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I was a VP at Alibaba during the SARS crisis in 2003. Here’s what Jack Ma did to unite our team, accelerate revenue, and launch a new business amid the uncertainty of a pandemic.

Porter Erisman was working in China as vice president of the Alibaba Group in 2003 when the SARS pandemic struck, and he and 400 colleagues were quarantined at home. But instead of being paralysed by fear and panic, Alibaba thrived during the SARS crisis: Their team became more united, revenues […]
I was a VP at Alibaba during the SARS crisis in 2003. Here’s what Jack Ma did to unite our team, accelerate revenue, and launch a new business amid the uncertainty of a pandemic.
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How the coronavirus compares to SARS, swine flu, Zika, and other epidemics

https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php The coronavirus outbreak may seem reminiscent of past global epidemics like SARS, MERS, swine flu, and the Zika virus. We looked at the data to see how those epidemics compare to the new coronavirus. While some of those examples were deadlier than the coronavirus, they were far more limited […]
How the coronavirus compares to SARS, swine flu, Zika, and other epidemics
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The official who led the global fight against SARS called China’s quarantine of 50 million people an unprecedented ‘grand experiment’ that could turn harmful

China’s decision to quarantine some 50 million people to stop the spread of a deadly coronavirus is an unprecedented “grand experiment” that could become potentially harmful, said the official who led the global fight against SARS in 2003. China has imposed the largest quarantine in human history by cutting off […]
The official who led the global fight against SARS called China’s quarantine of 50 million people an unprecedented ‘grand experiment’ that could turn harmful