Showing posts with label Jeff Bezos. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Jeff Bezos. Show all posts

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

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"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." - Jeff Bezos
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"Work hard, have fun, and make history." - Jeff Bezos

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"Work hard, have fun, and make history." - Jeff Bezos
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"... one day you will understand that it is harder to be kind than to be clever." - Jeff Bezos

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"... one day you will understand that it is harder to be kind than to be clever." - Jeff Bezos
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"There are two kinds of companies - those that work to raise prices, and those that work to lower them." - Jeff Bezos

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"There are two kinds of companies - those that work to raise prices, and those that work to lower them." - Jeff Bezos
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"Your brand is what other people say about you when you're not in the room." - Jeff Bezos

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"Your brand is what other people say about you when you're not in the room." - Jeff Bezos
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"A company shouldn't get addicted to being shiny, because shiny doesn't last." - Jeff Bezos

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"A company shouldn't get addicted to being shiny, because shiny doesn't last." - Jeff Bezos
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"You don't want to negotiate the price of simple things you buy every day." - Jeff Bezos

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"You don't want to negotiate the price of simple things you buy every day." - Jeff Bezos
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"Infrastructure Web services had to happen." - Jeff Bezos

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"Infrastructure Web services had to happen." - Jeff Bezos
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"Mediocre theoretical physicists make no progress. They spend all of their time understanding other people's progress." - Jeff Bezos

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"Mediocre theoretical physicists make no progress.  They spend all of their time understanding other people's progress." - Jeff Bezos
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"Strip malls are history." - Jeff Bezos

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"Strip malls are history." - Jeff Bezos
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"If you don't understand the details of your business, you are going to fail." - Jeff Bezos

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"If you don't understand the details of your business, you are going to fail." - Jeff Bezos
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"If you're competitor-focused, you have to wait until there is a competitor doing something. Being customer-focused allows you to be more pioneering." - Jeff Bezos

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"If you're competitor-focused, you have to wait until there is a competitor doing something.  Being customer-focused allows you to be more pioneering." - Jeff Bezos
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"There'll always be serendipity involved in discovery." - Jeff Bezos

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"There'll always be serendipity involved in discovery." - Jeff Bezos
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"I believe you have to be willing to be misunderstood if you're going to innovate." - Jeff Bezos

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"I believe you have to be willing to be misunderstood if you're going to innovate." - Jeff Bezos
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"Percentage margins don't matter. What matters always is dollar margins: the actual dollar amount. Companies are valued not on their percentage margins, but on how many dollars they actually make, and a multiple of that." - Jeff Bezos

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"Percentage margins don't matter. What matters always is dollar margins: the actual dollar amount. Companies are valued not on their percentage margins, but on how many dollars they actually make, and a multiple of that." - Jeff Bezos
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"The thing that motivates me is a very common form of motivation. And that is, with other folks counting on me, it's so easy to be motivated." - Jeff Bezos

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"The thing that motivates me is a very common form of motivation. And that is, with other folks counting on me, it's so easy to be motivated." - Jeff Bezos
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"The book is not really the container for the book. The book itself is the narrative. It's the thing that people create." - Jeff Bezos

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"The book is not really the container for the book. The book itself is the narrative. It's the thing that people create." - Jeff Bezos
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"It's not really an experiment if you know it's going to work." - Jeff Bezos

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"It's not really an experiment if you know it's going to work." - Jeff Bezos
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"Our passion for pioneering will drive us to explore narrow passages, and, unavoidably, many will turn out to be blind alleys. But - with a bit of good fortune - there will also be a few that open up into broad avenues." - Jeff Bezos

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"Our passion for pioneering will drive us to explore narrow passages, and, unavoidably, many will turn out to be blind alleys. But - with a bit of good fortune - there will also be a few that open up into broad avenues." - Jeff Bezos
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"Forward to age eighty. From there, take the path that would minimize regrets." - Jeff Bezos

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"Forward to age eighty. From there, take the path that would minimize regrets." - Jeff Bezos
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