Jeff Bezos is leading us into the future of the Internet, so it is interesting to know what he has said in the past and what he wants to do in the future! This book has a short introduction then focuses on quotes by Jeff Bezos which must have taken a lot of research to obtain. Helena Hunt does a great job of organizing the quotes according to topics. Each quote or set of quotes has a headline that indicates what the quotes will be about. I found this very helpful and considerate.
By reading this book you will learn a great deal about how Jeff Bezos thinks and how his thinking has changed over the years since focusing on selling almost everything imaginable. It is also intriguing to see how Jeff felt about not opening physical stores back in 2004. Of course amazon now has physical stores!
What I found intriguing was how many topics this book covers. Jeff talks about drones, Whole Foods, prime members (Do they buy more often?), self-reliance, persistence, what his wife thinks about him, galaxies aligning, customer needs, pizza, hiring talent, innovation, microwaves (very funny), risk taking, AI, Alexa, Star Trek, yard rakes and eBooks.
What I was most interested in was how people read more after getting a kindle. There is also apparently a way to order from amazon and pick up your order in two minutes.
But the quote I loved the most was this one: "The most radical and transformative of inventions are often those that empower others to unleash their creativity-to pursue their dreams." ~ Jeff Bezos, letter to shareholders on April 13, 2012
This was one of the only books on Jeff Bezos that I hadn't read so I'm glad I finally had the chance to read it. For anyone new to reading about Jeff Bezos, this would be a good place to start.
~The Rebecca Review
- Paperback: 144 pages
- Publisher: Agate B2 (1 May 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1572842431
- ISBN-13: 978-1572842434
- Product Dimensions: 11.4 x 1.3 x 17.8 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 113 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 122,973 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)