The Journey of any entrepreneur is quite interesting and there are a lot and a lot of learning throughout their journey.
This series is going to discuss some serious common factors behind the entrepreneur, their vision, and most importantly the TRANSFORMATION.
Lot of differences are there for a MAN and a BUSINESSMAN
What is success?
How to become a Millionaire?
How to solve the difficult problems?
How to recover from huge losses?
What is the height of a positive attitude?
And there is a lot of unanswered questions on this page but you will get answers for all the above questions from the entrepreneurial journey of ORDINARY MAN to “REAL HERO”
In this blog, Will see about Jeff Bezos- The founder of Amazon.com
Jeffrey Preston Bezos was born as Jeffrey Preston Jorgensen on January 12, 1964, in Albuquerque, New Mexico to Jacklyn (née Gise) and Ted Jorgensen.
At the time of his birth, his mother was only 17 years old and was a high school student while his father was a bike shop owner. In 1968, the couple got separated and his mother married Cuban immigrant Miguel “Mike” Bezos. Mike adopted four-year-old Jorgensen and the surname was then changed to Bezos.
The family moved to Texas where Bezos attended River Oaks Elementary School in Houston from fourth to sixth grade. Later on, the family moved to Miami, Florida where Bezos attended Miami Palmetto High School.
During the breakfast shift, Bezos worked at McDonald’s short-order line cook. In the year 1986, he graduated from Princeton University and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSE) in electrical engineering and computer science.
Bezos showed an early interest in how things work, turning his parents’ garage into a laboratory and rigging electrical contraptions around his house as a child.
He moved to Miami with his family as a teenager, where he developed a love for computers and graduated valedictorian of his high school. It was during high school that he started his first business, the Dream Institute, an educational summer camp for fourth, fifth, and sixth graders.
Career in Finance
After graduating from Princeton, Bezos found work at several firms on Wall Street, including Fitel, Bankers Trust, and the investment firm D.E. Shaw. In 1990, Bezos became D.E. Shaw’s youngest vice president.
While his career in finance was extremely lucrative, Bezos chose to make a risky move into the nascent world of e-commerce. He quit his job in 1994, moved to Seattle, and targeted the untapped potential of the Internet market by opening an online bookstore.
Later, moved to Seattle Washington to open a virtual bookstore. Working out of his garage with a handful of employees, Bezos began developing the software for the site. Named after the South American river, Amazon sold its first book in July 1995.
In the next blog will see about his career journey towards E-commerce giant Amazon.com.This really going to be an interesting one!
Here, I just want to share a few entrepreneur quotes recommended by Jeff Bezos that he used to say to his people and thought it may inspire you, personally it inspired me. 😊
1.If you’re not stubborn, you’ll give up on experiments too soon. And if you’re not flexible, you’ll pound your head against the wall and you won’t see a different solution to a problem you’re trying to solve.
2.Your brand is what other people say about you when you are not in the room.
3. A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn a reputation by trying to do hard things well.
4. Market leadership can translate directly to higher revenue, higher profitability, greater capital velocity, and correspondingly stronger returns on invested capital.
5. If you do build a great experience, customers tell each other about that. Word of mouth is very powerful.
6.The common question that gets asked in business is, ‘why?’ That’s a good question, but an equally valid question is, ‘why not?
8. If you don’t understand the details of your business you are going to fail.
9.In the old world, you devoted 30% of your time to building a great service and 70% of your time to shouting about it. In the new world, that inverts.
10. Failures and invention are inseparable twins.
Stay excited for next post. 😃