20 Inspirational Jeff Bezos Quotes


Jeffrey Preston Bezos is an American industrialist, media proprietor, and investor. He is best known as the founder, CEO, and president of the online retail company Amazon. The first centi-billionaire on the Forbes wealth index, Bezos has been the world's richest person since 2017 and was named the "richest man in modern history" after his net worth increased to $150 billion in July 2018.


1.“If you double the number of experiments you do per year you’re going to double your inventiveness. Jeff Bezos
2.“One of the only ways to get out of a tight box is to invent your way out. Jeff Bezos
3.“What we need to do is always look into the future. Jeff Bezos
4.“I think one thing I find very motivating — and I think this is probably a very common form of motivation or cause of motivation — is… I love people counting on me, and so, you know, today it’s so easy to be motivated, because we have millions of customers counting on us at Amazon.com. We’ve got thousands of investors counting on us. And we’re a team of thousands of employees all counting on each other. That’s fun. Jeff Bezos
5.“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. Jeff Bezos
6.“I know Elon, we’re very like minded in many ways. We’re not conceptual twins. One thing I want us to do is go to Mars, but for me it’s one thing. He’s singularly focused on that. I think motivation wise, for me I don’t find that Plan B idea motivating. I don’t want a plan B for Earth, I want Plan B to make sure Plan A works. Jeff Bezos
7.“Your brand is what other people say about you when you’re not in the room. Jeff Bezos
8.“I knew that if I failed I wouldn’t regret that, but I knew the one thing I might regret is not trying. Jeff Bezos
9.“The special ops guys and the firefighters around the world have this great phrase. They say, ‘Slow is smooth, and smooth is fast,’ and that is true. Everything I’ve accomplished in my life has been because of that attitude. Jeff Bezos
10.“If you want to be inventive, you have to be willing to fail. Jeff Bezos
11.“I think frugality drives innovation, just like other constraints do. One of the only ways to get out of a tight box is to invent your way out. Jeff Bezos
12.“My view is there’s no bad time to innovate. Jeff Bezos
13.“Because, you know, resilience – if you think of it in terms of the Gold Rush, then you’d be pretty depressed right now because the last nugget of gold would be gone. But the good thing is, with innovation, there isn’t a last nugget. Every new thing creates two new questions and two new opportunities. Jeff Bezos
14.“Life’s too short to hang out with people who aren’t resourceful. Jeff Bezos
15.“It’s not an experiment if you know it’s going to work. Jeff Bezos
16.“I want to see good financial returns, but also to me there’s the extra psychic return of having my creativity and technological vision bear fruit and change the world in a positive way. Jeff Bezos
17.“I believe you have to be willing to be misunderstood if you’re going to innovate. Jeff Bezos
18.“I don’t want to use my creative energy on somebody else’s user interface. Jeff Bezos
19.If you’re not stubborn, you’ll give up on experiments too soon. And if you’re not flexible, you’ll pound your head against the wall and you won’t see a different solution to a problem you’re trying to solve. Jeff Bezos
20.“There’ll always be serendipity involved in discovery. Jeff Bezos