WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 28: Honoree Jeff Bezos speaks at the 21st Annual HRC National Dinner at the Washington Convention Center on October 28, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images)

Jeff Bezos has certainly become an icon within the retail/e-commerce space these past few years earning him the title of ‘The World’s Richest Man‘ (in 2018 according to Forbes); his current fortune is a wish list for many entrepreneurs trying to make it in this new digital age; however many are not aware of Jeff’s humble beginnings.

He was known for having a really strong interest in ‘building things’, and had reportedly turned his parent’s garage into his own little laboratory when growing up then later graduating as an electrical engineer after his graduation he took a surprise career leap into a firm in Wall Street. After a few years at Wall Street Bezos wanted to try something new; so he fell on the idea of selling books online and that became the website we all know and love today; amazon.com

Here Are The 45 Best Jeff Bezos Quotes for Focused Entrepreneurs:

1. “Work hard, have fun, and make history.” – Jeff Bezos

2. “Life’s too short to hang out with people who aren’t resourceful.” – Jeff Bezos

3. “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.” – Jeff Bezos

4. “If you decide that you’re going to do only the things you know are going to work, you’re going to leave a lot of opportunity on the table.” – Jeff Bezos

5. “Be stubborn on vision but flexible on details.” – Jeff Bezos

6. “Are you lazy or just incompetent?” – Jeff Bezos

7. “I like to be counted on.” – Jeff Bezos

8. “Profitability is very important to us or we wouldn’t be in this business.” – Jeff Bezos

9. “It’ so ambitious to take something as highly evolved as the book and improve on it.” – Jeff Bezos

10. “It’s not an experiment if you know it’s going to work.” – Jeff Bezos

11. “The human brain is an incredible pattern-matching machine.” – Jeff Bezos

12. “It’s hard to find things that won’t sell online.” – Jeff Bezos

13. “This has the potential to be bigger than anything we’ve ever done.” – Jeff Bezos

14. “Obsess about customers, not competitors.” – Jeff Bezos

15. “I don’t want to use my creative energy on somebody else’s user interface.” – Jeff Bezos

16. “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

17. “What we need to do is always look into the future.” – Jeff Bezos

18. “Patience, persistence, and obsessive attention to detail.” – Jeff Bezos

19. “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

20. “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

21. “If you want to be inventive, you have to be willing to fail.” – Jeff Bezos

22. “If you never want to be criticized, for goodness sake don’t do anything new.” – Jeff Bezos

23. “Invention by it’s very nature is disruptive.” – Jeff Bezos

24. “The people who are right a lot, often change their minds.” – Jeff Bezos

25. “If you’re not stubborn, you’ll give up on experiments too soon. And if you’re not flexible, you’ll pound your head against the wall and you won’t see a different solution to a problem you’re trying to solve.” – Jeff Bezos

26. “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

27. “We have focused like a laser on customer experience, and that really does matter.” – Jeff Bezos

28. “Frugality drives innovation.” – Jeff Bezos

29. “All businesses need to be forever.” – Jeff Bezos

30. “Keep our competitors focused on us, while we stay focused on the customer.” – Jeff Bezos

31. “There’ll always be serendipity involved in discovery.” – Jeff Bezos

32. “Kindness is a choice.” – Jeff Bezos

33. “In business, what’s dangerous is not to evolve.” – Jeff Bezos

34. “If you make customers unhappy in the physical world, they might each tell 6 friends. If you make customers unhappy on the internet, they can each tell 6,000 friends.” – Jeff Bezos

35. “Your margin is my opportunity.” – Jeff Bezos

36. “We make the future sustainable when we invest in the poor, not when we insist on their suffering.” – Jeff Bezos

37. “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

38. “We want to make money when people use our devices, not when they buy our devices.” – Jeff Bezos

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

40. “There are two kinds of companies – those that work to raise process and those that work to lower them.” – Jeff Bezos

41. “If you do build a great experience, customers tell each other about that. Word of mouth is very powerful.” – Jeff Bezos

42. “If you don’t understand the details of your business you are going to fail.” – Jeff Bezos

42. “A company shouldn’t get addicted to being shiny because shiny doesn’t last.” – Jeff Bezos

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

44. “You have to be willing to be misunderstood if you’re going to innovate.” – Jeff Bezos

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

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4 COMMENTS

  1. I firmly believe the reason why amazon did so well, was because he actually cared about customer experience. I recall reading some where that he was losing a lot of money at the start because of it. Either way, hats off to the bloke; this post does him a lot of justice.

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