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Saturday, January 12, 2013

Celebrating Jeff Bezos

Jeffrey Preston "Jeff" Bezos (born January 12, 1964) has played a key role in the growth of e-commerce as the customer-centric, risk-taking CEO of Amazon.com, Inc. Here are some brief quotes that will give you an idea of the man and his approach to life and business:
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“If you decide that you’re going to do only the things you know are going to work, you’re going to leave a lot of opportunity on the table.”

“What's dangerous is not to evolve.”

“There are two ways to extend a business. Take inventory of what you are good at and extend out from your skills. Or determine what your customers need and work backwards, even if it requires learning new skills.”

“I think frugality drives innovation, just like other constraints do. One of the only ways to get out of a tight box is to invent your way out.”

“The most important single thing is to focus obsessively on the customer. Our goal is to be earth’s most customer-centric company.”

“I believe you have to be willing to be misunderstood if you're going to innovate.”

“I’d rather interview 50 people and not hire anyone than hire the wrong person.”

“But there's so much kludge, so much terrible stuff, we are at the 1908 Hurley washing machine stage with the Internet. That's where we are. We don't get our hair caught in it, but that's the level of primitiveness of where we are. We're in 1908.”

“We are willing to go down a bunch of dark passageways, and occasionally we find something that really works.”

“Because, you know, resilience - if you think of it in terms of the Gold Rush, then you'd be pretty depressed right now because the last nugget of gold would be gone. But the good thing is, with innovation, there isn't a last nugget. Every new thing creates two new questions and two new opportunities.”

“The thing about inventing is you have to be both stubborn and flexible, more or less simultaneously.”

“A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn reputation by trying to do hard things well.”

“We watch our competitors, learn from them, see the things that they were doing for customers and copy those things as much as we can.”

“A company shouldn't get addicted to being shiny, because shiny doesn't last.”

“The framework I found which made the decision incredibly easy was what I called – which only a nerd would call – a ‘regret minimization framework’. So I wanted to project myself forward to age 80 and say, ‘Okay, now I’m looking back on my life. I want to have minimized the number of regrets I have.’”

“There are two kinds of companies, those that work to try to charge more and those that work to charge less. We will be the second.”

“I knew that if I failed I wouldn’t regret that, but I knew the one thing I might regret is not trying.”

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