I Took A Job At Amazon, Only To Leave After 10 Months
tl;dr: "When you operate at this type of scale, centralization is the enemy of efficiency. This is a paradox. Being efficient on a macro level requires being (very) inefficient at the micro level." Ben discusses the implications of this in - documentation is essential, teams are fragile and suffer from churn, everything is urgent and takes forever, everything is built in house.
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Amazon's Bezos Says Three Good Decisions a Day 'Enough' (Video)
tl;dr: As a senior exec you get to make a few decisions a day so getting 8 hours of sleep and organizing "high IQ" meetings earlier both help to make good a few decisions.
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