I’m reading Invent and Wander, Walter Isaacson’s new book about Jeff Bezos.
There are so many golden nuggets about Jeff’s thought process and how he navigates business and life. Here’s a few:
- Smart people area dime dozen and often don’t amount to much. What counts is being creative and imaginative.
- Be passionately curious.
- Connect the arts and sciences.
- Why Steve Jobs said, “It’s technology married with the humanities that yields us the result that makes our heart sing.”
- Why Einstein would pull out his violin and play Mozart when he felt stuck in his work on the theory of general relativity.
- Retain a childlike sense of wonder. Be careful to never outgrow your wonder years.
- Jeff is a voracious reader.
- Jeff’s “regret minimization framework.” His risk-calculation process in making important decisions. You can watch the YouTube video of him explaining it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwG_qR6XmDQ
Check out all of my takeaways from it on the Peak Performance Humans podcast here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/peak-performance-humans/id1523759669#episodeGuid=Buzzsprout-8202054
Bonus! Here’s a throwback video I made back in 2017 about another powerful strategy Jeff Bezos uses in Amazon meetings: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atza8Be17ws