Jeff Bezos born on 12 January 1964 is an American Entrepreneur who founded Amazon.com Inc. Some other ventures by Jeff include Blue Origin, The Washington Post. Also, he was one of the first shareholders of Google. All his stepping stones made him stand at this success level. Bezos is the Richest Person in the world having a Net Worth of around $15,880 crores (USD).
So, surely we should learn from Bezos’ life about what made him to successful businessman. Here are set of the rules Bezos followed to become World’s Richest Person.
Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos told tips about inspiration, work-life balance, goal achievement and how to be an inventor in a recent interview. The World’s Richest Person displayed an unexperienced level of ingenuousness during the interview in Los Angeles.
The last line of his high school graduation ceremony “Space the final frontier. Meet me there”. He further said that “I spent summer holidays from age 4- 16 with my grandfather”. He used to call him Pop. He had learned life rules from his Pop in his budding age.
While Raising Kids
Jeff and his wife allowed their kids to use sharp knives. They were just four years old and Jeff taught them how to use welding power tools because unless they hurt themselves they would not learn. Jeff says, “his wife’s perspective was that she would much rather have a kid with nine fingers than a resourceless kid“.
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While Choosing A Romantic Partner
When Jeff decided he was ready to settle down, his friends helped him by setting up lots of blind dates for him. He realized that he would found his love after meeting someone truly resourceful.
When To Resign Job
He worked a few years in a finance software company in Wall Street. But in 1994, he told his boss that he wanted to start an online bookstore. His boss said that it was a good idea but for those who didn’t have a good job. This made him feel remorse and immediately he thought that instead of regrading himself he should resign his job and start Amazon for selling books online.
If Not Amazon Then
He said “My guess is I would be a happy software engineer following his interest in machine learning and Artificial Intelligence” but he admitted “I had this fantasy of being a bartender and I would proud myself on my craft cocktails.”
He said that we should go to space to protect the earth and believes that plan A and plan B should be both fixed for saving the environment of the earth to keep it livable. He said that we have sent robotic probes to every planet of over solar system. This one is the best but not even close. With the aim to open the opportunities of space is by reducing the price of getting objects out of earth’s gravity. We must lower this cost so thousands of entrepreneur can have a startup in space.
He likes the phrase work-life harmony. Jeff said that if he is adding value to a productive member of a team at work make one’s feel better at home. If I am happy at home it makes me better an Employee and a better Boss. Since the world is so complicated, for solving a problem you should approach it like a childlike curiosity. Inventors are experts with beginner minds.
This is all he frankly said in an interview.