Amazon.com’s 1997 Shareholder Letter

Amazon’s 1997 Shareholder Letter We now know vastly more about online commerce than when Amazon.com was founded, but we still have so much to learn. Though we are optimistic, we must remain vigilant and maintain a sense of urgency. The challenges and hurdles we will face to make our long-term vision for Amazon.com a reality are several: aggressive,…

The Human and Technology Interface

One of the things that I find most interesting about where the technology industry will go in the next 10-20 years is how people interface with technology. Whether it’s tablets, wearable computers, etc., we’ve really accelerated the innovation in the last few years and I can’t wait to see how we interact with information and…

Building a Company

I finally finished reading the Steve Jobs biography last night. The books ends with a few paragraphs of Steve just speaking about his point of view of business and what’s driven him at Apple. I love this. I hate it when people call themselves “entrepreneurs” when what they’re really trying to do is launch a…

My Favorite TED Talks

Like a lot of other people, I enjoy a good TED talk. Here are my favorite ones. Benjamin Zander: The transformative power of classical music. This guy’s energy and passion is great. The story he opens with has really stuck with me and I think about it a lot with the work I do. It’s…

Reflecting on Inspiration, Drive and Creativity

I came across another post with some great points on 37signals‘ blog, Signal vs Noise, that rang true for me. Ignore cynicism. Do what you want, and love doing it. The author ends that section with: It was a much-needed reminder that the lifeblood of the Internet is still made up of respectful people who…