Tuesday, August 10, 2004

Inside the Mind of Jeff Bezos

Continuing the theme of short little lists, Fast Company takes us Inside the Mind of Jeff Bezos and summarises his tips on business in general and Amazon specifically:

The Book of Bezos
  • Hire very carefully -- you're creating an enduring culture.

  • Be stubborn and flexible.

  • Obsess about customers, not colleagues.

  • Know when to throw away the org chart.

  • Get good advice -- and ignore it.

  • Don't chase the quick buck.
The Amazon Rules
  • Communication is terrible.

  • Take leaps of faith.

  • Be simpleminded.

  • Add up lots of little advantages.

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