I just read through Jeff Bezos' annual letter to shareholders and highlighted the parts I thought were most interesting. You can view the full letter with all of my highlights here.
And here are a few of the choicest highlights:
On High Standards
"High standards are contagious. Bring a new person onto . . .
In basketball, the scorecard is easy: Whoever scores more points in 48 minutes wins the game.
In cooking, the scorecard is slightly more complex. It includes price (how much did the ingredients cost?), time (how long does is take to make?), health (is it good for you?), and deliciousness (does it taste good?). When you master all four . . .
Jeff Bezos likes to call Amazon a "Day 1 company."
We are all familiar with the feeling of Day 1.
It's that feeling of the incredible first date, starting a new job, the first day of school, the beginning of the playoffs, or launching a new idea or product.
Day 1 is all about movement, momentum, hard . . .