It’s Always Day 1 at Amazon

Another fabric of Amazon’s DNA, injected all the way from Jeff B, is the mantra of Day I. It’s a simple yet profound war-cry, no matter whether Amazon is 25 years or 5 years, whether your organization within Amazon is 2 years or 12 years, everyone acts as if we are in the first day […]

How Amazon Embraces Input over Output Metrics

Organizations often claim to be data-driven, relying on the utilization of data to base their product and engineering decisions. But not all data is equal. We have what’s called vanity metrics, misleading and misrepresentative, that are often mascaraed as forcing factors for making decisions. Vanity metrics are metrics that make you look good to others […]

Learning about Amazon’s newest two Leadership Principles

It doesn’t happen often, but this week marks the acceptance of two new leadership principles into Amazon’s cultural tenets, Strive to be the Earth’s Best Employer and Success and Scale Bring Broad Responsibility. Amazon’s Leadership Principles, or LPs help its employees hold themselves and each other accountable, through tangible and measurable qualities that guide and […]