20 Spectacular Jeff Bezos Quotes

Jeff Bezos is the founder, chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of Amazon. As the world’s largest online shopping retailer, Bezos has expanded Amazon’s marketplace to be more than just a merchant of books and products. Here is a look at some of the most incredible Jeff Bezos quotes ever documented on his success.

“A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn reputation by trying to do hard things well.”

“E-mail has some magical ability to turn off the politeness gene in a human being.”

“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.”

“I wanted a woman who could get me out of a Third World prison. Life’s too short to hang out with people who aren’t resourceful.”

“If we can keep our competitors focused on us while we stay focused on the customer, ultimately we’ll turn out all right.”

“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.”

“If you do build a great experience, customers tell each other about that. Word of mouth is very powerful.”

“If you double the number of experiments you do per year you’re going to double your inventiveness.”

“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.”

“Invention is by its very nature disruptive. If you want to be understood at all times, then don’t do anything new.”

“Life’s too short to hang out with people who aren’t resourceful.”

“One of the only ways to get out of a tight box is to invent your way out.”

“The balance of power is shifting toward consumers and away from companies.”

“The great thing about fact-based decisions is that they overrule the hierarchy.”

“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.”

“We are stubborn on vision. We are flexible on details….”

“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.”

“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.”

“You have to be willing to be misunderstood if you’re going to innovate.”

“Your margin is my opportunity.”

Here is a great video where Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos shares his management style and philosophy that has been credited with his success.

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