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Jeff Bezos, founder, chief executive officer, president, and board chairman of the mega Internet store Amazon.com is considered one of the most innovative entrepreneurs of the e-commerce industry. At the age of 31, with just a computer science degree, little funding from his family, and a challenging idea, Bezos set out to pursuit his entrepreneurial vision of a internet bookstore which had turn into the biggest online retailer of our times (Jeff Bezos, 2007).

Born in January 12, 1964, Bezos demonstrated intense scientific and mechanical interests since an early age. Parents, Miguel Bezos, a Cuban immigrant engineer, and Jackie Gise Jorgensen were impressed when their three-year-old Jeff dismantled his crib apart using a screwdriver (Business, 2006). Bezos’ early age was not different, attending River Oaks Elementary in a Houston Texas suburb while playing scientist from their parent’s garage. From the garage laboratory Bezos assembled an electric alarm to keep his younger cousins away from his workstation. Bezos spent most of the summers at his grandfather’s ranch at Cotulla, Texas were he would display his mechanical skills by repairing tractors, windmills, among other tasks (Jeff Bezos, 2007).

In late 1970’s the family moved to Miami, Florida were Bezos attended Miami Palmetto Senior High School. The young man continued his early achievement when he was named valedictorian of his senior class in 1982, and was awarded with the Silver Knight Award from the Miami Herald (Business, 2006). Easily accepted, Bezos attended Princeton University and graduated in 1986 with a degree in computer science and electrical engineering, earning Phi Beta Kappa membership in the process (Business, 2006).

Bezos’ entrepreneurial personality...

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...e (Esten, 2007).

Bezos entrepreneurial visions when further that Amazon when in 2004 he helped found Blue Origin, a human spaceflight tourism start-up company. Recently, the 43 years old capitalist had been using a lot of his time and business knowledge to philanthropic work, heading his own foundation and addressing important issue to the whole world (Jeff Bezos, 2007).

Jeff Bezos have proved to be a very successful businessman with an incomparable entrepreneurial vision for opportunities. He led a small garage start-up e-bookstore to become the biggest online retailer in the world. During the process he reaffirmed his position as a great leader, manager, and human being. Recognized by multiple institutions in the business world and out of it, Bezos deserves the respect of the global society for having revolutionized the way the world shops online.

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that jeff bezos, founder, chief executive officer, president, and board chairman of amazon.com, is considered one of the most innovative entrepreneurs in the e-commerce industry.
  • Explains that bezos demonstrated intense scientific and mechanical interests since an early age, attending river oaks elementary in a houston texas suburb while playing scientist from their parent’s garage.
  • Narrates how bezos attended miami palmetto senior high school, where he was named valedictorian of his senior class in 1982, and graduated from princeton university in 1986.
  • Describes how bezos' entrepreneurial personality became evident when he obtained his first post-graduation position at fitel in 1986.
  • Explains that bezos' entrepreneurial vision saw new opportunities in the rapid growth in web trafficking every year. he discovered that no mail order catalogue existed for selling books.
  • Explains that bezos flew to a book convention in los angeles the next day, hopping to learn as much as he could form the book business. the book wholesaler had already put together electronic lists of their books inventories.
  • Explains that bezos headed to seattle in 1994 after visiting his parents in new mexico who contributed $300,000 for his venture. he thought he would have access to book wholesaler ingram and tech savvy staff.
  • Describes how bezos set up his start-up venture in the garage of their two bedrooms house in seattle. with the help of his first employee, successful programmer shel kaphan, and three sun micro stations computer on tables made out cheap doors from home depot, the test site was put together.
  • Explains that bezos' thirst for innovation was not satisfied with the debut of amazon.com; constant improvement of the site became his goal.
  • Describes bezos' efforts to increase amazon's market share through partnerships with other companies, and he was named time magazine’s person of the year in 1999.
  • Explains that benzos showed his unlimited potential once again when he led amazon.com through a successful restructure during the 2000 dotcom crisis.
  • Explains how bezos continued to innovate with his enterprise. in 2003, he added clothing sales to the amazon listings by partnering with retailers such as gap and nordstrom.
  • Explains that bezos' entrepreneurial visions were further than amazon when he helped found blue origin, a human spaceflight tourism start-up company. he had been using his time and business knowledge to philanthropic work.
  • Opines that jeff bezos deserves the respect of the global society for having revolutionized the way the world shops online.
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