I started my daily posts on 1st Jan this year with Jeff Bezos letter to shareholders written i. n 2018. Yesterday he wrote his annual letter for 2019, and he attributed Amazon’s success to the above traits (Intuition, curiosity, and the power of wandering) which he says is in the DNA of the company. As usual there are ideas and lessons. Some points may be to counter anti trust moves in the horizon, some to fight popular perceptions of bad pay and work environments. Here are the key takeaways :
It not breakthrough tech, it is breakthrough business models that will create the real winners of tomorrow.
John Elkington, the Founding partner of Volans, a future-focused business working at the intersection of the sustainability, entrepreneurship and innovation movements wrote a very interesting piece (watch the video below) in Fast company sometime back and I went back to it to pick up some powerful ideas.
Gary Vaynerchuk is either loved or hated. Over the past several months he has been very active on LinkedIn. Something he wrote sometime back stayed with me – “The truth is, the way to win on social media is to actually be social. ….The only real way to do this from scratch is to become part of the conversation”.
“…..No more drudgery, no more toil. This gives us the chance to imagine an entirely different kind of society, … where creators, discoverers, performers and innovators come together with their patrons and financiers to talk about issues, entertain, enlighten, provoke each other.”