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,…

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…

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…

Jeff Bezos Drops Some Advice at 37signals

Jason Fried of 37signals writing about Jeff Bezos’ visit to their office and his Q&A with everyone at their office: He’s observed that the smartest people are constantly revising their understanding, reconsidering a problem they thought they’d already solved. They’re open to new points of view, new information, new ideas, contradictions, and challenges to their…