30 Motivational Jeff Bezos Quotes for Business Owners

We all know Jeff Bezos is the founder of Amazon, one of the biggest, if not the biggest online retailers in the world.

Jeff is a billionaire, one of the richest men worldwide, and who better to listen to for great business advice than him. Jeff Bezos’ net worth is currently estimated at $135.5 billion.

Check out this awesome collection of motivational Jeff Bezos quotes. There’s some great advice here for any aspiring entrepreneurs.


30 Motivational Jeff Bezos Quotes

1. “I believe you have to be willing to be misunderstood if you’re going to innovate.” – Jeff Bezos

2. “If you’re competitor-focused, you have to wait until there is a competitor doing something. Being customer-focused allows you to be more pioneering.” – Jeff Bezos

3. “What’s dangerous is not to evolve.” Jeff Bezos

4. “Part of company culture is path-dependent – it’s the lessons you learn along the way.” – Jeff Bezos

5. “My own view is that every company requires a long-term view.” – Jeff Bezos

6. “We’ve had three big ideas at Amazon that we’ve stuck with for 18 years, and they’re the reason we’re successful: Put the customer first. Invent. And be patient.” – Jeff Bezos

7. “A company shouldn’t get addicted to being shiny, because shiny doesn’t last.” – Jeff Bezos

8. “The best customer service is if the customer doesn’t need to call you, doesn’t need to talk to you. It just works.” – Jeff Bezos

9. “There’ll always be serendipity involved in discovery.” – Jeff Bezos

10. “I strongly believe that missionaries make better products. They care more. For a missionary, it’s not just about the business. There has to be a business, and the business has to make sense, but that’s not why you do it. You do it because you have something meaningful that motivates you.” – Jeff Bezos


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11. “The thing that motivates me is a very common form of motivation. And that is, with other folks counting on me, it’s so easy to be motivated.” – Jeff Bezos

12. “Life’s too short to hang out with people who aren’t resourceful.” – Jeff Bezos

13. “If you don’t understand the details of your business you are going to fail.” – Jeff Bezos

14. “There are two kinds of companies, those that work to try to charge more and those that work to charge less. We will be the second.” – Jeff Bezos

15. “The common question that gets asked in business is, ‘why?’ That’s a good question, but an equally valid question is, ‘why not?’” – Jeff Bezos

16. “We expect all our businesses to have a positive impact on our top and bottom lines. Profitability is very important to us or we wouldn’t be in this business.” – Jeff Bezos

17. “The human brain is an incredible pattern-matching machine.” – Jeff Bezos

18. “We are stubborn on vision. We are flexible on details…” – Jeff Bezos


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19. “It’s not an experiment if you know it’s going to work.” – Jeff Bezos

20. “Your margin is my opportunity.” – Jeff Bezos

21. “We see our customers as invited guests to a party, and we are the hosts. It’s our job every day to make every important aspect of the customer experience a little bit better.” – Jeff Bezos

22. “Work Hard, have fun, make history.” – Jeff Bezos

23. “You don’t want to negotiate the price of simple things you buy every day.” – Jeff Bezos

24. “If you never want to be criticized, for goodness’ sake don’t do anything new.” – Jeff Bezos

25. “A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn reputation by trying to do hard things well.” – Jeff Bezos

26. “Maintain a firm grasp of the obvious at all times.” – Jeff Bezos


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27. “If you do build a great experience, customers tell each other about that. Word of mouth is very powerful.” – Jeff Bezos

28. “No business can continue to shrink. That can only go on for so long before irrelevancy sets in.” – Jeff Bezos

29. “My view is there’s no bad time to innovate.” – Jeff Bezos

30. “Position yourself with something that captures your curiosity, something that you’re missionary about.” – Jeff Bezos


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