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Invent and Wander

The Collected Writings of Jeff Bezos, With an Introduction by Walter Isaacson

Gebonden Engels 2020 9781647820718
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In Jeff Bezos's own words, the core principles and philosophy that have guided him in creating, building, and leading Amazon and Blue Origin.

In this collection of Jeff Bezos's writings—his unique and strikingly original annual shareholder letters, plus numerous speeches and interviews that provide insight into his background, his work, and the evolution of his ideas—you'll gain an insider's view of the why and how of his success. Spanning a range of topics across business and public policy, from innovation and customer obsession to climate change and outer space, this book provides a rare glimpse into how Bezos thinks about the world and where the future might take us.

Written in a direct, down-to-earth style, Invent and Wander offers readers a master class in business values, strategy, and execution:The importance of a Day 1 mindsetWhy "it's all about the long term"What it really means to be customer obsessedHow to start new businesses and create significant organic growth in an already successful companyWhy culture is an imperativeHow a willingness to fail is closely connected to innovationWhat the Covid-19 pandemic has taught usEach insight offers new ways of thinking through today's challenges—and more importantly, tomorrow's—and the never-ending urgency of striving ahead, never resting on one's laurels.

Everyone from CEOs of the Fortune 100 to entrepreneurs just setting up shop to the millions who use Amazon's products and services in their homes or businesses will come to understand the principles that have driven the success of one of the most important innovators of our time.

'Invent and Wander: The Collected Writings of Jeff Bezos' is co-published by PublicAffairs, an imprint of Perseus Books, and Harvard Business Review Press.


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Interviews en artikelen (1)

Harvest - December 2020 - Jeff Bezos en Cal Newport
Jeroen Ansink 14 december 2020 Wat leest Amerika en wat waait waarschijnlijk over naar Nederland? 'Onze man in de VS' Jeroen Ansink doet maandelijks een rondje boekwinkels in New York.Deze maand: tijdblokplannen met Cal Newport en Jeff Bezos schrijft eindelijk een boek.

Over Walter Isaacson

Walter Isaacson is hoogleraar geschiedenis aan Tulane University en bekend als auteur van meerdere biografieën die alom worden geprezen. Hij schreef biografieën over onder anderen Steve Jobs, Albert Einstein en Leonardo da Vinci. Daarnaast was hij CEO van het Aspen Institute, chairman van CNN en hoofdredacteur van Time.

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Introduction by Walter Isaacson
A note on sourcing

Part 1: The shareholder letters
It’s all about the long term (1997)
Obsession (1998)
Building for the long term (1999)
Taking the long view (2000)
The customer franchise is out most valuable asset (2001)
What’s good for customers is good for shareholders (2002)
Long-term thinking (2003)
Thinking about finance (2004)
Making decisions (2005)
Growing new business (2006)
A team of Missionaries (2007)
Working backward (2008)
Setting goals (2009)
Fundamental tools (2010)
The power of invention (2011)
Internally driven (2012)
“Wow” (2013)
Three big ideas (2014)
Big winners pay for many experiments (2015)
Fending off day 2 (2016)
Building a culture of high standards (2017)
Intuition, curiosity, and the power of wandering (2018
Scale for good (2019)

Part 2 Life & Work
My gift in live
A crucial moment at Princeton
“We are what we choose”. Address to the Princeton graduating class of 2010
Why I went from a hedge fund to selling books
Finding the root cause
Creating wealth
The idea for prime
Thinking three years out
Where the idea of Amazon Web Services came from
Alexa, AI, and Machine Learning
Physical stores and whole foods
Buying the Washington Post
Work-life harmony
Recruiting talent: do you want mercenaries of missionaries?
Government scrutiny and big companies
The climate pledge
The Bezos Day One Fund
The purpose of going into space
It’s still day one for America

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