"There are two ways to extend a business. Take inventory of what you're good at and extend out from your skills. Or determine what your customers need and work backward, even if it requires learning new skills. Kindle is an example of working backward."
"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect."Jeff Bezos on Mark Twain
"The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax."Jeff Bezos on Albert Einstein
"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure."Jeff Bezos on Colin Powell
"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all."Jeff Bezos on Dale Carnegie
"If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance."Jeff Bezos on Abraham Lincoln
"There are two kinds of companies, those that work to try to charge more and those that work to charge less. We will be the second."
"I strongly believe that missionaries make better products. They care more. For a missionary, it's not just about the business. There has to be a business, and the business has to make sense, but that's not why you do it. You do it because you have something meaningful that motivates you."
"The common question that gets asked in business is, 'why?' That's a good question, but an equally valid question is, 'why not?'"
"We expect all our businesses to have a positive impact on our top and bottom lines. Profitability is very important to us or we wouldn't be in this business."
"If you don't understand the details of your business you are going to fail."