Thursday, July 23, 2009

Amazon Buys Zappos! Breaking News

Holy Cow! This is a game changer folks! Amazon just announced they are buying See video w/Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos comments here

See email sent to all Zappos employees from Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh.

Interesting points made by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos:

1. Obsess over customers, NOT competitors. Start w/customers and work backwards.

2. Invent! Anytime a problem comes up, never accept "either or" thinking. Come up with a solution that gets both things. You can invent your way out of any box if you believe that you can. Invent on behalf of customers. Listen to customers. They won't tell you everything. Focus on invention. Ex. Kindle, elastic Ec2 cloud.

3. Think long term. Critical! It's much rarer than you might think. Most initiatives may pay dividends to customers right away, but take 5-7 years to pay back company.
Also allow willingness to be misunderstood. Tolerate it. Regarding any new inventions, if we think we're right then we continue, if we are criticized about something and we're wrong we change it, we fix it. Never buckle to standard pressure that comes with short term thinking. Think long term.

4. It's always day 1.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Easy Affordable Way to Start Investing Online

I was just on ShareBuilder and thought I'd share this. If you want an easy, affordable way to start investing online, this is the way to go. And you'll get a $25 account bonus when you open up a ShareBuilder account and start investing. Thought you might be interested! Who can't use some extra cash in this economy, right? RIGHT!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Sometimes You Just Need a Good Laugh

When someone close to you gets sick, it can be very emotionally and physically draining....that's why I just had to share a silly video I came across on YouTube today. Anyone who's ever had a cat that misbehaved by scratching furniture (don't they all?) will appreciate this.

Sometimes you just need a good laugh. Enjoy.

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