"People judge you by your diploma. They would think ’hey, we’re got a group of people from Harvard, we’ve got people from Stanford, and you are from nowhere," said Ma.
Alibaba founder Jack Ma feels that he may not be able to land a job in the company today.
Why does he think so?
The reason behind his thinking is that many top companies prefer people with high educational qualifications over those with out-of-the box ideas.
"People judge you by your diploma. They would think ’hey, we’re got a group of people from Harvard, we've got people from Stanford, and you are from nowhere," said Ma.
The former English teacher was speaking at the Forbes Global CEO Conference in Singapore about the flaws in the hiring system. He even said that the stress on academic performance is unfair to out-of-box thinkers.The richest man in China also emphasised that kids have to be taught to be creative so that they can survive the onslaught of artificial intelligence (AI).Get access to India's fastest growing financial subscriptions service Moneycontrol Pro for as little as Rs 599 for first year. Use the code "GETPRO". Moneycontrol Pro offers you all the information you need for wealth creation including actionable investment ideas, independent research and insights & analysis For more information, check out the Moneycontrol website or mobile app.