Jeff Bezos on innovation: Amazon ‘willing to be misunderstood for long periods of time’ – GeekWire   Leave a comment

” “Any time you do something big, that’s disruptive — Kindle, AWS — there will be critics. And there will be at least two kinds of critics. There will be well-meaning critics who genuinely misunderstand what you are doing or genuinely have a different opinion. And there will be the self-interested critics that have a vested interest in not liking what you are doing and they will have reason to misunderstand. And you have to be willing to ignore both types of critics. You listen to them, because you want to see, always testing, is it possible they are right?

But if you hold back and you say, ‘No, we believe in this vision,’ then you just stay heads down, stay focused and you build out your vision.” ”

via Jeff Bezos on innovation: Amazon ‘willing to be misunderstood for long periods of time’ – GeekWire.

 

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Posted June 9, 2011 by arnoneumann in Innovation

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