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What has worked at Amazon is focusing on the customer...putting the customer first, which is easy to say but difficult to do. We work on things that we know customers like and that's not going to change.feedback
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Aug 15 2017 Amazon
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Jul 27 2017 - Amazon

I fell in love with the idea of space and space exploration and space travel when I was 5 years old. I watched Neil Armstrong step onto the moon. You don't choose your passions, your passions choose you. I – so I am infected with this idea. I couldn't ever stop thinking about space. I have been thinking about it ever since then.feedback

Jul 25 2017 - Amazon

Through the years, they've always tried to get our business. But I never paid much attention. It's just not something I'm going to do.feedback

Jul 12 2017 - Kremlin

This is an extraordinarily valuable opportunity to have. The New York Times and Washington Posts of the world aren't giving these voices their just dues.feedback

Jul 07 2017 - Amazon

We want Prime to be such a good value, you'd be irresponsible not to be a member. There's a good chance you're already one of them, but if you're not–please be responsible–join Prime.feedback

Jun 30 2017 - Amazon

I was doing well, but it was so much work for me, it was hard and there were half a dozen people in my class who were so gifted, and their brains were just wired in a different way, and the things that I worked so hard to do came so effortlessly to them.feedback

Jun 21 2017 - Amazon

If you really wanted to build a business you could support with advertising alone, especially programmatic advertising, you'd have to be incredibly lean, you'd have to eliminate a lot of layers of editing, you would not do much original material, you would cleverly rewrite other people's material, you would emphasize clever writing as opposed to original sourcing. If you want to do investigative reporting and other kinds of very expensive reporting, you have to have a model where people will pay you for it.feedback

Jun 21 2017 - Amazon

This is not a philanthropic endeavor. For me, I really believe, a healthy newspaper that has an independent newsroom should be self-sustaining. And I think it's achievable. And we've achieved it.feedback

Jun 21 2017 - Amazon

One of the first rules of business is complaining is not a strategy. You have to work with the world as you find it, not as you would have it be.feedback

Jun 21 2017 - Amazon

We run Amazon and the Washington Post in a very similar way in terms of the basic approach. We attempt to be customer-centric, which in the case of the Post means reader-centric. I think you can get confused, you can be advertiser-centric -- and what advertisers want, of course, is readers -- and so you should be simple-minded about that and you should be focused on readers. If you can focus on readers advertisers will come.feedback

Jun 19 2017 - Amazon

I've made billions of dollars of failures.feedback

Jun 19 2017 - Amazon

If you're going to take bold bets, they're going to be experiments. And if they're experiments, you don't know ahead of time if they're going to work. Experiments are by their very nature prone to failure. But a few big successes compensate for dozens and dozens of things that didn't work.feedback

Jun 17 2017 - Tesla

If you shortchange your sleep, you might get a couple of extra 'productive' hours, but that productivity might be an illusion.feedback

Jun 16 2017 - Amazon

[W]hoever your anonymous sources are on this story… they've mixed up their meds! And on the NYPost article, if anybody knows how to get 20% margins in groceries, call me! :).feedback

Jun 16 2017 - Amazon

Over a 20-year time frame I predict that selection, price and delivery accuracy and speed will still be major drivers. You know, it's impossible for me to imagine a customer 20 years from now saying, I love Amazon, I just wished you delivered a little more slowly,' or 'I love Amazon, I just wish you had less selection,' or 'I wish your prices were a little higher.feedback

Jun 16 2017 - Amazon

Millions of people love Whole Foods Market because they offer the best natural and organic foods, and they make it fun to eat healthy.feedback

Jun 15 2017 - Amazon

I'm thinking about a philanthropy strategy that is the opposite of how I mostly spend my time - working on the long term. I like long-term - it's a huge lever: Blue Origin, Amazon, Washington Post - all of these are contributing to society and civilization in their own ways. But I'm thinking I want much of my philanthropic activity to be helping people in the here and now - short term - at the intersection of urgent need and lasting impact. If you have ideas, just reply to this tweet with the idea (and if you think this approach is wrong, would love to hear that too.feedback

Jun 15 2017 - Amazon

In many cases, for-profit models improve the world more than philanthropy models, if they can be made to work.feedback

Jun 02 2017 - Amazon

Day two is stasis. Followed by irrelevance. Followed by excruciating, painful decline. Followed by death. And that is why it is always day one.feedback

May 29 2017 - Amazon

When we win a Golden Globe, it helps us sell more shoes. They look across more categories, they shop more.feedback

May 23 2017 - Amazon

Warren's remarks are very meaningful to me because he's a hero to me. I read all his books. We don't need to make sure it works, but if it works can it be big?feedback

May 16 2017 - Amazon

If everything you do needs to work on a three-year time horizon, then you're competing against a lot of people. But, if you're willing to invest on a seven-year time horizon, you're now competing against a fraction of those people, because very few companies are willing to do that. Because of our emphasis on the long term, we may make decisions and weigh trade-offs differently than some companies. We aren't so bold as to claim that the above is the 'right' investment philosophy, but it's ours, and we would be remiss if we weren't clear in the approach we have taken and will continue to take.feedback

May 16 2017 - Amazon

The future is happening to book selling.feedback

May 09 2017 - Amazon

We know our success will be largely affected by our ability to attract and retain a motivated employee base, each of whom must think like, and therefore must actually be, an owner.feedback

May 08 2017 - Amazon

It is a renaissance, it is a golden age. We are now solving problems with machine learning and artificial intelligence that were … in the realm of science fiction for the last several decades. And natural language understanding, machine vision problems, it really is an amazing renaissance.feedback

May 08 2017 - Amazon

I would say, a lot of the value that we're getting from machine learning is actually happening kind of beneath the surface. It is things like improved search results, improved product recommendations for customers, improved forecasting for inventory management, and literally hundreds of other things beneath the surface.feedback

May 05 2017 - Amazon

We've been able to monitor the people who use Prime Video...they renew [Prime memberships] at higher rates and they convert from free trial at higher rates.feedback

May 05 2017 - Amazon

We want our player, our Prime Video player, to be on the device, and we want it to be on the device with acceptable business terms. And so, you can always get the player on the device; the question is can you do so with acceptable business terms. And if you can't, then we don't want to sell it to our customers, because they're going to be buying it thinking they can watch Prime Video and then they're going to be disappointed. And they're going to return it. When we win a Golden Globe, it helps us sell more shoes.feedback

May 01 2017 - Amazon

Anytime you make something simpler and lower friction, you get more of it.feedback

Apr 28 2017 - Amazon

It's still Day 1 for e-commerce in India.feedback

Apr 21 2017 - Amazon

Eight hours of sleep makes a big difference for me, and I try hard to make that a priority. For me, that's the needed amount to feel energized and excited.feedback

Apr 21 2017 - Amazon

Mostly, as any of us go through our lives, we don't need to maximize the number of decisions we make per day. Making a small number of key decisions well is more important than making a large number of decisions. If you shortchange your sleep, you might get a couple of extra 'productive' hours, but that productivity might be an illusion.feedback

Apr 21 2017 - Amazon

When you're talking about decisions and interactions, quality is usually more important than quantity.feedback

Apr 14 2017 - Artificial Intelligence

Inside AWS, we're excited to lower the costs and barriers to machine learning and AI so organizations of all sizes can take advantage of these advanced techniques.feedback

Apr 14 2017 - Artificial Intelligence

Over the past decades computers have broadly automated tasks that programmers could describe with clear rules and algorithms. Modern machine learning techniques now allow us to do the same for tasks where describing the precise rules is much harder.feedback

Apr 13 2017 - Amazon

If you're good at course correcting, being wrong may be less costly than you think, whereas being slow is going to be expensive for sure.feedback

Apr 12 2017

[People] don't throw up right away. We're not going to worry about it. … It's a delayed effect, and this journey takes 10 or 11 minutes. So you're going to be fine.feedback

Apr 12 2017

That's a fascinating idea. We have not spent a lot of time thinking about that. But I kind of like that idea … So yeah, maybe we should do something like that. You can do research and surveys, and ask people if they want to go, but it's really hard to know. We're really close to finding out what the customer demand will be, but I think nobody knows that for sure yet. You know, I've thrown parties that nobody came to. And I don't think that's going to be the case here. I'm super-optimistic. But the customers get to decide what the flight rates are. I hope they decide they want to fly.feedback

Apr 12 2017 - Amazon

Day 2 is stasis. Followed by irrelevance. Followed by excruciating, painful decline. Followed by death. And that is why it is always Day 1.feedback

Apr 06 2017 - SpaceX

It's a mistake to race to a deadline when you're talking about a flying vehicle, especially one that you're going to put people on. I still think we can do commercial paying passengers in 2018.feedback

Apr 06 2017 - SpaceX

Reusability is the key to getting millions of people living and working in space.feedback

Apr 05 2017 - Amazon

Entrepreneurs will be unleashed, you will see creativity, you will see dynamism, you will see the same thing in space that I've witnessed on the Internet for the past 20 years.feedback

Apr 05 2017 - Amazon

My business model right now for Blue Origin is I sell about $1 billion a year of Amazon stock and use it to invest in Blue Origin.feedback

Apr 05 2017 - Amazon

I always remind the team is that we are not racing. We are going to test it. We will put humans on this when it is ready and not a second sooner...It's a mistake to race to a deadline when you're talking about a flying vehicle, especially one you're going to put people on. The whole space industry is too small. The reason is, we don't fly very often. If airplane flights cost the same as in 1940, that would also be a small industry today….we need to get there.feedback

Apr 05 2017 - Amazon

Of course, we'll be just as competitive. But how do you compete? When people say that an entrant is disruptive in an industry, what they really mean is that customers are adopting that new way. At Amazon we've had a lot of inventions that we were very excited about and customers didn't care at all. And believe me, those inventions were not disruptive in any way. The only thing that's disruptive is customer adoption. If you can invent a better way, and customers believe that's a better way, then they will use it. And that's what we're trying to do at Blue Origin.feedback

Mar 29 2017 - Amazon

I'm not sure which is more unpleasant – changing diapers, paying too much for them, or running out of them. This [acquisition] brings together two companies who are committed to providing great prices and fast delivery to parents, making one of the chores of being a parent a little easier and less expensive.feedback

Mar 29 2017 - Amazon

The key thing about a book is that you lose yourself in the author's world.feedback

Mar 27 2017 - Amazon

Why do I feel so much like Sigourney Weaver? We want to do something uniquely Amazon. If we can find that idea, and we haven't found it yet, but if we can find that idea, we would love to open physical stores.feedback

Mar 20 2017 - Amazon

I just got to pilot an awesome (and huge) robot thanks to Hankook Mirae Technology.feedback

Mar 07 2017 - SpaceX

We couldn't hope for a better first partner.feedback

Mar 04 2017 - Amazon

It is time for America to return to the Moon – this time to stay.feedback

Feb 22 2017 - Amazon

We're energized by this recognition and will keep working and inventing on your behalf. These accolades are a direct result of the whole team's obsession over customers, pioneering spirit, commitment to operational excellence and willingness to lean into bold bets.feedback

Feb 16 2017 - Amazon

The thing with companies that do so many things is that they can lose focus. What Jeff has done to mitigate that risk is to start elevating people and calling them CEOs and giving them the wide berth so that they are functional company builders.feedback

Feb 07 2017

This executive order is one we do not support. Our public policy team in D.C. has reached out to senior administration officials to make our opposition clear. … To our employees in the U.S. and around the world who may be directly affected by this order, I want you to know that the full extent of Amazon's resources are behind you.feedback

Jan 31 2017 - Amazon

We're a nation of immigrants whose diverse backgrounds, ideas and points of view have helped us build and invent as a nation for over 240 years. No nation is better at harnessing the energies and talents of immigrants. It's a distinctive competitive advantage for our country – one we should not weaken.feedback

Jan 12 2017 - Silicon Valley

These jobs are not just in our Seattle headquarters or in Silicon Valley - they're in our customer service network, fulfillment centers and other facilities in local communities throughout the country.feedback

Dec 13 2016

I for one give him my most open mind.feedback

Dec 05 2016 - SpaceX

We have sent robotic probes all over the solar system. Let me assure you, this is the best planet.feedback

Dec 05 2016 - SpaceX

I'm building infrastructure the hard way. I'm using my resources to put in place heavy lifting infrastructure … so that future generations of entrepreneurs can have a solar system as dynamic and interesting and varied as what we see on the internet today.feedback

Nov 22 2016 - Netflix

The guys are back, doing what they do best - the chemistry between Jeremy, Richard and James is what makes 'The Grand Tour' so entertaining.feedback

Oct 28 2016 - Japan

We mostly tried to roll out what worked well for us in Japan, Germany, the U.K., Spain, France, Italy, the U.S., etc., and it needed more local market customization. If you want me to give one meta-lesson, it's that one.feedback

Oct 27 2016 - Amazon

The reason is that people in the industry thought that what we were doing was so damn weird.feedback

Oct 27 2016 - Amazon

But if you can do that, it's a game changer.feedback

Oct 27 2016 - Amazon

I believe it's incredibly important that we humans go out into space … We need to do that to preserve the Earth.feedback

Oct 27 2016 - Amazon

We've always focused on customer obsession versus competitor obsession. We want to be customer-focused.feedback

Oct 27 2016

That's what closes the loop from the business angle.feedback

Oct 27 2016

If you become a Prime member you buy more from us.feedback

Oct 20 2016 - Amazon

One of the great issues of our age is going to be privacy. People don't think about it, but if you have a mobile phone in your pocket, it has microphones on it, and those microphones are under software control. And I would posit to you that just about any nation state in the world worth its salt can put a computer virus on your phone, anytime they want, and listen to everything you say from your cellphone.feedback

Oct 20 2016 - Amazon

We've done something a little unusual with Echo. It would be no different from your phone, but we went one step further than what's done on a phone. When you hit the mute button on Echo, that red ring comes on that says the microphone is turned off. That mute button is connected to the microphone with analog electronics. You have to come physically tamper with the device. You couldn't do it with a computer virus.feedback

Oct 20 2016 - Amazon

The core of the company is customer obsession, as opposed to competitor obsession. Customers are always dissatisfied. They always want more. And so they pull you along, if you're trying to serve them.... customers are always pulling you.feedback

Oct 20 2016 - Amazon

The fact that it's always on, you never have to charge it, and it's there ready in your kitchen or your bedroom or wherever you put it, the fact that you can talk to it in a natural way – removes a lot of barriers, a lot of friction. It's easier than taking your phone out of your pocket. And what people have found over and over again is that removing the tiniest amount of friction from ordinary activities ... it improves customers' lives.feedback

Oct 20 2016 - Amazon

And there are other countries where if you criticize the elected leader you might go to jail – or worse, you may just disappear. And the appropriate thing for a presidential candidate to do is to say, I am running for the highest office in the most important country in the world. Please scrutinize me.feedback

Oct 20 2016 - Amazon

Trump's behavior is 'eroding democracy around the edges.feedback

Oct 20 2016 - Amazon

We have freedom of speech in this country, written into the Constitution. But except for our norms and our behaviors – the stories we tell ourselves as a nation– it's just a piece of paper.feedback

Oct 20 2016 - Amazon

It is too divisive to say, If you have this political opinion, you can't sit on my board.feedback

Oct 20 2016 - Amazon

Peter Thiel is a contrarian, first and foremost. You just have to remember that contrarians are usually wrong.feedback

Jun 08 2016

We're adapting to the local model. Amazon does its own deliveries in India, a different model than in the U.S. where it relies on third-party services.feedback

Jun 01 2016 - Amazon

We really like that business. I encourage you to shop early and often.feedback

Mar 09 2016 - Amazon

It's very gratifying that the world's premier launch companies are choosing our engines.feedback

Aug 17 2015

The article doesn't describe the Amazon I know or the caring Amazonians I work with every day … I strongly believe that anyone working in a company that really is like the one described in the NYT would be crazy to stay. I know I would leave such a company.feedback

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