The 54-year-old Ma was speaking at a mass wedding organised by his company.
Beijing: Alibaba founder Jack Ma gave advice to his employees on the spirit of “669” (sex for six days, sex six times, with emphasis on duration) to improve their life. This came after he counselled his employees on “996” (9 am to 9 pm, six days a week at workplace).
During Alibaba staff’s group wedding in China the country’s richest man gave this advice, according to a report in the British publication Daily Mail.
“At work, we emphasize the spirit of ‘996’. In life, we should follow ‘669,’“ Jack Ma said.
The 54-year-old Ma was speaking at a mass wedding organised by his company. This event takes place every year on ‘Ali Day’ on May 10 at his company’s headquarters in Hangzhou.
The technology industry has criticised “996” work philosophy.
Many net users called “669” philosophy lewd as it gained traction on social media.
“Who on earth would have the energy to do 669 at home after 996 during work?” remarked one user.
The “669” quote was posted on Alibaba’s official page on Chinese social network Weibo with a winking emoji.
“Making a lewd joke in public and notoriously promoting it - are you being responsible to minors? Thumbs down this time,” said another user.