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Thoughts on the Bezoses’ Divorce

I was sad to read that Jeff & MacKenzie Bezos are divorcing after 25 years of marriage. After commenting on Amazon Leadership Principles, Jeff Bezos’ biggest fear and also comparing Bezos’ wisdom with the Bible, it was disheartening to see… Continue Reading →

Succeeding as a Christian at Amazon and in the Marketplace

Are marketplace values compatible with God’s Kingdom? Does succeeding according to corporate values and principles help us grow into the likeness of Christ? Does following Jesus faithfully enable us to succeed in the corporate world? In this talk (audio below),… Continue Reading →

Jeff Bezos’ Biggest Fear and Other Thoughts on the NYT’s Amazon Expose

Several people asked for my thoughts on the recent New York Times’ expose of Amazon Inside Amazon: Wrestling Big Ideas in a Bruising Workplace as well as Jeff Bezos’ response: Jeff Bezos has responded to a report slamming Amazon’s working conditions. Some brief background… Continue Reading →

Why I left Amazon – Memoirs of a Venture Calvinist (Part 1 of 3)

In his commencement speech at Princeton renowned entrepreneur Jeff Bezos challenged the graduating students: How will you use your gifts? What choices will you make? Will you choose a life of ease, or a life of service and adventure? Will you wilt under… Continue Reading →

Succeeding at Amazon as a Christian (Part 6 of 6)

This is the final post in a series comparing Amazon leadership principles with Scripture and today we are wrapping it up with Has Backbone, Disagree and Commit and Delivers Results. The previous post was on Vocally Self Critical; Earn Trust of Others; Dive… Continue Reading →

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