Aug 30, 2020
In this episode we interview
Daisy Peak, a British national who is in charge of organizational
culture at Alibaba. Daisy talks about her experience co-founding an
HR/recruitment startup in Chengdu and the open attitude Chengdu’s
government had towards entrepreneurs and foreign talent, while also
answering some burning questions we had about working at Alibaba,
China’s tech giant.
- Daisy’s story on how choosing Chinese as a
second language at school in London turned into an entire new life
- Daisy’s connection with Chengdu, a progressive
and rapidly growing major city in southwestern China.
- Laowai Here, the company Daisy co-founded in
Chengdu, which worked closely with local officials and helped
foreign talent find jobs and homes in Chengdu.
shares intel on the open attitude Chengdu has towards entrepreneurs
and foreigners, as well as the numerous government subsidies
available for startups - including free office space!
- Alibaba, China’s tech giant, and a highly
desired professional destination for China’s youth.
discusses Jack Ma’s infamous “996” work culture and whether or not
working at Alibaba is that intense.
- Alibaba’s organizational culture and some
drastic transformations the company is going through.
- Daisy’s advice for young professionals looking
to get a job at Alibaba, and how they should go about doing
final words of advice Daisy has for a younger version of herself -
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