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Alibaba's Billionaire Founder Jack Ma Says Companies Forcing Staff to Work Overtime Are 'Foolish'

He was responding to a debate over the 996 schedule, which means working 9am to 9pm, six days a week

Alibaba Group founder and billionaire Jack Ma again weighed in on the Chinese tech industry’s gruelling overtime work culture on Sunday, this time calling enforced long hours “unsustainable.”Ma’s comment followed his remarks on Thursday that working overtime could be a “huge blessing” ...

by Laurie Chen  | April 19, 2019 06:00:00
Startup Tips

Studies Show Working Overtime Is Basically Pointless

Opportunity does sleep, and it also takes needed breaks

For how many hours per week do you work? If you run a business, there’s a good chance you’re putting in more than 40 hours.Related: Working Endless Hours Does Not Make You a Hero (Infographic)Don’t feel bad, you’re not alone. Despite the recent ...

by Mike Taylor  | February 06, 2017 06:00:00