Wednesday, April 17, 2019

"996" Hours

Alibaba’s billionaire co-founder Jack Ma (left) advocates the “996" work culture – and this is currently the subject of popular debate in the China media. 

For those who don’t know, it means working from 9 AM to 9 PM, six days a week. 

On Friday, Ma even called the opportunity to work "996" hours a "blessing". 

Entrepreneurs such as him may have claimed with bloated pride that long work hours are part of their success stories – but these bosses forget that they work for themselves and their reward is seen by their accumulated wealth that they keep amassing. So, it is so easy to advice others to slave over their jobs – and in the process, make even more money for their companies – which in turn benefit their bosses. Bosses like Ma. 

BTW, Ma’s net worth in 2019 amounts to $39.7 billion. 

Anyway, please listen to this beautiful paean to our planet: "In This Together" by Ellie Goulding & Steven Price. 

Share the wonder of the extraordinary place we call home. From exotic jungles to the deepest seas, open our eyes to the connections we all share:

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