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Not Working the Jack Ma 996 Schedule? Then You're Passionless!

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Not Working the Jack Ma 996 Schedule? Then you are passionless! Oh, and youre probably fired... Its a brutal form of extreme-overtime culture that seems to surround the cult of billionaire leaders.

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Not Working the Jack Ma 996 Schedule? Then you are passionless! Oh, and youre probably fired... Its a brutal form of extreme-overtime culture that seems to surround the cult of billionaire leaders. MORE: Blog or code: http://www.viralml.com/video-content.html?fm=yt&v=rBdnjXylF9I Signup for my newsletter and more: http://www.viralml.com Connect on Twitter: https://twitter.com/amunategui My books on Amazon: The Little Book of Fundamental Indicators: Hands-On Market Analysis with Python: Find Your Market Bearings with Python, Jupyter Notebooks, and Freely Available Data: https://amzn.to/2DERG3d Monetizing Machine Learning: Quickly Turn Python ML Ideas into Web Applications on the Serverless Cloud: https://amzn.to/2PV3GCV Grow Your Web Brand, Visibility & Traffic Organically: 5 Years of amunategui.github.Io and the Lessons I Learned from Growing My Online Community from the Ground Up: Fringe Tactics - Finding Motivation in Unusual Places: Alternative Ways of Coaxing Motivation Using Raw Inspiration, Fear, and In-Your-Face Logic https://amzn.to/2DYWQas Create Income Streams with Online Classes: Design Classes That Generate Long-Term Revenue: https://amzn.to/2VToEHK Defense Against The Dark Digital Attacks: How to Protect Your Identity and Workflow in 2019: https://amzn.to/2Jw1AYS Articles: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-04-15/jack-ma-again-endorses-extreme-overtime-as-online-furor-rages-on https://news.efinancialcareers.com/uk-en/196881/working-hours-banks Transcript: Hello YouTube Friends If You Are Not Working the Jack Ma 996 Schedule? Then Youre Passionless... oh, and Fired! Jack Ma has been getting a lot of news coverage lately around his endorsement of long work hours. Here is one example in Bloomberg Jack Ma Again Endorses Extreme Overtime as Furor Rages On Jack Ma is a legend. From all the one-liners I read from him on Instagram, Linkedin, and Facebook - I feel like I know him personally. Instagram has some 100k thumbnails full of advice - literally something for everybody - I never read any of the official biographies so I have no idea if any of it even from him. And I imagine theres a lot lost in translation and journalistic creativity around these one-liners. Welcome to the ViralML Show, my name is Manuel Amunategui. I wrote a few books you can find on Amazon, including this one Fringe Tactics: Finding Motivation in Unusual Places. Which is about helping you to work on your own dreams, not somebody else. Please signup for my newsletter, upper right content, and subscribe to the channel. Now, I do feel that Jack MA he is personable, funny, loves to give advice, humble, and charismatic - there you have it charisma! charisma is the biggest cause of zealotry and Idolatry transforming regular workers, you and me, into zombie worker bees. But, before I digress too much, what is the 996 work schedule? The first two nines mean 9AM to 9PM, yep, thats a 12 hour day folks. But it gets worse, the 6 after the two nines means 6 days a week! Wow. Good thing u still have one day in the week to sleep in and go therapy to ponder the meaning of your existence... Thats 72 hours a week folks! There are countries, like China, Japan, and the US - and companies within them that are known for their brutal hours. In the US, finance and bank hours are notoriously bad and its the tip of the iceberg. Average working hours by bank, 2017 and 2018 What are we? There is a culture nowadays of putting as much pressure on workers to perform. This goes into officeless environments, offering lunches at work to keep them there. Standups that feel more like parades of how you spent your last 8 hours. Its a shame because most jobs require time to think and look back at achievements. I know something about charismatic leaders spellbinding you into 80 hour weeks. I imagine Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk are like that, Steve Jobs was like that. I worked at Microsoft in the late 90s and whenever wed cross Bill Gates in a corridor, we couldnt stop jumping up and down as kids about to get candy. I know a few people who work at Amazon, and I always ask them, did you see Jeff? We all get blindsided. Yes, I did write the book on motivation and I do present tricks here and there to push ourselves like working in the coffee shop where your screen is visible to others, making strangers your de-facto boss by proxy. But that is self-inflicted, not some BS about trying to be the bosses pet... My point is to work the hours you are contracted to - and work them well. But dont spend the rest of the time on the couch - spend the rest of your time on personal growth - like side gigs, a saas business, your startup, your art. Push yourself to get your own dreams accomplished as well! you can do it! And leave a paper trail in the public domain - like writing articles, sharing code on GitHub, whatever, it is not only generous but will keep you accountable. CATEGORY:StateOfIndustry