Business Lesson — Shatter Complacency in the Good Times

In the middle of reading The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon, I’m come upon my favorite anecdote in the story so-far. While the company was on a tear, people suggested that they hang up some of the articles coming out, all of which were glowing, positive commentary on the company and its growing accomplishments. The CEO, Bezos, took the suggestion and implemented a twisted version of it. Instead of hanging up any of the abundant positive press he posted one of the most critical articles that had ever been written about the company. This was from darker days in the company’s history, and it did not have nice things to say about Amazon.

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