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Jeff Bezos' Shareholder Letter 2017

How to make every day "Day 1"

Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, is probably one of the few persons who have deeply understood the fundamentals of future digital and connected business. In his recently published letter to shareholders he makes clear that the only way to stay at the top is to make every day Day 1:

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

"Day 1" describes a mindset that continuously pushes a company to the peak. But what leads to a Day 1 mindset? Bezos proposes:

These few rules can help managers of other companies as well to achieve a customer focused, agile and highly innovative company culture.

Download and read the full letter

published: April 13, 2017, © Uwe Weinreich

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