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Richard Liu Qiangdon, the president of the largest online conglomerate in China

Richard Liu Qiangdon recently spoke at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting. He also spoke about his journey in the business world. Of interest was his online business, JD.com. He told the attendees that he named his business JD.com from abbreviating his name and his wife’s name. He also spoke about how he ventured into online business after the SARS epidemic that hit China.

Richard Liu talks about JD.com

During the meeting, Richard Liu told the press that his business stood out from the other online stores because they prioritized on improving customer service as well as selling genuine goods. Since JD.com was launched, the company has grown and is currently worth more than US$60 billion. The company has a workforce of about 167,000 employees and they keep hiring on a weekly basis.

Richard Liu also said that he looks forward to growing his business into the biggest online market in China. Aside from having clients in his home country, Richard Liu also revealed that they deliver to other customers across the globe. Among the most selling products at JD.com are fashion and consumable products. He also spoke about how the company has improved their delivery systems. According to this professional, his business has succeeded because they treat all customers differently.

About Richard Liu

Richard Liu is a renowned entrepreneur and the founder of JD.com. He also serves as the chief executive officer of this multi-million dollar establishment. He is a graduate of China Europe International Business School and the Renmin University of China. Richard Liu is currently worth $12.7 billion. He is married to businesswoman Zhang Zetian and together they have two children.

Richard Liu initiated career as a programmer while in college. After his graduation, he secured a job with Japan Life where he worked for two years and left to start his business. In 1998, he launched a magneto-optical distribution business. Six years later, he has succeeded in establishing more than 12 stores. Following the SARS outbreak that affected thousands of people and killed hundreds, Richard Liu was compelled to abandon business as there were no people to work for him. He later ventured into e-commerce business by establishing JD.com. This business has since grown into one of the largest online business in China and the US.

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Papa Johns Is Making The Necessary Changes With Steve Ritchie

Many customers out there are aware of the recent circumstances that have been surrounding Papa Johns which were unfortunately caused by former management. As per Wikipedia, the good news is that a new man has taken up leadership at Papa Johns and he is working his hardest to make Papa Johns one of the very best restaurants in the pizza industry like it has been for so many years prior. As the new CEO for Papa Johns, Steve Ritchie is tasked with overseeing daily operations but more importantly, he will guide Papa Johns towards a brighter future and regain the trust of customers worldwide.

Papa Johns is a well-known restaurant name that sells pizza all around the globe today and despite the recent negative mark in the press, they still have many loyal customers that are supporting them. There are many reasons for this, including the truth in a statement that Steve Ritchie released in his apology letter. In Steve Ritchie’s apology letter, which he drafted himself, he stated that the actions of a single Papa Johns employee are not representative of the entire organization and the rest of its employees, of which there are more than 100,000. The apology written by Steve was one of his first actions after becoming the new CEO for Papa Johns.

Steve Ritchie Papa Johns decided to make a personal heartfelt apology rather than just trying to say sorry for making a mistake because he truly wants Papa Johns to succeed. In an article from Biz Journals, it says that the Steve has worked at Papa Johns for the majority of his career and he knows the right moves to get the ball moving in the right direction. In his apology, Steve also addressed the very areas that Papa Johns needed to make improvements and how they are going to do it in the following months and possibly years. One of the first steps for Papa Johns is to bring in outside experts to bring every part of the business up to the highest standards, from pizza making to management. Follow Steve Ritchie on Twitter.

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https://www.nrn.com/people/papa-john-s-names-steve-ritchie-president