my advice to young people: 25 years old, make enough mistakes. Don’t worry! You fall, you stand up, you fall…enjoy it! You’re 25 years old, enjoy the show!.