Embracing Economic Globalisation, Adapting And Moving Forward

Yesterday, I attended the launch of Malaysia’s Digital Free Trade Zone. A joint effort by the Alibaba Group and the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), it is the first of its kind outside of China, and will help many SMEs and youths leverage the digital platform.

I am excited for the collaboration, as it will surely bring a breath of fresh air to Malaysia’s economy. Jack Ma is a world renowned entrepreneur, and his story has inspired many people across the world, including me. His digital business model inspired me to start an e-commerce business as the flagship of MONSPACE. Two years later, e-commerce shows no sign of weakening. Instead, the market is ever expanding, and I am sure this is the right way forward.

Yesterday, Jack Ma also launched the Electronic World Trade Platform (eWTP) which he has been advocating for in recent years. This is not the first time I’ve heard of this concept, but I am pleasantly surprised that Malaysia embraced such an edgy business model. The eWTP pushes for a truly global collaboration between businesses. If you are an entrepreneur, you’d only need a mobile phone to connect your business to the world. As a consumer, you’d be able to shop for anything across the world, just by tapping on your phone as well. The eWTP is also written into the official reports of the G20. It is welcomed by the global community, and received high praises by the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

The world is jumping on board the eWTP. It is a trend that is inevitable, despite what happens to our economy and the uncertainties that we might have to go through. There is no denying that globalisation is here, and we need to evolve with it.

While globalisation is not palatable for everyone, I firmly believe that all changes needs to be inspected and treated as an opportunity, not a disaster. That helps us move with the current of times and not be left behind.

MONSPACE has set its eyes on going global ever since it was founded. Of course, we’ve had people doubt us, but I believed in us. As it turns out, my decision was right. Now MONSPACE MALL has tens of thousands of members around the world, and our revenue is increasing year on year.

Last year, MONSPACE pushed even further to introduce MONSPACE MALL to the world. We have set foot in China and Hong Kong, and will further expand into European markets.

Globalisation is not just about trade, it is also about the exchange of thought and creativity. We can’t live in our cocoons anymore. We need to step out and listen to what the world has to offer, and reach inside to change, to metabolise and keep up with the trends. It’s one of the most profound experiences to see MONSPACE improving and innovating because of the global connections we have.

I also think that all entrepreneurs need have a healthy sense of paranoia, and to never be satisfied with the status quo. Staying true to yesterday’s business models will only stop you from moving forward in this world that is ever changing. You need to change, and be bold with it.

My beliefs have remained the same all these years. I think to be successful, one needs to have a vision for the future, a vision that goes global. A bold heart, and the courage to always embrace innovations. MONSPACE wants to go where no one else has, and jump on the train for globalisation!

Jack Ma believes that globalisation is still in its infancy stage, and the next 30 years will be key. Indeed, many challenges lie ahead, and we can’t wait to see where globalisation will take us.

Malaysia has joined the eroad, and we expect more countries to do so as well. I am excited to see the world being more integrated than ever, so that our youths can achieve bigger dreams, and the world can move forward as well.

前天,我参与了马数码自由贸易区推介礼,见证了阿里巴巴集团与马来西亚数字经济机构(MDEC)今日正式推介中国以外的第一个数字自由贸易区,帮助更多大马的中小型企业以及年轻人利用这个电子平台实现梦想。

对於双方的合作,我是兴奋,因为双方的合作,必定会为大马的商业环境带来新景气!马云是世界知名企业家,他的创业故事鼓舞了许多心怀梦想的年轻人,当然也包括我。马云的电子商务王国的经营模式启发了我,让我以电子商务作为成立MONSPACE集团起家的主要产业,两年过去了,我看到了电子商务不退反进的趋势,更坚定了我继续往电子商务的方向前进。

昨天,马云在推介礼上推介了近年来他所产倡导的eWTP(Electronic World Trade Platform)商业理念,我非第一次听说他的理念,只是没想到大马很有远见的拥抱了马云的商业理念。eWTP为市场推动理念,多方参与的国际合作平台,此概念将会为全球带来便利性,若你是创业者,只要你有手机,你就能全球做生意,若你是消费者,只要点点手机就能买到全球商品,实施全球买全球卖的理念,马云的eWTP也正式写入G20的公报,被全球主要经济体的欢迎,WTO也表示赞赏eWTP经济概念。

当全世界都在考虑eWTP可能性,意味全球化势不可挡,纵使反全球化浪潮迭起丶全球经济不确定性激增,却无法否认全球化势在必行,企业必须逆向思考,坚定不移地走向全球化。

或许,不是每个人都能接受全球经济共享性的概念,但我始终坚信,举凡任何变化,你当作灾难的时候,你越看越不顺眼;任何变化,你当作一个机会丶当作好奇丶当作拥抱它的时候,会越看越有意思。

MONSPACE处成立之际,放眼全球化,跨境商业为目标,曾经也遭人质疑,但我不畏惧,我相信全球化电子商务的趋势,而事实也证明,我当初的决定没错。如此,MONSPACE MALL拥有千万会员,营业额节节上升。

去年,MONSPACE集团更进一步的将商业方针制定为全球化跨境交易,我们开始走向全球,跨境向介绍MONSPACE MALL商品,将MONSPACE MALL商品推向全球。我们的商业脚步横跨大马,去到中国丶来到香港,未来更计划跨足欧美甚至全世界。

全球化所涉及的不仅是交易的往来,更是思想与创意的交流,我们不能再固步自封,闭门造车,只有吸取外来的新颖的技术与思维,才能激活企业内部的创意,将潜能发挥之最大值。这一点,从MONSPACE集团开始跨境交易时就已深深体会到,因为文化丶思维与技术的交流,MONSPACE集团的所有层面有着显着的提升。

而我一直认为企业家一定要具有危机意识,不能安於现状,因为昨天的固有的模式必定会阻碍你今天的前进,在这一个资讯全球化的改革年代,你必须要有改革的勇气与眼光。

这麽多年以来,我的信念一直都未曾改变,我认为要成功就要有视野,要有全球化视野,敢敢做天下生意,敢于提高自己的技术含量丶敢于模式创新丶敢于对自己的企业组织进行创新,要做别人做不到的事情,做别人不肯做的事情,於是,MONSPACE集团领先业界,加入全球化列车,向挑战的路前进!

马云认为全球化还是婴儿期,未来的三十年是关键。没错,我们不必把话说死,照现在全球资讯交流的快速程度来看,未来三十年有巨大机遇和挑战,全球化到底能走上怎样的高峰,我们拭目以待,而我本身则十分看好。

大马已经加入了数字自由贸易的eroad,随着未来更多国家的响应和加入,我相信还会有新的数字中枢覆盖更多的贸易路线,从而创造出全球化的“数字丝绸之路”,我乐於看见全球资讯丶智慧丶技术丶经济丶资源丶零售的交流,年轻人拥有更大的平台实现梦想,全球经济也将迈向欣欣向荣。

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