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The Formula Jeff Bezos Uses to Identify Great Ideas

The Amazon founder revealed his thought process in a recent interview

Jeff Bezos is currently the richest person on earth. And just this week, Amazon was valued at $1 trillion. It's clear Bezos didn’t get to this point in his career without having a certain skill for identifying and cultivating ideas that change the ...

by Nina Zipkin  | September 10, 2018 12:00:00
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Jeff Bezos Prefers This Over Work-Life Balance

Work-life balance naively suggests working and non-working hours should be evenly apportioned

Amazon is known for building a culture that values hard work. So much so that the organization has received criticism from current and former employees for having to work on Thanksgiving, or even when ill.When asked about Amazon’s work-life balance, Jeff Bezos remarked that he ascribed to ...

by John Boitnott  | July 19, 2018 06:00:00
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He's $53 Billion Richer Than Everyone Else and 24 Other Crazy Things We've Learned About Jeff Bezos

The Amazon founder has come a long way

In 1994, the then 30-year-old Jeff Bezos left behind a six-figure gig on Wall Street as the youngest ever senior vice president at investment banking firm D.E. Shaw & Co. to start Amazon in Seattle. Now, he's perennially in competition to be the richest man ...

by Nina Zipkin  | July 15, 2018 12:00:00
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The Secret Weapon 2 Famous Founders Deployed to Build Their Mega-Successful Companies

As Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos found, success comes when you turn your business into a reflection of your values

Businesses can outperform their competitors when they're direct reflections of their founders' unique vision. To illustrate, consider this two-part pop quiz:- Which company is infused with a zen-like commitment to simplicity? Hint: It bucks the status quo and forges new frontiers (or, ...

by Natasa Lekic  | June 22, 2018 02:00:00
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Steve Jobs Was an Arrogant You-Know-What. Jeff Bezos and Larry Ellison Aren't Teddy Bears, Either

These five controversial leaders who are/were polarizing, and why that may have been what made them so successful

We all like to fantasize about great leaders being ideal models of humanity in every category: They’re strong, smart, noble, calm . . . right?They're easy to get along with, and, what's more, almost anyone who meets them sees plainly that they’re cut out ...

by Jayson Demers  | January 11, 2018 08:00:00
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Odd and Unusual: Things You Never Knew About Jeff Bezos and 4 Other Big Names

Jeff Bezos does something at home every night because "it's the sexiest thing I do"

History is full of tales of remarkable people with unusual personal habits: The French author Honoré de Balzac allegedly drank up to 50 cups of coffee a day (not recommended, since he also suffered from stomach cramps, headaches, and high blood pressure).Thomas Edison reportedly slept only two hours a ...

by Thomas Smale  | January 02, 2018 12:00:00
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Jeff Bezos' "2-Pizza" Rule and 5 Other Brilliant Productivity Hacks From 6 Brilliant Entrepreneurs

What's the 2-pizza rule? Read below to find out

Productivity hacks are shortcuts, tricks or strategies that help you get more done in the same amount of time. We all know some of the basic hacks, like drinking coffee in the morning to get a caffeine boost, or planning your day the ...

by Jayson Demers  | November 26, 2017 06:00:00
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(Infographic) The Early Entrepreneurial Spirit of Warren Buffett, Jeff Bezos and Others

Some people are just born with that business X factor

Even from an early age, you can tell that many of today’s famous business leaders were destined for greatness. In their youth, Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffett and Richard Branson showed their savviness by starting small businesses or brainstorming million-dollar ideas.And that entrepreneurial spirit only increased with age. ...

by Rose Leadem  | September 04, 2017 06:00:00
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Jeff Bezos Will Sell $1 Billion of Amazon Stock a Year to Fund Blue Origin

Given Amazon's value, he sure can afford it

Space travel is no easy feat -- and it comes at a price. Just ask Amazon founder and CEO, Washington Post owner and founder of space company Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos.At the 33rd Space Symposium Conference on Wednesday, Bezos revealed that he is selling ...

by Rose Leadem  | April 09, 2017 08:00:00
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If Jeff Bezos Has His Way, This Could Be Your Ride to Space

Here's a look at the concept images of the Blue Origin passenger capsule

Jeff Bezos wants his space company Blue Origin's future customers to have the best views possible.The company recently released the latest concept images of its passenger capsules, and as described by Bezos, also the founder of Amazon, “every seat's a window seat, the largest ...

by Nina Zipkin  | April 03, 2017 12:00:00
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The Top 10 Richest People in the World, According to Bloomberg

Bill Gates is still number one, but Warren Buffett got ousted from his number two spot.

The Bloomberg Billionaires Index as of March 31, showed some movement.The daily index tracks and analyzes the net worths of the richest people in the world, and is updated at the close of every trading day on Wall Street. Typically, the men on it don’t change ...

by Rose Leadem  | April 01, 2017 06:00:00
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Jeff Bezos Wants to Create a Delivery Service for the Moon

Will there be Amazon Dash buttons in space?

It seems that Elon Musk is not the only one with his eye on travel to the moon.Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, who, like Musk, is in the reusable rocket game through his company Blue Origin, has reportedlysubmitted plans to NASA and the White ...

by Nina Zipkin  | March 07, 2017 12:00:00
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(Video) What Will It Be Like to Fly in a Blue Origin Spaceship?

The engineer behind the vessels recently spoke about the future of the company

Like fellow moguls Elon Musk and Richard Branson, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos hopes to send humans to Mars and beyond with his company Blue Origin. But first he has his eye on getting civilian passengers into Blue Origin’s New Shepard ...

by Nina Zipkin  | February 19, 2017 12:00:00
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