TheWay PDF Þ Kindle Edition

TheWay PDF Þ Kindle Edition


  • Kindle Edition
  • 137 pages
  • TheWay
  • John Rossman
  • English
  • 11 October 2016

10 thoughts on “TheWay

  1. Alexander Alexander says:

    The book is basically an advocacy brochure for Leadership Principles As far as the Principles go I am a big fan they are honest emphasize the right traits and suggest really robust behavior patterns I definitely find myself reviewing them and checking my decisions against them on a regular basis So from that aspect this book is highly recommendedI do disagree however with the Author's insistence that these Principles are inextricably linked to the gladiator pit corporate culture at least the way I see it based on many external and internal accounts The Author is constantly trying to explain and excuse the tongue lashings beatdowns and cross team Darwinian survival as the essential traits that both support the Principles and also allow com to constantly push the bar higher I do believe that strong leadership doesn't have to be based on war mentality But that is a completely different topicFinally the two appendices one on self service the other on platformization feel somewhat irrelevant to the topic and artificial I don't think they contribute much to the overall narrationBottom line in my taxonomy it falls under a reference category It is a really good book as long as you focus on what and why and ignore war stories As such I wholeheartedly recommend this book to anyone working in pretty much any capacity not necessarily in Technology or for a large corporation The Principles are solid and the book is concise enough to grant a high signalnoise ratio Get this book


  2. Sairam Krishnan Sairam Krishnan says:

    Work reading A short rather rushed introduction to the management principles that have made what it is today Definitely a good read but a few examples in some places and some deeper exploration of the ideas in some others would have made the book much better 

Still an interesting read however and worth the two or so hours it will take of your time


  3. Oana Ciurdarean Oana Ciurdarean says:

    A very good business book stands up to its title and delivers what it promises Also it is clear and straightforward no beating around the bush here


  4. Niki Agrawal Niki Agrawal says:

    This book does exactly what it's supposed to It details the 14 leadership principles that uses with memorable examples and sticky stories You will likely reference a few of these later especially if you are in product or tech If you are simply interested in learning about 's culture this book is also for youEasy read or Audible listen Well written And the book balances tiny details with overarching themes very well A summary of the 14 principles does no justice to this book or to the principles so don't google thatI gave a 4 star rating instead of a 5 star one because compared to other business books this one adds less overall value to my professional day to day activities Still I would recommend it to founders


  5. Gabriele MaZa Gabriele MaZa says:

    The first part of the book was nice with beautiful examples for every value of although in my opinion the second part was far fetched Would give stars as it was pretty good but most of the stories were already known because of other articles and reads related to


  6. Chris Chris says:

    Well written and very clear as business books go


  7. Cyril Danthi Cyril Danthi says:

    The Way introduces readers to the uniue corporate culture of the world’s largest Internet retailer with a focus on the fourteen leadership principles that have guided and shaped its decisions and its distinctive leadership culture I found this book interesting with easy flow on each of the principles with some examples is one of the globally admired companies The book just reflects on the 14 principles of leadership that build a great organisation The crux of these 14 principles 1 Obsess over the Customer• Price Selection and Availability the holy trinity• If you are competitor focused you have to wait until there is an competitor doing something Being customer focused allows you to be pioneering 2 Take Ownership of Results• Successful companies have very low turnover rate at the top• Maintain an atmosphere of urgency is crucial• Breakdown of dependency is a leadership failure 3 Invent Simplify• Simple is the key to easy fast intuitive and low cost• Good process eliminates bureaucracy and exposes under performers 4 Leaders are right a lot• Clarity is vital for culture of learning growth and accountability• Plans are nothing Planning is everything• Writing down ideas in complete sentences and complete paragraph will force a deeper clarity of thinking 5 Hire Develop the Best• Leaders develop leaders and take seriously their role in coaching others 6 Insist on highest standard• Service level Agreements 7 Think Big• Thinking small is a self fulfilling prophecy• Free Cash Flow The secret of thinking Big 8 Have a bias for action• Value calculated risk taking 9 Practice Frugality• Frugality breeds resourcefulness self sufficiency and innovation 10 Be Vocal Self Critical• Hubris The excessive pride that destroys the hero 11 Earn the Trust• True collaboration is only possible in a atmosphere of Trust 12 Dive Deep• Leadership is responsible for the entire life cycle of a project and its outcome 13 Have backbone Disagree Commit• once decision is made commit to it whole heartedly 14 Deliver Results• it’s the key Bottom lineEvery organization has “values” and “mission statements” Most companies even post these on the walls print them in their pamphlets and post them on their website The difference is ’s obsessive adherence to their principles as DNA of the organisation


  8. Adolf Guzman Adolf Guzman says:

    uick and easy to read nothing that is not public however it has the most key and very simple examples for business process ideas and corporate leadership to sucess on delivery results


  9. Brian Nwokedi Brian Nwokedi says:

    IntroductionThe Way is a book by a former executive on the 14 leadership principles that drive their success Above all though it is clear the only thing that really matters is the customer At the core of everything does from systems to the way in which they compensate their employees is this obsession over the customer The Way is your guide into how Jeff Bezos built the Everything Store that now dominatesWhy Should You Read This Book? has been one of the most disruptive company over the last two decades and they don’t show signs of slowing down Put simply this book is for anyone who competes with directly which these days seems to be every single industry and wants a little bit of insight into their culture It’s clear that has figured out a way to stay ahead of the innovation curve across a ton of different domains and the 14 leadership principles within The Way are your guide into how they have done itFinal ThoughtsI had very high expectations for this book but was a bit underwhelmed by the execution of this book While John Rossman attempts to give you “an insider’s look” into ’s disruptive culture his examples of the 14 leadership principles simply falls flat Sometimes the principles that drive successful businesses actually are very simple in nature and I think my overall disappointment with The Way lies in this simplicity Easy to Read 55 100% Deep Content 15 20%Overall Rating 25 40 tailed Book Review


  10. Daniil Bratchenko Daniil Bratchenko says:

    The book is inspiring to the extent leadership principles are inspiring If you consider reading the book read the principles first If you want one level of detail go aheadThe book is not too long and it is good


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TheWay[Download] ➽ TheWay By John Rossman – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Revised second edition in September 2016Interested in innovating and creating a customer focused culture like In The Way Rossman introduces readers to the uniue corporate culture of the world’s larg Revised second edition in September Interested in innovating and creating a customer focused culture like In The Way Rossman introduces readers to the uniue corporate culture of the world’s largest Internet retailer with a focus on the fourteen leadership principles that have guided and shaped its decisions and its distinctive leadership culture as only an insider could do Peppered with humorous and enlightening firsthand anecdotes from the author’s career at this revealing business guide is also filled with the valuable lessons that have served Jeff Bezos’s “everything store” so well—providing expert advice for aspiring entrepreneurs CEOs and investors alike In just twenty years com has gone from a start up internet bookseller to a global company revolutionizing and disrupting multiple industries including retail publishing logistics devices apparel and cloud computing But what is at the heart of com’s rise to success Is it the tens of millions of items in stock the company’s technological prowess or the many customer service innovations like “one click” As a leader at who had a front row seat during its formative years John Rossman understands the iconic company better than most From the launch of ’s third party seller program to their foray into enterprise services he witnessed it all—the amazing successes the little known failures and the experiments whose outcomes are still in doubt.

10 thoughts on “TheWay

  1. Alexander Alexander says:

    The book is basically an advocacy brochure for Leadership Principles As far as the Principles go I am a big fan they are honest emphasize the right traits and suggest really robust behavior patterns I definitely find myself reviewing them and checking my decisions against them on a regular basis So from that aspect this book is highly recommendedI do disagree however with the Author's insistence that these Principles are inextricably linked to the gladiator pit corporate culture at least the way I see it based on many external and internal accounts The Author is constantly trying to explain and excuse the tongue lashings beatdowns and cross team Darwinian survival as the essential traits that both support the Principles and also allow com to constantly push the bar higher I do believe that strong leadership doesn't have to be based on war mentality But that is a completely different topicFinally the two appendices one on self service the other on platformization feel somewhat irrelevant to the topic and artificial I don't think they contribute much to the overall narrationBottom line in my taxonomy it falls under a reference category It is a really good book as long as you focus on what and why and ignore war stories As such I wholeheartedly recommend this book to anyone working in pretty much any capacity not necessarily in Technology or for a large corporation The Principles are solid and the book is concise enough to grant a high signalnoise ratio Get this book

  2. Sairam Krishnan Sairam Krishnan says:

    Work reading A short rather rushed introduction to the management principles that have made what it is today Definitely a good read but a few examples in some places and some deeper exploration of the ideas in some others would have made the book much better 

Still an interesting read however and worth the two or so hours it will take of your time

  3. Oana Ciurdarean Oana Ciurdarean says:

    A very good business book stands up to its title and delivers what it promises Also it is clear and straightforward no beating around the bush here

  4. Niki Agrawal Niki Agrawal says:

    This book does exactly what it's supposed to It details the 14 leadership principles that uses with memorable examples and sticky stories You will likely reference a few of these later especially if you are in product or tech If you are simply interested in learning about 's culture this book is also for youEasy read or Audible listen Well written And the book balances tiny details with overarching themes very well A summary of the 14 principles does no justice to this book or to the principles so don't google thatI gave a 4 star rating instead of a 5 star one because compared to other business books this one adds less overall value to my professional day to day activities Still I would recommend it to founders

  5. Gabriele MaZa Gabriele MaZa says:

    The first part of the book was nice with beautiful examples for every value of although in my opinion the second part was far fetched Would give stars as it was pretty good but most of the stories were already known because of other articles and reads related to

  6. Chris Chris says:

    Well written and very clear as business books go

  7. Cyril Danthi Cyril Danthi says:

    The Way introduces readers to the uniue corporate culture of the world’s largest Internet retailer with a focus on the fourteen leadership principles that have guided and shaped its decisions and its distinctive leadership culture I found this book interesting with easy flow on each of the principles with some examples is one of the globally admired companies The book just reflects on the 14 principles of leadership that build a great organisation The crux of these 14 principles 1 Obsess over the Customer• Price Selection and Availability the holy trinity• If you are competitor focused you have to wait until there is an competitor doing something Being customer focused allows you to be pioneering 2 Take Ownership of Results• Successful companies have very low turnover rate at the top• Maintain an atmosphere of urgency is crucial• Breakdown of dependency is a leadership failure 3 Invent Simplify• Simple is the key to easy fast intuitive and low cost• Good process eliminates bureaucracy and exposes under performers 4 Leaders are right a lot• Clarity is vital for culture of learning growth and accountability• Plans are nothing Planning is everything• Writing down ideas in complete sentences and complete paragraph will force a deeper clarity of thinking 5 Hire Develop the Best• Leaders develop leaders and take seriously their role in coaching others 6 Insist on highest standard• Service level Agreements 7 Think Big• Thinking small is a self fulfilling prophecy• Free Cash Flow The secret of thinking Big 8 Have a bias for action• Value calculated risk taking 9 Practice Frugality• Frugality breeds resourcefulness self sufficiency and innovation 10 Be Vocal Self Critical• Hubris The excessive pride that destroys the hero 11 Earn the Trust• True collaboration is only possible in a atmosphere of Trust 12 Dive Deep• Leadership is responsible for the entire life cycle of a project and its outcome 13 Have backbone Disagree Commit• once decision is made commit to it whole heartedly 14 Deliver Results• it’s the key Bottom lineEvery organization has “values” and “mission statements” Most companies even post these on the walls print them in their pamphlets and post them on their website The difference is ’s obsessive adherence to their principles as DNA of the organisation

  8. Adolf Guzman Adolf Guzman says:

    uick and easy to read nothing that is not public however it has the most key and very simple examples for business process ideas and corporate leadership to sucess on delivery results

  9. Brian Nwokedi Brian Nwokedi says:

    IntroductionThe Way is a book by a former executive on the 14 leadership principles that drive their success Above all though it is clear the only thing that really matters is the customer At the core of everything does from systems to the way in which they compensate their employees is this obsession over the customer The Way is your guide into how Jeff Bezos built the Everything Store that now dominatesWhy Should You Read This Book? has been one of the most disruptive company over the last two decades and they don’t show signs of slowing down Put simply this book is for anyone who competes with directly which these days seems to be every single industry and wants a little bit of insight into their culture It’s clear that has figured out a way to stay ahead of the innovation curve across a ton of different domains and the 14 leadership principles within The Way are your guide into how they have done itFinal ThoughtsI had very high expectations for this book but was a bit underwhelmed by the execution of this book While John Rossman attempts to give you “an insider’s look” into ’s disruptive culture his examples of the 14 leadership principles simply falls flat Sometimes the principles that drive successful businesses actually are very simple in nature and I think my overall disappointment with The Way lies in this simplicity Easy to Read 55 100% Deep Content 15 20%Overall Rating 25 40 tailed Book Review

  10. Daniil Bratchenko Daniil Bratchenko says:

    The book is inspiring to the extent leadership principles are inspiring If you consider reading the book read the principles first If you want one level of detail go aheadThe book is not too long and it is good

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