197,577 startups read our weekly essays.

nfx-brand-symbols

The Founders’ List: Amazon’s 14 Leadership Principles

The NFX Team · @NFX · Mar 2021

Amazon Leadership Founders' List NFX

Apple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle PlaySoundCloudDeezeriHeartRadioOvercastStitcher

This is The Founders’ List – audio versions of essays from technology’s most important leaders, selected by the Founder community.

Amazon has and operates by its own set of leadership principles–a set of principles referred to during company decision-making, problem-solving, simple brainstorming, and even hiring.

Here are the 14 leadership principles Amazon workers refer to on a daily basis:

  1. Customer Obsession
  2. Ownership
  3. Invent and Simplify
  4. Are Right, A Lot
  5. Learn and Be Curious
  6. Hire and Develop the Best
  7. Insist on the Highest Standards
  8. Think Big
  9. Bias for Action
  10. Frugality
  11. Earn Trust
  12. Dive Deep
  13. Have Backbone; Disagree and Commit
  14. Deliver Results

Visit the Founders’ List Here.

Read the Memo Here.

Nominate Your Favorite Essay

Each week, we’ll be releasing a new audio essay or memo selected by the Founder community. Nominations are rolling, and can be submitted by visiting – founderslist.nfx.com


nfx-brand-symbols
Stay up to speed
Weekly resources, news, and stories. Be the first to know and get insider tips.
197,577 startups read our weekly essays.
Author
Connect with
The NFX Team

As Founders ourselves, we respect your time. That’s why we built BriefLink, a new software tool that minimizes the upfront time of getting the VC meeting.

Simply tell us about your company in 9 easy questions, and you’ll hear from us if it’s a fit.

Tell The NFX Team about your company