Jeff Bezos is an investor, technology and online retail pioneer from the U.S, and the founder and CEO of global technology and retail giant Amazon.com. Bezos is considered by many to be one of the most influential and successful leaders today.
Jeff Bezos is again the number 1 richest person in the world, followed by Bill Gates at number 2, according to The Forbes World’s Billionaires list. Bezos is also regarded as one of the leading thinkers in the world due to his vision and his ideas are not only different but also often at odds with many other entrepreneurs and leaders.
“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.” – Jeff Bezos
“One of the huge mistakes people make is that they try to force an interest on themselves. You don’t choose your passion; your passion chooses you.” – Jeff Bezos
“Cleverness is a gift, kindness is a choice.” – Jeff Bezos
“The common question that gets asked in business is, ‘why?’ That’s a good question, but an equally valid question is, ‘why not?’” – Jeff Bezos
“If you do build a great experience, customers tell each other about that. Word of mouth is very powerful.” – Jeff Bezos
“What’s dangerous is not to evolve.” – Jeff Bezos
“If we can keep our competitors focused on us while we stay focused on the customer, ultimately we'll turn out all right.” – Jeff Bezos
“We see our customers as invited guests to a party, and we are the hosts. It’s our job every day to make every important aspect of the customer experience a little bit better.” – Jeff Bezos
“For people who are readers, reading is important to them.” – Jeff Bezos
“When you receive criticism from well-meaning people, it pays to ask, 'Are they right?' And if they are, you need to adapt what they're doing. If they're not right - you need to have that long-term willingness to be misunderstood.” – Jeff Bezos
“Life's too short to hang out with people who aren't resourceful.” – Jeff Bezos
“Your brand is what people say about you when you're not in the room.” – Jeff Bezos
“To get something new done you have to be stubborn and focused, to the point that others might find unreasonable.” – Jeff Bezos
“The smartest people are constantly revising their understanding, reconsidering a problem they thought they'd already solved. They're open to new points of view, new information, new ideas, contradictions, and challenges to their own way of thinking.” – Jeff Bezos
“It's perfectly healthy--encouraged, even--to have an idea tomorrow that contradicted your idea today.” – Jeff Bezos
“If you can't tolerate critics, don't do anything new or interesting.” – Jeff Bezos
“Where you are going to spend your time and your energy is one of the most important decisions you get to make in life.” – Jeff Bezos We hope you got some new wisdom out of this. Which one is your favorite?