Articles about Amazon

This is the brilliant advice Jeff Bezos just gave on how to hold yourself to high standards

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos certainly doesn't harbor many professional "regrets," but in his most recent letter to company shareowners he illustrates another work principle that he takes very seriously—high standards. In addition to revealing that Amazon has more than 100 million Prime members worldwide, Bezos took a deep look at the power of applying high standards to every aspect of your work. Here are some takeaways from his letter. 

Highest Paying Jobs

These are the Top 15 companies hiring for $100K+ jobs in April 2018

Are you looking for a job? To help in your job search, Ladders has compiled this list of companies hiring for the most $100K+ jobs as of April, 2018. Ladders puts this data together using its continuously updated database of the highest paying jobs.

HUMOR

Here are Google, Amazon and Facebook’s ‘secrets’ to hiring the best people

It’s not that list of popular Google interview questions you Googled on Google.

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These are the best companies to work for and their amazing perks

Does a ping pong table even count as a perk anymore?

News

Amazon patents wristbands to track workers’ movements

In the near-future, employees will wear tracking wristbands in the office that will know where they have gone — including bathroom breaks and if you stray too far from your workstation — and when.

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A person was able to ‘shoplift’ from Amazon’s new convenience store

CNBC reporter Deirdre Bosa said she was able to leave the Amazon Go store without being charged for a cup of yogurt, a situation Amazon said is a "rare occasion" that "happens so rarely that we didn’t even bother building in a feature for customers to tell us it happened."

Morning Routine

8 morning habits of the most successful people

The morning habits of leaders can offer insights into how they are able to create their successful businesses, products, and achievements. Here are the everyday morning habits that some of the most successful thinkers in the world do that we can copy.

Salary

Amazon will no longer ask job applicants for their salary history

Amazon announced that it is banning any salary history inquiries for prospective U.S. employees, according to an internal message posted this week.

Age Discrimination

Report: Major companies excluding older workers from job ads on Facebook, Google, and LinkedIn

If you're above a certain age, you may not be seeing job ads from dozens of the nation's top employers — including Amazon, Verizon, UPS, and Facebook.

Office Life

Amazon wants Alexa to be your new coworker

Do you need an executive assistant who can stay out of sight and always be ready to complete your bidding at your command? Amazon is banking on it.

Productivity

This is the one question Jeff Bezos asked himself before launching Amazon

This is the one question Jeff Bezos asked himself that led to him to leave his job to launch Amazon. If you asked it to yourself, where would it lead?

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You’ll never have to leave work again with Amazon Key

With its new Amazon Key service, Amazon is selling a future where you'll never have to leave work again to wait for a package.

Advice

4 ways to make sure your next meeting doesn’t go wildly off track

In a world with so many meetings that it's hard to keep up, you need to do everything in your power to make sure they don't get derailed.

Office Life

How Elon Musk runs an efficient meeting — and you can, too

A recent story shows that Elon Musk wants to make sure every meeting counts — even if that efficiency comes at the risk of alienating employees.

Office Life

Amazon’s plan to have 2 headquarters could lead to these 3 pitfalls

With all the structural changes that are bound to come Amazon's way with its HQ2 plan, it's worth looking into the issues it could potentially run into by having more than one headquarters.

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Billionaire CEOs make a pro-immigration pitch to save DACA

Silicon Valley's pro-immigration stance leads that of any other industry.

the whole human

10 ways to improve your sleep and increase your productivity

Eliminate interruptions.

leadership

3 leadership lessons from Howard Schultz, Satya Nadella, and Jeff Bezos

"People need to know you've got their back."

Billionaires

Billionaire success secrets of Bill Gates, the richest man in the world

This is how to become great.

Office Life

11 steps to meetings that aren’t miserable

You can liberate your days.

Health

These are the workout routines of healthy billionaires

Jeff Bezos, Martha Stewart and Mark Zuckerberg all find time to work out. You can too.

Office Life

The secret to success: Have a workplace rival

Want to succeed? Pick a villain.

Identity at Work

Muslim Amazon contractors win the right to use company prayer rooms

Religious freedom and contract work collide in a controversy at Amazon.

Spaces

Amazon introduces giant treehouse ‘spheres’ to relax employees

Amazon is bringing nature into the center of Seattle, and it's already a sensation.

The Whole Human

Emotional intelligence. The good, the bad, and the ugly.

Emotional intelligence can lift your career, but it takes an understanding of its complexity.