Jeff Bezos is a successful entrepreneur, investor, self made multi-billionaire and former alien! (Well… in his Star Trek role). Bezos founded Amazon in 1994, with his aim of becoming Earth’s biggest bookstore. By the end of 2006, Amazon was turning over sales of $10.6 Billion per year. At the time of writing, Bezos’ net worth is $72.3 Billion.
So, what makes Jeff Bezos such an effective entrepreneur? He took a long term view. He had a good plan that he stuck to, even when others disagreed with him. Bezos’ plan gave him and his colleagues clear direction and focus, so he could be sure he was working on the right thing.