Jack Ma (54), the richest man in China, spoke last Friday during a huge annual wedding ceremony, ‘Ali Day’ called. “At work, we strive for the ideas of the 996 after”, said Ma. “In life, we would ‘669' should follow.” The number 996 refers to the 996-working culture: from 9 am to 9 pm in the evening work, 6 days per week. Jack Ma pleaded recently for a 72-hour work week: “Otherwise, you don't have to apply.”also Read Alibaba-billionaire: "Six days from nine in the morning until nine in the evening work is a blessing” Sex
What 669? “Six days, six times to have sex, where relatively long duration is the key,” said Ma the 102 couples in bridal wear at the ceremony were present. The word ‘nine’ or ‘jiu’ is a homofoon (name for a word with different meanings) that ‘long’ means. the
Ma called the couples also reproduce, because children are a better investment than property. “The first key performance indicator (KPI) of marriage is to achieve results. There should be products. What is the product? Children....”
The birth rate of China decreases, and the growth of the economy stops. In 2018, the number of children born with 2 million to 15,23 million - the lowest birth rate since 1961, despite the fact that the eenkindpolitiek in 2016 overboard.Energy
The statement is on the official website of Alibaba posted via Weibo (a kind of Twitter in China), with a winking emoji that to a lot of criticism led. “Audience of an obscene joke, and that is promote - is that responsible to subordinates? Thumbs down this time,” was one of the online comments. “Is this funny? Total not,” writes another. “Who on earth has the energy for 669 home after 996 at work?”, asks another.Success
coming back to the 996-working culture, which he last month urging, he called the long working days, a ‘great blessing’. “A lot of companies and a lot of people don't have the ability to 996 to work. If you're not 996 works when you're young, when can you ever get 996 work? Let me ask you: if you have not more time and energy to your performance spend, how can you achieve success that you want?” The Chinese labour law stipulates that the average work week up to 40 hours.