February 5: Let curiosity be your compass

“Keep inventing, and don’t despair when at first the idea looks crazy. Remember to wander. Let curiosity be your compass. It remains Day 1.”

Source: Amazon
Published: February 2021

Let curiosity be your compass

Jeff Bezos wrote an email to employees announcing that he will be transitioning the role of CEO to Andy Jassy in Q3. He also recounted his time at the company and shared his excitement for Amazon’s future.  

His words reinforced Amazon’s culture of innovation, including:

“I plan to focus my energies and attention on new products and early initiatives.”

“If you get it right, a few years after a surprising invention, the new thing has become normal. People yawn. And that yawn is the greatest compliment an inventor can receive.”

“Keep inventing, and don’t despair when at first the idea looks crazy. Remember to wander. Let curiosity be your compass. It remains Day 1.”

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