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BILLIONAIRES CORNER: JEFF BEZOS

BILLIONAIRES CORNER: JEFF BEZOS

Before Amazon changed the entire retail world, many people had not heard of Jeff Bezos. Now, Bezos, 55, consistently ranks among the wealthiest billionaires in the world. But now that Amazon is the largest revenue producing company on the Internet, Bezos is known internationally. Over the past several years, Bezos has diversified his holdings and his enterprises with an eye on the future. He currently owns the Washington Post, one of the country’s leading newspapers, and has ventured into Artificial Intelligence and human space exploration, with his company Blue Origin.

Here are a few of Bezos’ quotes about a variety of subjects:

About customer service:

”The most important single thing is to focus obsessively on the customer. Our goal is to be earth’s most customer-centric company.”

About  personal motivation:

“I love people counting on me, and so, you know, today it’s so easy to be motivated, because we have millions of customers counting on us at Amazon.com. That’s fun.”

About  failure:

“I knew that if I failed I wouldn’t regret that, but I knew the one thing I might regret is not trying.”

About hiring the right people:

“I’d rather interview 50 people and not hire anyone than hire the wrong person.”

About the internet:

 “The Internet in general and Amazon.com in particular, is still in Chapter One.”

About his vision:

 “I want to see good financial returns, but also to me there’s the extra psychic return of having my creativity and technological vision bear fruit and change the world in a positive way.”

About success:

“Patience, persistence, and obsessive attention to detail.” 

About  passion:

“One of the huge mistakes people make is that they try to force an interest on themselves. You don’t choose your passions. Your passions choose you.”

About  reputation:

“Your brand is what other people say about you when you’re not in the room.”

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