Invent & Wander | Jeff Bezos

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.

Check out all of my takeaways from it on the Peak Performance Humans podcast here:

Bonus! Here’s a throwback video I made back in 2017 about another powerful strategy Jeff Bezos uses in Amazon meetings:

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