Working Backwards with Colin Bryar

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Colin Bryar joined Amazon in 1998—four years after its founding—and spent the next 12 years as part of the senior leadership team as the company grew from a domestic (US-only) seller of books to a global, multi-dimensional powerhouse and innovator. He served as Vice President at Amazon, and spent two of his years as Chief of Staff to Jeff Bezos, a.k.a. "Jeff's shadow." During this time, he spent each day attending meetings, traveling, and discussing business and life with Jeff.

In this episode, Colin describes what it was really like working alongside Jeff Bezos, as well as what Jeff’s superpowers are when it comes to business. Listen in to learn how Amazon developed single-thread leadership within the organization, why the company moved away from using PowerPoint as a means of persuasion and analysis (and what they use instead), and what Jeff Bezos considers one of the best things that Amazon has ever done.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: https://bit.ly/3sFpeVI

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