Weekend Leadership Reading about Jeff Bezos

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Weekends are time when things slow down a little. Your weekend shouldn’t be two more regular workdays. That’s a sure road to burnout. Take time to refresh yourself. Take time for something different. Take time for some of that reading you can’t find time for during the week.

Here are choice articles on hot leadership topics culled from the business schools, the business press and major consulting firms. This week there are articles about Jeff Bezos.

From Dan Bigman: The True Meaning Of Bezos

“Somewhere along the way to becoming one of the richest men in the world, Jeff Bezos also became the most influential and inventive business thinker of the last 50 years.”

From Jason Fried: Some advice from Jeff Bezos

“He’s observed that the smartest people are constantly revising their understanding, reconsidering a problem they thought they’d already solved. They’re open to new points of view, new information, new ideas, contradictions, and challenges to their own way of thinking.”

From Adam Gale: Why Amazon founder Jeff Bezos banned PowerPoint presentations

“And how resurrecting the memo helped the tech giant make better decisions.”

From I Done This Blog: Jeff Bezos’s Peculiar Management Tool for Self-Discipline at Amazon Meeting

“We originally published this piece in 2017. Two years later, we added fresh advice for managers.”

From Margaret O’Mara: After Amazon, What’s Next for Jeff Bezos?

“The legacies of John D. Rockefeller and Andrew Carnegie offer hints about what could be next for Amazon’s founder.”

Book Resources

Invent and Wander: The Collected Writings of Jeff Bezos

The Bezos Letters: 14 Principles to Grow Your Business Like Amazon by Steve Anderson

Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller by Ron Chernow

Every Monday, I do a blog post about business reading and business books. Follow this link to a collection of book recommendations for business leaders.

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