“The fact is, the large team of thousands of people who lead operations at Amazon have always cared deeply for our hourly employees, and we’re proud of the work environment we’ve created,” Jeff Bezos’ final words as Amazon CEO towards employees.
Jeff Bezos’ final letter to shareholders
On Thursday, April 15, the Business Insider reported the final words of soon-to-be ex-Amazon CEO on their shareholders. Every year, Bezos has been writing shareholders’ letter and sharing it to the public. Commonly, these letters pertain to Amazon’s future projects to happen soon, yearly stats, etc.
Since this was Bezos’ last letter for Amazon shareholders, a lot of people were curious on what would he be writing for year 2021. Here are the best quotes we’ve got from his full note.
Best final words from Bezos
Thanks from the Business Insider, all the best final lines from Bezos are listed below.
“We’ve created $1.6 trillion of wealth for shareowners. Who are they? Your chair is one, but more than 7/8ths of the shares, representing $1.4 trillion of wealth creation, are owned by others including pension funds, universities, 401(k)s, and Mary and Larry.
The first phrase from Bezos, that captured our eyes, is the way he shared the story of a couple named Mary and Larry. He explains, the couple were almost the first ones to invest in Amazon, as early as 1997. Now, Mary and Larry are said to be enjoying their lives with their investments.
“I’m an inventor. It’s what I enjoy the most and what I do best. It’s where I create the most value. We at Amazon are always flexible, but on matters of vision we are stubborn and relentless. We have never failed when we set our minds to something, and we’re not going to fail at this either.”
As he detailed the lives of Mary and Larry, Bezos also told his shareholders about his life as an inventor. He clarified, Amazon has been good in inventing and what he enjoyed the most. However, he also explains the company have been stubborn in this principle.
“Be kind, be original, create more than you consume, and never, never, never let the universe smooth you into your surroundings. It remains Day 1.”
Probably, the best final words of Bezos so far in his letter is this phrase. It shows how his leadership of over 25 years has taught him on key disciplines in making a company as successful as they aim to be: through kindness and originality.
“Despite what we’ve accomplished, it’s clear to me that we need a better vision for our employees’ success. We have always wanted to be Earth’s Most Customer-Centric Company. We won’t change that. It’s what got us here. But I am committing us to an addition. We are going to be Earth’s Best Employer and Earth’s Safest Place to Work.”
Not quite the best but the most remarkable statement in Bezos’ letter is how he shared his insight with Amazon’s employees, especially with their controversial issue of abuse amongst their workers.
Which of these Bezos’ phrases do you like the most?