Quotes Archive

It’s difficult for any single company to develop all the applications and services.

- Ma Huateng

Look at Microsoft, Google, and Facebook. They have all entered many sectors, and actually, in many of those sectors, they weren’t as early as Tencent.

- Ma Huateng

My biggest crisis is that I don’t understand what young people like.

- Ma Huateng

On all open platforms, regardless of whether it’s Facebook or the Apple App Store, the largest segment is entertainment and games. It’s the largest revenue segment. And it’s the same for Tencent.

- Ma Huateng

The leader of the market today may not necessarily be the leader tomorrow.

- Ma Huateng

There should be order if the development of the cyber world is to be sustainable.

- Ma Huateng

Wealth won’t give you satisfaction, creating a good product that’s well received by users is what matters most.

- Ma Huateng

When I was little, I wanted to be an astronomer, but that didn’t happen.

- Ma Huateng

You need to have extraordinary wisdom to be the forerunner.

- Ma Huateng

At Tencent, we may be businessmen, but we are still chasing our IT, our science. We are still striving to create something really cool, trying to create things we couldn’t even imagine without our new technologies. I am still clinging to this enthusiasm.

- Ma Huateng

I think every Internet user likes personalization.

- Ma Huateng

I think Steve Jobs is my idol.

- Ma Huateng

If you ask me what I worry about every morning when I wake up, it’s that I don’t understand future mainstream Internet users’ habits.

- Ma Huateng

In America, when you bring an idea to market, you usually have several months before competition pops up, allowing you to capture significant market share. In China, you can have hundreds of competitors within the first hours of going live. Ideas are not important in China – execution is.

- Ma Huateng

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