Blog Article Jeff Bezos is always thinking about things 3 years ahead

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Bezos has always been working in the future, making only a few decisions a day when running a trillion-dollar company like Amazon.

The richest person in the world probably never makes a New Year resolution, especially when running Amazon. That's because he thinks things three years ahead and only makes a few decisions a day.

In his latest book "Invent & Wander: The Collected Writings of Jeff Bezos", Bezos says he and his senior staff are always working in the future.

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Amazon boss Jeff Bezos is currently the richest man in the world.

"When we report good quarterly results, people often congratulate them. I just say Thank you then. But what I really think is that quarter was planned three years ago. Says Bezos. For example, for now, Bezos and his team are dedicating a quarter that will come in 2023.


When running a company with a trillion capitalization like Amazon, "That's what you need to do," says Bezos. At an event in 2017, Bezos mentioned taking a long-term approach to helping businesses focus on planning and figuring out which areas to invest in.


Besides, as a CEO, it's important that Bezos makes a few decisions every day. As a top leader, what are you getting paid for? To make some high-quality decisions only, he said. Bezos revealed that he only makes three good decisions in a day. That's enough. They have to be as quality as possible.

Bezos learned from billionaire investor Warren Buffett's decision-making philosophy. Warren Buffett says he feels fine making only three good decisions a year. I really believe that, said Bezos.

Of course, the present is very different from when Amazon was a startup in the '90s. At that time, Bezos had to make hundreds of decisions a day. Even have to hand the package and take it to the post office to send. However, things have changed very quickly since Amazon went public in 1997. Amazon is now a trillion-dollar company. The number of employees in the company is not just over a hundred, but more than 1 million.
 
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