Jeff Bezos’ Commencement Speech – ‘We are What We Choose’
Jeff Bezos is one of the most famous and successful online entrepreneurs in the world. The founder of the biggest retailer in the US – Amazon.com was invited to Princeton University in 2010 to hold a speech to the graduating students. The latter will stay in history as one of the most influential and inspiring commencement speeches ever. One that all of us should listen to.
Bezos graduated from Princeton back in 1986 getting electrical engineering and computer science degrees. The introduction was made by the president of the university Shirley M. Tilghman.
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The speech is about the important difference between gifts and choices we have to make. To be clever is a gift while being polite to others is a choice you make. Your character is formed not by the gifts you have received at birth, but by the choices you make while living your life. We are what we choose!
If you would like to see a full transcript of the speech, you can have it right here: http://www.princeton.edu/main/news/archive/S27/52/51O99/index.xml
Jeff Bezos is undoubtedly one of the most influential people of our time. He is the founder and CEO of Amazon, the world’s largest online marketplace, and one of the most successful entrepreneurs in history.
Bezos was born in 1964 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and had a successful early career in finance before venturing into the world of online retail. In 1994, he founded Amazon and the rest is history.
Amazon was created with the goal of changing the way products are bought and sold, and has grown from a web-based bookseller to an eCommerce giant. It sells tens of thousands of different products and has become by far the world’s largest retailer.
Through his two decades at Amazon, Bezos has displayed many impressive business acumen qualities such as his ability to execute long-term strategies, manage risk, develop new products and services, and maintain profitability throughout the years.
Jeff Bezos is more than just an entrepreneur – he is a philanthropist, an innovator, and a passionate advocate for social change. Despite all his success and fame, he remains true to his core mission of making the world a better place.
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