How Jeff Bezos makes decisions
In the new book "Invent and Wander: The Collected Writings of Jeff Bezos," the Amazon CEO describes his average day:
- Bezos said he gets a full eight hours of sleep every night before allowing for "puttering" in the morning, which includes making coffee, having breakfast with his kids, and reading the paper.
- By 10 a.m., the CEO says he begins engaging in what he calls his more "high IQ" daily meetings, which he tries to hold all before lunch.
- During the day, Bezos says he makes only three key decisions daily, focusing on "high quality" issues that are at least several years out...
I disagree and commit all the time. I'll debate something for an hour or a day or a week. And I'll say: 'You know what? I really disagree with this, but you have more ground truth than I do. We're going to do it your way.' - Bezos