In his latest letter to shareholders Jeff Bezos spoke about the essential DNA that drives the growth of Amazon. Key amongst them is the power of wandering. That was in my mind and led me to the wonder about the power of laziness with relation to work. The counter view to what we call laziness could be getting more done in a given timeframe, reducing low value work from your schedule or simply prioritizing life over work.
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 :