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Invent & wander : the collected writings of Jeff Bezos

Author: Jeffrey Bezos; Walter Isaacson
Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts : Harvard Business Review Press & Public Affairs, [2021]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of writings by the founder and CEO of Amazon includes a selection of Bezos's unusual annual shareholder letters, speeches, and interviews that offer insight into his background, his professional approaches, and the evolutions of his ideas.
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Named Person: Jeffrey Bezos; Jeffrey Bezos
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey Bezos; Walter Isaacson
ISBN: 9781647820718 1647820715
OCLC Number: 1203971310
Description: vii, 271 pages : illustration ; 25 cm
Contents: The shareholder letters. It's all about the long term (1997) --
Obsessions (1998) --
Building for the long term (1999) --
Taking the long view (2000) --
The customer franchise is our most valuable asset (2001) --
What's good for customer is good for shareholders (2002) --
Long-term thinking (2003) --
Thinking about finance (2004) --
Making decisions (2005) --
Growing new businesses (2006) --
A team of missionaries (2007) --
Working backward (2008) --
Setting goals (2009) --
Fundamental tools (2010) --
The power of invention (2011) --
Internally driven (2012) --
"Wow" (2013) --
Three big ideas (2014) --
Big winners pay for many experiments (2015) --
Fending off day 2 (2016) --
Building a culture of high standards (2017) --
Intuition, curiosity, and the power of wandering (2018) --
Scale for good (2019) --
Life & work. My gift in life --
A crucial moment at Princeton --
"We are what we choose": address to the Princeton gradating class of 2010 --
Resourcefulness --
Why I went from a hedge fund to selling books --
Finding the root cause --
Creating wealth --
The idea for prime --
Thinking three years out --
Where the idea of Amazon web services came from --
Alexa, AI, and machine learning --
Physical stores and whole foods --
Burying the Washington Post --
Trust --
Work-life harmony --
Recruiting talent: Do you want mercenaries or missionaries? --
Decisions --
Competition --
Government scrutiny and big companies --
The climate pledge --
The Bezos day one fund --
The purpose of going into space --
It's still day one for America.
Other Titles: Works.
Invent and wander
Responsibility: [with an introduction by Walter Isaacson].

Abstract:

A collection of writings by the founder and CEO of Amazon includes a selection of Bezos's unusual annual shareholder letters, speeches, and interviews that offer insight into his background, his professional approaches, and the evolutions of his ideas.

In this collection of Jeff Bezos's writings--his unique and strikingly original annual shareholder letters, plus numerous speeches and interviews that provide insight into his background, his work, and the evolution of his ideas--you'll gain an insider's view of the why and how of his success. Spanning a range of topics across business and public policy, from innovation and customer obsession to climate change and outer space, this book provides a rare glimpse into how Bezos thinks about the world and where the future might take us. Written in a direct, down-to-earth style, Invent and Wander offers readers a master class in business values, strategy, and execution: The importance of a Day 1 mindset; Why "it's all about the long term"; What it really means to be customer obsessed; How to start new businesses and create significant organic growth in an already successful company; Why culture is an imperative; How a willingness to fail is closely connected to innovation; What the Covid-19 pandemic has taught us. Each insight offers new ways of thinking through today's challenges--and more importantly, tomorrow's--and the never-ending urgency of striving ahead, never resting on one's laurels. Everyone from CEOs of the Fortune 100 to entrepreneurs just setting up shop to the millions who use Amazon's products and services in their homes or businesses will come to understand the principles that have driven the success of one of the most important innovators of our time. --

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