Steve Anderson is an expert in strategic risk and business growth. Drawing on decades of experience in the insurance industry, he wrote The Bezos Letters: 14 Principles to Grow Your Business Like Amazon, which has become a Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and international bestseller. With hundreds of thousands of followers, Steve has been handpicked by LinkedIn as one of the world’s most influential thoughtleaders®.
Steve helps business owners understand how to leverage the exquisite tension between risk-taking and business growth.
In the latest installment of How to Grow Your Business Like Amazon, Steve explores the inner-workings and reasoning behind the recent CEO transition at Amazon.
As of July 5, 2021, Jeff Bezos no longer serves as Amazon’s Chief Executive Officer. Now at the helm of the global giant is Andy Jassy, a longtime innovator, strategist, and executive within Amazon Web Services. Listen as Steve shares his thoughts on the company’s massive transition and what it means not only for Amazon’s progress into the future, but also for Jeff Bezos himself.
So sit back, relax, and enjoy another enlightening conversation surrounding one of the biggest transitions we’ve seen in quite some time.
0:14 – Overview on today’s topic
1:50 – Why Bezos decided to step down as CEO
4:00 – Despite growth, 2020 was still a difficult and challenging year for Amazon
6:45 – Now Bezos is able to spend time on things he is passionate about
8:02 – Who is Andy Jassy and where did he come from?
11:45 – Jassy’s management style and how it’ll transition into his new role as CEO
14:30 – The challenges that lie ahead for Jassy and Amazon as a whole
17:00 – How Amazon will likely change under Jassy’s command
20:00 – Amazon’s growth into healthcare space and other areas in the future
24:19 – The transition is healthy for the company overall
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