Invent and Wander: The Collected Writings of Jeff Bezos

Invent and Wander: The Collected Writings of Jeff Bezos Review

In this collection of Jeff Bezos’s writings—his unique and strikingly original annual shareholder letters, plus numerous speeches and interviews that provide insight into his background, his work, and the evolution of his ideas—you’ll gain an insider’s view of the why and how of his success. Spanning a range of topics across business and public policy, from innovation and customer obsession to climate change and outer space, this book provides a rare glimpse into how Bezos thinks about the world and where the future might take us.

Written in a direct, down-to-earth style, Invent and Wander offers readers a master class in business values, strategy, and execution:
● The importance of a Day 1 mindset
● Why “it’s all about the long term”
● What it really means to be customer obsessed
● How to start new businesses and create significant organic growth in an already successful company
● Why culture is an imperative
● How a willingness to fail is closely connected to innovation
● What the Covid-19 pandemic has taught us

Each insight offers new ways of thinking through today’s challenges—and more importantly, tomorrow’s—and the never-ending urgency of striving ahead, never resting on one’s laurels. Everyone from CEOs to entrepreneurs just setting up shop to the millions who use Amazon’s products and services in their homes or businesses will come to understand the principles that have driven the success of one of the most important innovators of our time.

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    Invent and Wander: The Collected Writings of Jeff Bezos Reviews

  • Michael Payne

    Do the right thing. With Amazon at 1.6 trillion dollars and Bezos the richest man on earth there is no disputing that Jeff Bezos wins many prizes. He has helped create something that most everyone wit...

  • Nyamka Ganni

    I really enjoyed Walter Isaacson's introduction part. It was concise but very engaging. I wish it was bit longer. The rest is the collection of letters from Jeff Bezos. After reading, I wanted to read...

  • Alok Kejriwal

    80% of the book are yearly letters Jeff Bezos has written to Amazon shareholders & some general chapters. (Lots of repetitions throughout).The Gold inside:- When Steve Jobs’s ideas or proposals woul...

  • Donna Hines

    "Big Things Start Small." Apparently so small that this was not offered on Kindle App version; ironic considering Jeff's ties in creating the platform & the 'modern bookstore' as it was so aptly named...

  • Ash

    Invent and Wander is separated into 3 sections, the biographical introduction, his letters to shareholders, and some personal writings.The introduction is excellent. Walter Isaacson is a masterful wri...

  • Rishabh Srivastava

    I was astounded by the consistency of Jeff Bezos' vision and messaging to shareholders over 25 years. This book was a collection of Bezos' letters to shareholders, as well as speeches that he has give...

  • Gary

    Great stuff in this book, but far too much redundant information to give it more than three stars. I think Amazon is an amazing company and the book gives some good insight into what driving forces re...

  • Sebastian Gebski

    With all the respect to JB, Amazon, and AWS, this is NOT a good book.First of all - I have no clue who is it for. Why so?It consists of 3 parts:* the intro (by Isaacson) - which 100% repeats the stuff...

  • Ankit Dhirasaria

    Jeff Bezos is truly an inspiration for anyone and sometimes, it is not visible much effort it takes to build a massive global business. In this collection of Jeff Bezos's writings—his unique and str...

  • E-Ann Wang

    Most people that work at Amazon would already know the information in this book but doesn’t hurt to reflect on Jeff’s thought process throughout the years. The end gets repetitive since he sticks ...