Rating: 6 / 10
Great book. The introduction is fantastic. I'm fascinated by how Amazon had stayed true to their values; and how well it turned out (so far). In all honesty, you can read 80% of the book for free on Amazon's own site, because the shareholder letters are free to the public.
This book is mainly composed of the Amazon shareholder letters, written by [[Jeff Bezos]]. I've attempted to draw out some core values that stand out to me. As far as I can see, Amazon has stayed true to their values, which fascinates me.
These have at least 4 characteristics, as described by Bezos
Don't use a one-size-fits-all decision-making process. Many decisions are reversible; so what if you get it wrong?
Make decisions with 70% of the information you wish you had. If you wait for 90%, you're too slow. If you get good at course correcting, being wrong isn't as bad. However, being slow is expensive.
Even if people don't agree, sometimes it can be better to just disagree but commit to doing it/not doing it nevertheless. And that doesn't just mean that you, the boss, are always right. You do it too.
Think three years ahead. Do your best to make few, really high-quality decisions - and optimize for that (sleep, health, etc.).