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Jeff Bezos is the CEO and founder of one of the world’s largest e-commerce stores “Amazon”. He is the man who has changed the history of e-commerce.
With a real-time net worth of $76.8 billion, Jeff was recently named second richest person in the world, just behind Bill Gates. Amazon is the world’s largest internet sales company on the Web – an “everything store” we all love browsing through.

Jeff Bezos graduated with summa cum laude award from Princeton University with a Bachelor in Science degree in electrical engineering and computer science. Bezos is also a Google investor, and bought The Washington Post in 2013.

He has won many prestigious awards including Time magazine’s Person of the Year (1999), Fortune’s 2012 Business Person of the Year, 2014 Best CEO in the World Harvard Business Review, Forbes’ #2 Richest in Tech, and 14th on their Powerful People list.

Below is the list Jeff Bezos quotes for the people who want to change the world and who want to achieve something big. Hope you will enjoy reading them:

Powerful Jeff Bezos Quotes For You

“Invention is by its very nature disruptive. If you want to be understood at all times, then don’t do anything new.”

“The great thing about fact-based decisions is that they overrule the hierarchy.”

“People who are right most of the time are people who change their minds often.”

“Work Hard, have fun, make history”

“A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn reputation by trying to do hard things well.”

“We can’t be in survival mode. We have to be in growth mode.”

“If you never want to be criticized, for goodness’ sake don’t do anything new.”

“Maintain a firm grasp of the obvious at all times.”

“It’s not an experiment if you know it’s going to work.”

“When you receive criticism from well-meaning people, it pays to ask, ‘Are they right?’ And if they are, you need to adapt what they’re doing. If they’re not right, if you really have conviction that they’re not right, you need to have that long-term willingness to be misunderstood. It’s a key part of invention.”

“If you decide that you’re going to do only the things you know are going to work, you’re going to leave a lot of opportunity on the table.”

“Position yourself with something that captures your curiosity, something that you’re missionary about.”

“As a company, one of our greatest cultural strengths is accepting the fact that if you’re going to invent, you’re going to disrupt.”
“Cultures aren’t so much planned as they evolve from that early set of people.”

Jeff Bezos Quotes

“No business can continue to shrink. That can only go on for so long before irrelevancy sets in.”

“Start With the Customer and Work Backward”

“If you’re doing anything interesting in the world, you are going to have critics. You can’t stop it. Move forward. It’s not worth losing any sleep over.”

“I knew that if I failed I wouldn’t regret that, but I knew the one thing I might regret is not trying.”


“Your brand is what other people say about you when you’re not in the room.”

“What’s dangerous is not to evolve.”
“If you double the number of experiments you do per year you’re going to double your inventiveness.”

“Life’s too short to hang out with people who aren’t resourceful.”

More Jeff Bezos Quotes About Life And Business

“What we need to do is always lean into the future; when the world changes around you and when it changes against you – what used to be a tail wind is now a head wind – you have to lean into that and figure out what to do because complaining isn’t a strategy.”

“If you don’t understand the details of your business you are going to fail.”

“A company shouldn’t get addicted to being shiny, because shiny doesn’t last.”

“The thing that motivates me is a very common form of motivation. And that is, with other folks counting on me, it’s so easy to be motivated.”
“One of the huge mistakes people make is that they try to force an interest on themselves. You don’t choose your passion; your passion chooses you.”


“Cleverness is a gift, kindness is a choice.”
“If you do build a great experience, customers tell each other about that. Word of mouth is very powerful.”
“The common question that gets asked in business is, ‘why?’ That’s a good question, but an equally valid question is, ‘why not?’”

Jeff Bezos Quotes

“Obsess about customers, not competitors.”

“You have to be willing to be misunderstood if you’re going to innovate.”

“Be stubborn on vision, but flexible on details.”

“There’ll always be serendipity involved in discovery.”

“Humans are unbelievably data efficient. You don’t have to drive 1 million miles to drive a car, but the way we teach a self-driving car is have it drive a million miles.”

“One of the only ways to get out of a tight box is to invent your way out.”

“Put the customer first. Invent. And be patient.”

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