“If you want to understand how they did it, you’ll want to read this book. John Rossman walks you through Amazon’s 14 leadership principles, providing in detail what each one means and how it plays out daily at Amazon. What he really drives home is that these principles are not just nice platitudes for discussion on day 1 of your job at Amazon, but rather, how they impact your success (or failure) daily as an employee.”
Principal Open Source Technologist at Amazon Web Services
The Amazon Way
by John Rossman
14 Leadership Principles Behind the World’s Most Disruptive Company
In just twenty years, Amazon.com has gone from a start-up internet bookseller to a global company revolutionizing and disrupting multiple industries, including retail, publishing, logistics, devices, apparel, and cloud computing.
But what is at the heart of Amazon.com’s rise to success? Is it the tens of millions of items in stock, the company’s technological prowess, or the many customer service innovations like “one-click”?
As a leader at Amazon who had a front-row seat during its formative years, John Rossman understands the iconic company better than most. From the launch of Amazon’s third-party seller program to their foray into enterprise services, he witnessed it all—the amazing successes, the little-known failures, and the experiments whose outcomes are still in doubt.
In The Amazon Way, Rossman introduces listeners to the unique corporate culture of the world’s largest Internet retailer, with a focus on the fourteen leadership principles that have guided and shaped its decisions and its distinctive leadership culture.
Peppered with humorous and enlightening firsthand anecdotes from the author’s career at Amazon, this revealing business guide is also filled with the valuable lessons that have served Jeff Bezos’s “everything store” so well—providing expert advice for aspiring entrepreneurs, CEOs, and investors alike.
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