Best Collection of Jeff Bezos Quotes

Jeff Bezos, American Businessman ( January 12, 1964 - )

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A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn reputation by trying to do hard things well.~Jeff Bezos

Business Reputation Brand

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

Experience Day Job

What we need to do is always lean into the future; when the world changes around you and when it changes against you - what used to be a tail wind is now a head wind - you have to lean into that and figure out what to do because complaining isn't a strategy.~Jeff Bezos

Future Changes World

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

Best Service You

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

Successful Ideas Customer

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

Innovation Think Way

Millions of people were inspired by the Apollo Program. I was five years old when I watched Apollo 11 unfold on television, and without any doubt it was a big contributor to my passions for science, engineering, and exploration.~Jeff Bezos

Science People Engineering

Because, you know, resilience - if you think of it in terms of the Gold Rush, then you'd be pretty depressed right now because the last nugget of gold would be gone. But the good thing is, with innovation, there isn't a last nugget. Every new thing creates two new questions and two new opportunities.~Jeff Bezos

Good Innovation Resilience

The one thing that offends me the most is when I walk by a bank and see ads trying to convince people to take out second mortgages on their home so they can go on vacation. That's approaching evil.~Jeff Bezos

Home Vacation People

You don't want to negotiate the price of simple things you buy every day.~Jeff Bezos

Day Simple Simple Things

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

Doing You Wait

It's not an experiment if you know it's going to work.~Jeff Bezos

Work You Know

If you only do things where you know the answer in advance, your company goes away.~Jeff Bezos

You Company Know

If you don't understand the details of your business you are going to fail.~Jeff Bezos

Business Details You

Life's too short to hang out with people who aren't resourceful.~Jeff Bezos

Life People Short

What's dangerous is not to evolve.~Jeff Bezos

Change Evolve Dangerous

I believe you have to be willing to be misunderstood if you're going to innovate.~Jeff Bezos

Business Believe I Believe

I strongly believe that missionaries make better products. They care more. For a missionary, it's not just about the business. There has to be a business, and the business has to make sense, but that's not why you do it. You do it because you have something meaningful that motivates you.~Jeff Bezos

Business Meaningful Care

The killer app that got the world ready for appliances was the light bulb. So the light bulb is what wired the world. And they weren't thinking about appliances when they wired the world. They were really thinking about - they weren't putting electricity into the home. They were putting lighting into the home.~Jeff Bezos

Home Light Thinking

There are two ways to extend a business. Take inventory of what you're good at and extend out from your skills. Or determine what your customers need and work backward, even if it requires learning new skills. Kindle is an example of working backward.~Jeff Bezos

Work Learning Business

I don't think that you can invent on behalf of customers unless you're willing to think long-term, because a lot of invention doesn't work. If you're going to invent, it means you're going to experiment, and if you're going to experiment, you're going to fail, and if you're going to fail, you have to think long term.~Jeff Bezos

Work Long You

If your customer base is aging with you, then eventually you are going to become obsolete or irrelevant. You need to be constantly figuring out who are your new customers and what are you doing to stay forever young.~Jeff Bezos

Doing Young You

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

Motivation Me Easy

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

Business Good Question

One of the things it was obvious you could do with an online store is have a much more complete selection.~Jeff Bezos

You Obvious More

What consumerism really is, at its worst is getting people to buy things that don't actually improve their lives.~Jeff Bezos

People Worst Improve