It’s Always Day 1

I just got done watching this video of Jeff Bezos, of Amazon, where he announced that Amazon has snatched up Zappos. I first saw this over on John Hunter’s blog.

And while this is big news for sure… the thing that I loved about this video were the four things Bezos claimed he knew. In summary Mr. Bezos knows.

  1. You must obsess over customers
  2. You must invent (on behalf of said customers)
  3. You must think long-term
  4. And rather than give the 4th away I’ll let you watch the video.  Of course once you see what the 4th thing is you’ll realize you’ve seen it before.

Jeff Bezos really gets it.  He inspires me.  I hope he does the same for you. If you are viewing this via your RSS reader or email you will need to visit the site to see the video.

4 Comments

  1. Ed Kemmerling

    July 24, 2009 - 9:53 am

    What a great video! Textbook leadership engagement. Is there any doubt that Jeff Bezos is passionate about his company and that he has a solid vision for the future?

    I particularly liked the fact that it took all of two minutes to prepare the visual aids, and that they were probably prepared by Jeff. No “Death By Powerpoint” here.

    Ed Kemmerling
    ekemmerling@comcast.net

  2. Pete Abilla

    July 28, 2009 - 10:57 pm

    Bezos is well-known for being a strong proponent of Lean Thinking as shown here and here.