JD founder Richard Liu Qiangdong was invited to attend an annual business forum. When attending this forum, Richard Liu sat down with a panelist and talked about his career and business experience. At first, Richard talked about his educational background and then discussed his first experience as an entrepreneur. While he was talking at the forum, Richard Liu also discussed his primary objectives as an entrepreneur. He said that he wants to make a valuable impact on society rather than achieve great wealth. Liu also mentioned that he is looking to expand the company into more regions in the world in the near future.
Richard Liu Qiangdong pursued a higher education once he was finished with his compulsory education. Liu went to a leading university in Beijing to study and complete an educational program in sociology. Richard Liu also went on to pursue a graduate level degree in business administration. While he was still in college, Richard taught himself computer programming. This provided him with an essential skill that can help him attain quality employment opportunities once he was done with his higher education programs. The entrepreneurial career of Richard Liu Qiangdong began while he was still a student. During this time, he founded a restaurant which provided him with first hand experience on how to run a business.
Since he was very busy with his schoolwork, he wasn’t able to devote enough time to running the restaurant. As a result, this venture failed but he went on to continue entrepreneurship in the future. In the meantime, he went on to work as a computing professional and executive. During the next several years, Richard Liu Qiangdong worked in the computing field. He spent time in computer programming and executive management. Liu was part of a leading company known as Japan Life. Richard Liu eventually resigned from this company to found another business in the retail industry. His second business closed down and he decided to start up another company. Liu founded JD in 2005 and built it into one of the most successful retailers in the world by using ecommerce solutions and offering fast shipping to customers.