25 Motivational Jeff Bezos Quotes on Business

Birth: January 12, 1964, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

Short Biography

American entrepreneur Jeff Bezos is the founder and CEO of Amazon.com and owner of the Washington Post newspaper. Successful business ventures have made him one of the richest people in the world.

Entrepreneur and e-commerce pioneer Jeff Bezos was born on January 12, 1964, in New Mexico. Bezos' early love for computers led him to study computer science and electrical engineering at Princeton University. After working on Wall Street for a while after graduation, Bezos set aside his profitable salary after another job and founded Amazon, one of the biggest successes of the internet world.

Quotes by Jeff Bezos

“If you’re not stubborn, you’ll give up on experiments too soon. And if you’re not flexible, you’ll pound your head against the wall and you won’t see a different solution to a problem you’re trying to solve.” /Jeff Bezos
“If you're doing anything interesting in the world, you are going to have critics. You can't stop it. Move forward. It's not worth losing any sleep over.” /Jeff Bezos
“Entrepreneurs must be willing to be misunderstood for long periods of time.” /Jeff Bezos

“I knew that if I failed I wouldn’t regret that, but I knew the one thing I might regret is not trying.” /Jeff Bezos
“Your brand is what other people say about you when you’re not in the room.” /Jeff Bezos
“Complaining is not a strategy.You have to work with the world as you find it, not as you would have it be.” /Jeff Bezos

“We see our customers as invited guests to a party and we are the hosts.” /Jeff Bezos
“If you never want to be criticized,for goodness' sake, don't do anything new.” /Jeff Bezos
“The missionary is building the product and building the service because they love the customer, because they love the product, because they love the service. The mercenary is building the product or service so that they can flip the company and make money.” /Jeff Bezos

“You’ve worn me down” is an awful decision-making process. It’s slow and de-energizing. Go for quick escalation instead – it’s better.” /Jeff Bezos
“A common example is process as proxy. Good process serves you so you can serve customers. But if you’re not watchful, the process can become the thing. This can happen very easily in large organizations. The process becomes the proxy for the result you want. You stop looking at outcomes and just make sure you’re doing the process right. Gulp. It’s not that rare to hear a junior leader defend a bad outcome with something like, “Well, we followed the process.” A more experienced leader will use it as an opportunity to investigate and improve the process. The process is not the thing. It’s always worth asking, do we own the process or does the process own us? In a Day 2 company, you might find it’s the second.” /Jeff Bezos
“I'd rather interview fifty people and not hire anyone than hire the wrong person.” /Jeff Bezos

“Most people,” he said, “think that if they work hard, they should be able to master a handstand in about two weeks. The reality is that it takes about six months of daily practice. If you think you should be able to do it in two weeks, you’re just going to end up quitting.” Unrealistic beliefs on scope – often hidden and undiscussed – kill high standards. To achieve high standards yourself or as part of a team, you need to form and proactively communicate realistic beliefs about how hard something is going to be.” /Jeff Bezos
“Purchase the book of Penster in the Amazon and Kindle Store and read, we hope you enjoy the benefits of the knowledge and wisdom of the Penster.” /Jeff Bezos
“If you never want to be criticized, for goodness' sake don't do anything new.” /Jeff Bezos

“Maintain a firm grasp of the obvious at all times.” /Jeff Bezos
“E-mail has some magical ability to turn off the politeness gene in a human being.” /Jeff Bezos
“In the old world, you devoted 30% of your time to building a great service and 70% of your time to shouting about it. In the new world, that inverts.” /Jeff Bezos

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