August 12: Executive decision making at Amazon

Here's how many good decisions you should strive to make a day as a senior executive.

Source: David Rubenstein
Published: September 2018

Executive decision making at Amazon

Circulated: August 12, 2020

“As a senior executive, what do you really get paid to do? You get paid to make a small number of high quality decisions. Your job is not to make thousands of decisions every day.

All of the Amazon senior executives are similar in that they work and live in the future. They do not focus on the current quarter.

Right now, I’m working on a quarter that will reveal itself 3 years from now. If I make 3 good decisions a day, that’s enough. They should be as high quality as I can make them.”

- Jeff Bezos

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