Jeff Bezos is the richest person in the world, thanks to Amazon's growing success – most recently, the billion dollar purchase of the e-commerce giant's online pharmacy PillPack on Thursday helped boost Amazon's shares. On Friday, Amazon's founder and CEO Bezos was valued at $ 141 billion, according to Bloomberg.
The quote is:
"Laughing often and laughing, gaining the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, the appreciation of honesty deserve critics and the betrayal of false friends who cherish beauty, find the best in others, embrace the world Leaving a piece better, be it through a healthy child, a garden spot, or a redeemed social situation, just to know a life easier to breathe, because you lived. "That's been successful."
Bezos makes Ralph Waldo Emerson the poem was known, and it was largely attributed to Emerson. But the origin of the poem has been discussed (it is also credited to Bessie Anderson Stanley and Robert Louis Stevenson, according to the managing director of Poets.org).
Whoever the author, the poem about success, and Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon and the richest man in the world, is certainly successful with conventional means – his company has a market capitalization of $ 807 billion.
But the quote gives an insight into the things that Bezos values beyond money.
While he might be well-known to Amazon, Bezos also has a thing or two about what you love while still having a positive impact on the world, which is also common in the entire poem. He has described space as his passion and is the founder of the space company Blue Origin, which he says spends $ 1 billion of his own money each year. He recently named his efforts with Blue Origin the most important work he does, which he considers not only compelling but also his passion.
"You do not choose your passions, your passions choose you," Bezos said recently about his commitment to space exploration during a leadership forum. "All of us are gifted with certain passions, and the people who are happy are the ones who follow those things."
"[I] f I'm 80 years old and look back on my life and the one thing I've done is that there's this gigantic corporate explosion in space for the next generation," Bezos said in an interview from 2016. "I will be a happy, happy man."
In the past, he has also worked out the fun he has had in building Amazon, reporting that he "loves his job" and that "he makes tap dancing to work."
As for the part of the quote Having proclaimed the importance of winning the affection of children, on social media, Bezos has revealed his soft side when it comes to his children. He recently shared an Instagram post with a huge stuffed animal saying, "Very comfortable on my children's huge panda making mail and writing the last letter to the annual shareholder letter." To take the kids along to Rampage See … "
Since releasing it in May, the inspirational poem's tweet has collected more than 11,000 re-tweets and over 33,500 likes.
Bezos' love for the quote is also tuned with his bookish tendencies: he is known as an avid reader. Amazon started as an online bookseller, and there is even a list of books that Amazon employees refer to as "Jeff's Reading List." The books that influenced Bezo's leadership style are reported to include business management recitations such as "Built to Success: Successful Customs of Visionary Companies" by Jim Collins and the novel "The Remains of the Day" by Kazuo Ishiguro.
And while Bezos might be inspired by the words in the poem on his fridge, he has also given his own share of advice on how to succeed. He is known for his inspirational annual shareholder letters, which are often seen as a must-read by business people and often provide inspiring advice on how to succeed in interviews.
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