Planning for Edge Cases, by Using Amazon’s ‘Dogs Not Barking’ Technique

When writing formal annual planning documents at Amazon, Operational Planning 1 (OP1), there is an FAQ that is always inserted, and it is more of a phrase, “Dogs not barking”. It is an essential FAQ item to help ensure the author or authors of the OP1 document cover not just the obvious topics and initiatives, … Continue reading Planning for Edge Cases, by Using Amazon’s ‘Dogs Not Barking’ Technique

Preparing for an Interview at Amazon Series: Phone Screen

I’ve been at Amazon for just under a year, at the time of writing, and as I approach my first anniversary, I reflect on how I got on this crazy, exciting merry-go-ride, they call Prime Video. I wanted to put down my thoughts on screen as to how I prepared for the interviews, what the … Continue reading Preparing for an Interview at Amazon Series: Phone Screen

Preparing for an Interview at Amazon Series: Assessments

I’ve been at Amazon for just under a year, at the time of writing, and as I approach my first anniversary, I reflect on how I got on this crazy, exciting merry-go-ride, they call Prime Video. I wanted to put down my thoughts on screen as to how I prepared for the interviews, what the … Continue reading Preparing for an Interview at Amazon Series: Assessments

Amazon LPs: Ownership

Amazon’s Leadership Principles, or LPs help its employees hold themselves and each other accountable, through tangible and measurable qualities that guide and lead decision-making, with customers at the forefront. This article will focus on the principle of ownership. What is ownership? Amazon’s official quote for this principle is: Leaders are owners. They think long term … Continue reading Amazon LPs: Ownership