Invent and Wander: The Collected Writings of Jeff Bezos, with an Introduction by Walter Isaacson

  • 8h 55m 28s
  • Jeff Bezos, Walter Isaacson
  • Gildan Media
  • 2020

In Jeff Bezos' own words, the core principles and philosophy that have guided him in creating, building, and leading Amazon and Blue Origin.

In this collection of Jeff Bezos' writings - his unique and strikingly original annual shareholder letters, plus numerous speeches and interviews that provide insight into his background, his work, and the evolution of his ideas - you'll gain an insider's view of the why and how of his success. Spanning a range of topics across business and public policy, from innovation and customer obsession to climate change and outer space, this audiobook provides a rare glimpse into how Bezos thinks about the world and where the future might take us.

Written in a direct, down-to-earth style, Invent and Wander offers listeners a master class in business values, strategy, and execution.

Each insight offers new ways of thinking through today's challenges - and more importantly, tomorrow's - and the never-ending urgency of striving ahead, never resting on one's laurels. Everyone from CEOs of the Fortune 100 to entrepreneurs just setting up shop to the millions who use Amazon's products and services in their homes or businesses will come to understand the principles that have driven the success of one of the most important innovators of our time.

In this Audiobook

  • It's All about the Long Term (1997)
  • Obsessions (1998)
  • Building for the Long Term (1999)
  • Taking the Long View (2000)
  • The Customer Franchise is Our Most Valuable Asset (2001)
  • What's Good for Customers is Good for Shareholders (2002)
  • Long-Term Thinking (2003)
  • Thinking about Finance (2004)
  • Making Decisions (2005)
  • Growing New Businesses (2006)
  • A Team of Missionaries (2007)
  • Working Backward (2008)
  • Setting Goals (2009)
  • Fundamental Tools (2010)
  • The Power of Invention (2011)
  • Internally Driven (2012)
  • “Wow” (2013)
  • Three Big Ideas (2014)
  • Big Winners Pay for Many Experiments (2015)
  • Fending Off Day 2 (2016)
  • Building a Culture of High Standards (2017)
  • Intuition, Curiosity, and the Power of Wandering (2018)
  • Scale for Good (2019)
  • My Gift in Life
  • A Crucial Moment at Princeton
  • “We are What We Choose”: Address to the Princeton Graduating Class of 2010
  • Resourcefulness
  • Why I Went from a Hedge Fund to Selling Books
  • Finding the Root Cause
  • Creating Wealth
  • The Idea for Prime
  • Thinking Three Years Out
  • Where the Idea of Amazon Web Services Came from
  • Alexa, AI, and Machine Learning
  • Physical Stores and Whole Foods
  • Buying the Washington Post
  • Trust
  • Work-Life Harmony
  • Recruiting Talent: Do You Want Mercenaries or Missionaries?
  • Decisions
  • Competition
  • Government Scrutiny and Big Companies
  • The Climate Pledge
  • The Bezos Day One Fund
  • The Purpose of Going into Space
  • It's Still Day One for America