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5 Strategies Bezos Used to Build Amazon’s Empire

Amazon's breakneck-paced growth is born out of these ideas

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4. Stop talking so much.

At an off-site retreat in the early 2000s, word was going around that groups needed to communicate more. Bezos got up and said, “No, communication is terrible!”

How could talking too much be a problem? Cross-team communication limits team independence and leads to people agreeing too much, he estimated, which stands in opposition to the creative conflict that defines Amazon’s culture.  

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