Jeff Bezos quotes

Born
January 12, 1964 Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.

Occupation
Technology, entrepreneur, investor, philanthropist .

Jeff BezosĀ is an American technology entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist, best known as the founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Amazon, the world’s largest online shopping retailer.

What’s dangerous is not to evolve.
– Jeff Bezos
If you only do things where you know the answer in advance, your company goes away.
– Jeff Bezos
Ebooks had to happen.
– Jeff Bezos
The thing that motivates me is a very common form of motivation. And that is, with other folks counting on me, it’s so easy to be motivated.
– Jeff Bezos
Strip malls are history.
– Jeff Bezos
What consumerism really is, at its worst is getting people to buy things that don’t actually improve their lives.
– Jeff Bezos
People will visit Mars, they will settle mars, and we should because it’s cool.
– Jeff Bezos
We’ve had three big ideas at Amazon that we’ve stuck with for 18 years, and they’re the reason we’re successful: Put the customer first. Invent. And be patient.
– Jeff Bezos
Real estate is the key cost of physical retailers. That’s why there’s the old saw: location, location, location.
– Jeff Bezos
What we want to be is something completely new. There is no physical analog for what Amazon.com is becoming.
– Jeff Bezos
If you’re competitor-focused, you have to wait until there is a competitor doing something. Being customer-focused allows you to be more pioneering.
– Jeff Bezos
I believe you have to be willing to be misunderstood if you’re going to innovate.
– Jeff Bezos
I’m skeptical that the novel will be ‘re-invented.’
– Jeff Bezos
We see our customers as invited guests to a party, and we are the hosts. It’s our job every day to make every important aspect of the customer experience a little bit better.
– Jeff Bezos
The best customer service is if the customer doesn’t need to call you, doesn’t need to talk to you. It just works.
– Jeff Bezos
My view is there’s no bad time to innovate.
– Jeff Bezos
If you do build a great experience, customers tell each other about that. Word of mouth is very powerful.
– Jeff Bezos
The book is not really the container for the book. The book itself is the narrative. It’s the thing that people create.
– Jeff Bezos
If you don’t understand the details of your business you are going to fail.
– Jeff Bezos
It’s not an experiment if you know it’s going to work.
– Jeff Bezos
There are two kinds of companies, those that work to try to charge more and those that work to charge less. We will be the second.
– Jeff Bezos
There’ll always be serendipity involved in discovery.
– Jeff Bezos
The human brain is an incredible pattern-matching machine.
– Jeff Bezos
Cultures, for better or worse, are very stable.
– Jeff Bezos
You’re not going to make Hemingway better by adding animations.
– Jeff Bezos
Humans are unbelievably data efficient. You don’t have to drive 1 million miles to drive a car, but the way we teach a self-driving car is have it drive a million miles.
– Jeff Bezos
Life’s too short to hang out with people who aren’t resourceful.
– Jeff Bezos
The common question that gets asked in business is, ‘why?’ That’s a good question, but an equally valid question is, ‘why not?’
– Jeff Bezos
For people who are readers, reading is important to them.
– Jeff Bezos
Infrastructure web services had to happen.
– Jeff Bezos
If you can’t tolerate critics, don’t do anything new or interesting.
– Jeff Bezos
A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn reputation by trying to do hard things well.
– Jeff Bezos
I think frugality drives innovation, just like other constraints do. One of the only ways to get out of a tight box is to invent your way out.
– Jeff Bezos
I’m skeptical of any mission that has advertisers at its centerpiece.
– Jeff Bezos
You know, we love stories and we love narrative; we love to get lost in an author’s world.
– Jeff Bezos