Over the last 23 years, Amazon.com has revolutionized the way we shop—and for much of that time, journalist Brad Stone has been watching closely. Stone is New York Times best selling author of the book The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon. I talked with Stone about the evolution of Bezos as a decision-maker. Some excerpts from our conversation:In the course of your reporting, what did you observe about Bezos’s decision-making style? Two factors come to mind.
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Leading, not managing, in crisis
November 6th, 2017 Frank Eleanya HBR, Leadership 0 comments
Imagine you were the person at BP headquarters in 2010 who got the first call: A drilling platform in the Gulf of Mexico had exploded and sunk, killing 11 workers — and allowing oil to leak into the ocean at a rate of 43 barrels a minute. What would you do?
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