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Jeff Bezos quotes: Jeff Bezos is the founder and CEO of online E-commerce company Amazon.com, Amazon is the Largest retailer on the internet world . In the year 1999 he was also the Time Person.

Jeff Bezos quotes:

INFRASTRUCTURE WEB SERVICES HAD TO HAPPEN.

THE HUMAN BRAIN IS AN INCREDIBLE PATTERN-MATCHING MACHINE.

I’M A BIG FAN OF ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT PLANS, BECAUSE THEY’RE SIMPLER FOR CUSTOMERS.

YOU’RE NOT GOING TO MAKE HEMINGWAY BETTER BY ADDING ANIMATIONS.

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.

WHAT WE NEED TO DO IS ALWAYS LEAN INTO THE FUTURE; WHEN THE WORLD CHANGES AROUND YOU AND WHEN IT CHANGES AGAINST YOU – WHAT USED TO BE A TAIL WIND IS NOW A HEAD WIND – YOU HAVE TO LEAN INTO THAT AND FIGURE OUT WHAT TO DO BECAUSE COMPLAINING ISN’T A STRATEGY.

THE BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE IS IF THE CUSTOMER DOESN’T NEED TO CALL YOU, DOESN’T NEED TO TALK TO YOU. IT JUST WORKS.

STRIP MALLS ARE HISTORY.

PART OF COMPANY CULTURE IS PATH-DEPENDENT – IT’S THE LESSONS YOU LEARN ALONG THE WAY.

YOU DON’T WANT TO NEGOTIATE THE PRICE OF SIMPLE THINGS YOU BUY EVERY DAY.

WE EXPECT ALL OUR BUSINESSES TO HAVE A POSITIVE IMPACT ON OUR TOP AND BOTTOM LINES. PROFITABILITY IS VERY IMPORTANT TO US OR WE WOULDN’T BE IN THIS BUSINESS.

IT’S NOT AN EXPERIMENT IF YOU KNOW IT’S GOING TO WORK.

I KNOW ELON, WE’RE VERY LIKE MINDED IN MANY WAYS. WE’RE NOT CONCEPTUAL TWINS. ONE THING I WANT US TO DO IS GO TO MARS, BUT FOR ME IT’S ONE THING. HE’S SINGULARLY FOCUSED ON THAT. I THINK MOTIVATION WISE, FOR ME I DON’T FIND THAT PLAN B IDEA MOTIVATING. I DON’T WANT A PLAN B FOR EARTH, I WANT PLAN B TO MAKE SURE PLAN A WORKS.

EBOOKS HAD TO HAPPEN.

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.

THE KILLER APP THAT GOT THE WORLD READY FOR APPLIANCES WAS THE LIGHT BULB. SO THE LIGHT BULB IS WHAT WIRED THE WORLD. AND THEY WEREN’T THINKING ABOUT APPLIANCES WHEN THEY WIRED THE WORLD. THEY WERE REALLY THINKING ABOUT – THEY WEREN’T PUTTING ELECTRICITY INTO THE HOME. THEY WERE PUTTING LIGHTING INTO THE HOME.

PEOPLE FORGET ALREADY HOW MUCH UTILITY THEY GET OUT OF THE INTERNET – HOW MUCH UTILITY THEY GET OUT OF E-MAIL, HOW MUCH UTILITY THEY GET OUT OF EVEN SIMPLE THINGS LIKE BROCHUREWARE ONLINE.

THE BOOK IS NOT REALLY THE CONTAINER FOR THE BOOK. THE BOOK ITSELF IS THE NARRATIVE. IT’S THE THING THAT PEOPLE CREATE.

CULTURES, FOR BETTER OR WORSE, ARE VERY STABLE.

WHAT WE WANT TO BE IS SOMETHING COMPLETELY NEW. THERE IS NO PHYSICAL ANALOG FOR WHAT AMAZON.COM IS BECOMING.

A BRAND FOR A COMPANY IS LIKE A REPUTATION FOR A PERSON. YOU EARN REPUTATION BY TRYING TO DO HARD THINGS WELL.

LIFE’S TOO SHORT TO HANG OUT WITH PEOPLE WHO AREN’T RESOURCEFUL.

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.

HUMANS ARE UNBELIEVABLY DATA EFFICIENT. YOU DON’T HAVE TO DRIVE 1 MILLION MILES TO DRIVE A CAR, BUT THE WAY WE TEACH A SELF-DRIVING CAR IS HAVE IT DRIVE A MILLION MILES.

YOU WANT YOUR CUSTOMERS TO VALUE YOUR SERVICE.

COM STRIVES TO BE THE E-COMMERCE DESTINATION WHERE CONSUMERS CAN FIND AND DISCOVER ANYTHING THEY WANT TO BUY ONLINE.

REAL ESTATE IS THE KEY COST OF PHYSICAL RETAILERS. THAT’S WHY THERE’S THE OLD SAW: LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION.

WHEN IT COMES TO SPACE, I SEE IT AS MY JOB, I’M BUILDING INFRASTRUCTURE THE HARD WAY. I’M USING MY RESOURCES TO PUT IN PLACE HEAVY LIFTING INFRASTRUCTURE SO THE NEXT GENERATION OF PEOPLE CAN HAVE A DYNAMIC, ENTREPRENEURIAL EXPLOSION INTO SPACE.

WHAT CONSUMERISM REALLY IS, AT ITS WORST IS GETTING PEOPLE TO BUY THINGS THAT DON’T ACTUALLY IMPROVE THEIR LIVES.

I THINK THAT, AH, I’M A VERY GOOFY SORT OF PERSON IN MANY WAYS.

IF YOU DO BUILD A GREAT EXPERIENCE, CUSTOMERS TELL EACH OTHER ABOUT THAT. WORD OF MOUTH IS VERY POWERFUL.

THERE ARE TWO WAYS TO EXTEND A BUSINESS. TAKE INVENTORY OF WHAT YOU’RE GOOD AT AND EXTEND OUT FROM YOUR SKILLS. OR DETERMINE WHAT YOUR CUSTOMERS NEED AND WORK BACKWARD, EVEN IF IT REQUIRES LEARNING NEW SKILLS. KINDLE IS AN EXAMPLE OF WORKING BACKWARD.

YOU KNOW YOU’RE NOT ANONYMOUS ON OUR SITE. WE’RE GREETING YOU BY NAME, SHOWING YOU PAST PURCHASES, TO THE DEGREE THAT YOU CAN ARRANGE TO HAVE TRANSPARENCY COMBINED WITH AN EXPLANATION OF WHAT THE CONSUMER BENEFIT IS.

FOR MANY PEOPLE, EXTENDED READING SESSIONS ON AN LCD DISPLAY CAUSE EYESTRAIN.

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.

THE COMMON QUESTION THAT GETS ASKED IN BUSINESS IS, ‘WHY?’ THAT’S A GOOD QUESTION, BUT AN EQUALLY VALID QUESTION IS, ‘WHY NOT?’

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 THINK THE DEFINITION OF A BOOK IS CHANGING.

THE KEY THING ABOUT A BOOK IS THAT YOU LOSE YOURSELF IN THE AUTHOR’S WORLD.

MILLIONS OF PEOPLE WERE INSPIRED BY THE APOLLO PROGRAM. I WAS FIVE YEARS OLD WHEN I WATCHED APOLLO 11 UNFOLD ON TELEVISION, AND WITHOUT ANY DOUBT IT WAS A BIG CONTRIBUTOR TO MY PASSIONS FOR SCIENCE, ENGINEERING, AND EXPLORATION.

I DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOU, BUT MOST OF MY EXCHANGES WITH CASHIERS ARE NOT THAT MEANINGFUL.

THERE’LL ALWAYS BE SERENDIPITY INVOLVED IN DISCOVERY.

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.

ON THE INTERNET, COMPANIES ARE SCALE BUSINESSES, CHARACTERIZED BY HIGH FIXED COSTS AND RELATIVELY LOW VARIABLE COSTS. YOU CAN BE TWO SIZES: YOU CAN BE BIG, OR YOU CAN BE SMALL. IT’S VERY HARD TO BE MEDIUM. A LOT OF MEDIUM-SIZED COMPANIES HAD THE FINANCING RUG PULLED OUT FROM UNDER THEM BEFORE THEY COULD GET BIG.

MARKET LEADERSHIP CAN TRANSLATE DIRECTLY TO HIGHER REVENUE, HIGHER PROFITABILITY, GREATER CAPITAL VELOCITY, AND CORRESPONDINGLY STRONGER RETURNS ON INVESTED CAPITAL.

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.

MEDIOCRE THEORETICAL PHYSICISTS MAKE NO PROGRESS. THEY SPEND ALL THEIR TIME UNDERSTANDING OTHER PEOPLE’S PROGRESS.

IT IS VERY DIFFICULT TO GET PEOPLE TO FOCUS ON THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS WHEN YOU’RE IN BOOM TIMES.

BEAUTIFUL SPEECH DOESN’T NEED PROTECTION, IT’S UGLY SPEECH THAT NEEDS PROTECTION. WE HAVE THESE CULTURAL NORMS THAT ALLOW PEOPLE TO SAY REALLY UGLY THINGS. YOU DON’T HAVE TO INVITE THEM TO YOUR DINNER PARTY, BUT YOU SHOULD LET THEM SAY IT.

FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE READERS, READING IS IMPORTANT TO THEM.

WHAT’S DANGEROUS IS NOT TO EVOLVE.

I VERY MUCH BELIEVE THE INTERNET IS INDEED ALL IT IS CRACKED UP TO BE.

WE’VE HAD THREE BIG IDEAS AT AMAZON THAT WE’VE STUCK WITH FOR 18 YEARS, AND THEY’RE THE REASON WE’RE SUCCESSFUL: PUT THE CUSTOMER FIRST. INVENT. AND BE PATIENT.

I WENT TO PRINCETON SPECIFICALLY TO STUDY PHYSICS.

I THINK THERE ARE GOING TO BE A BUNCH OF TABLET-LIKE DEVICES. IT’S REALLY A DIFFERENT PRODUCT CATEGORY.

I LIKE HAVING THE DIGITAL CAMERA ON MY SMART PHONE, BUT I ALSO LIKE HAVING A DEDICATED CAMERA FOR WHEN I WANT TO TAKE REAL PICTURES.

PEOPLE WILL VISIT MARS, THEY WILL SETTLE MARS, AND WE SHOULD BECAUSE IT’S COOL.

IF YOU ONLY DO THINGS WHERE YOU KNOW THE ANSWER IN ADVANCE, YOUR COMPANY GOES AWAY.

IF YOU CAN’T TOLERATE CRITICS, DON’T DO ANYTHING NEW OR INTERESTING.

I DON’T THINK THAT YOU CAN INVENT ON BEHALF OF CUSTOMERS UNLESS YOU’RE WILLING TO THINK LONG-TERM, BECAUSE A LOT OF INVENTION DOESN’T WORK. IF YOU’RE GOING TO INVENT, IT MEANS YOU’RE GOING TO EXPERIMENT, AND IF YOU’RE GOING TO EXPERIMENT, YOU’RE GOING TO FAIL, AND IF YOU’RE GOING TO FAIL, YOU HAVE TO THINK LONG TERM.

A COMPANY SHOULDN’T GET ADDICTED TO BEING SHINY, BECAUSE SHINY DOESN’T LAST.

IF YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND THE DETAILS OF YOUR BUSINESS YOU ARE GOING TO FAIL.

I STRONGLY BELIEVE THAT MISSIONARIES MAKE BETTER PRODUCTS. THEY CARE MORE. FOR A MISSIONARY, IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT THE BUSINESS. THERE HAS TO BE A BUSINESS, AND THE BUSINESS HAS TO MAKE SENSE, BUT THAT’S NOT WHY YOU DO IT. YOU DO IT BECAUSE YOU HAVE SOMETHING MEANINGFUL THAT MOTIVATES YOU.

I’M SKEPTICAL THAT THE NOVEL WILL BE ‘RE-INVENTED.’

I’VE ALWAYS BEEN AT THE INTERSECTION OF COMPUTERS AND WHATEVER THEY CAN REVOLUTIONIZE.

IF YOUR CUSTOMER BASE IS AGING WITH YOU, THEN EVENTUALLY YOU ARE GOING TO BECOME OBSOLETE OR IRRELEVANT. YOU NEED TO BE CONSTANTLY FIGURING OUT WHO ARE YOUR NEW CUSTOMERS AND WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO STAY FOREVER YOUNG.

MY OWN VIEW IS THAT EVERY COMPANY REQUIRES A LONG-TERM VIEW.

I’M A GENETIC OPTIMIST.

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.

MY VIEW IS THERE’S NO BAD TIME TO INNOVATE.

I BELIEVE YOU HAVE TO BE WILLING TO BE MISUNDERSTOOD IF YOU’RE GOING TO INNOVATE.

THE ONE THING THAT OFFENDS ME THE MOST IS WHEN I WALK BY A BANK AND SEE ADS TRYING TO CONVINCE PEOPLE TO TAKE OUT SECOND MORTGAGES ON THEIR HOME SO THEY CAN GO ON VACATION. THAT’S APPROACHING EVIL.

I’M SKEPTICAL OF ANY MISSION THAT HAS ADVERTISERS AT ITS CENTERPIECE.

ONE OF THE THINGS IT WAS OBVIOUS YOU COULD DO WITH AN ONLINE STORE IS HAVE A MUCH MORE COMPLETE SELECTION.

YOU KNOW, WE LOVE STORIES AND WE LOVE NARRATIVE; WE LOVE TO GET LOST IN AN AUTHOR’S WORLD.

I DON’T WANT TO USE MY CREATIVE ENERGY ON SOMEBODY ELSE’S USER INTERFACE.

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