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Jeff Bezos and the start of Amazon.com

I stumbled upon Jeff Bezos speech from 1998 about how he started Amazon.com (A bookstore of any other name). The speech is very interesting of course but also very humorous and funny, for example the part, where he is telling the story, how they started out in a garage……

(I recommend of course to read the whole speech here)

“……I remember that the worst thing was that we hadn’t put in any packing tables, so we were putting boxes around all these books down on our hands and knees on a cement floor in this basement. Then I would drive them to the post office late at night. But I remember thinking, “Boy, we’ve got to get kneepads.” It never occurred to me that we should get packing tables! Then, finally, somebody said, “No, we shouldn’t get kneepads, we should get packing tables.” A few days later, when we finally scraped up the bandwidth to go to Home Depot to buy some tables and bring them in, I remember stretching my back and thinking, “Ahh, boy that feels good! We should have done this weeks ago!”…..”

Speech by Jeff Bezos – July 27, 1998
CEO of Amazon.com
held at the CommenWealthClub

Yes Kindle or No Kindle?

After the speech Jeff Bezos also answered questions, and I think this question here is very interesting, since I was just talking with my daughter (Lea is a writer and in the process of publishing her first kindle book) about how still so many people talk in not too friendly terms about ebooks and kindle books and how a “real” reader will “always” prefer “real” books and dada dada  etc.

So here is Jeff Bezos again, let’s see what he had to say in 1998:

Q. What is the future of purely electronic books, for example, of downloadable books?

“A. I’m a huge believer in downloadable books. It’s not a question of if, it’s a question of when. I think that it’s still early. I suspect that it’ll take a few more years – who knows exactly how many: three, five, maybe even ten years – before electronic books are a big deal. The limiting factor at this point for electronic downloadable books isn’t bandwidth. With downloadable music and downloadable video, the limiting factor is bandwidth. With books, it’s something completely different; it’s display technology.

It’s still the case that paper is just a darn good display device and is much better than any computer display device we have. It’s higher resolution, higher contrast; it doesn’t need backlighting, blah, blah, blah. So, at some point, technology will catch up with paper, and then I think you’ll see electronic books be very important.”

The first generation Kindle came out on November 19, 2007 — almost ten years after Bezos described it above.

Read more questions and answers about Amazon.com here

I think: 

I LOVE the kindle!  Very handy, can read in any light, can enlarge the fond, can read anywhere, can download PDF ebooks, can download audio files, can book mark, can add notes…some kindle books are cheaper than the hard cover, although, unfortunately, many new releases are more expensive than the hard cover books, go figure?!

What do you think about the kindle?

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Something Funny for Today

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A minister decided that a visual demonstration would add emphasis to his Sunday sermon. Four worms were placed into four separate jars.

The first worm was put into a container of alcohol.

The second worm was put into a container of cigarette smoke.

The third worm was put into a container of chocolate syrup.

The fourth worm was put into a container of good clean soil.

At the conclusion of the sermon, the Minister reported the following results:

The first worm in alcohol…Dead.

The second worm in cigarette smoke…Dead.

Third worm in chocolate syrup…Dead.

Fourth worm in good clean soil…Alive .

So the Minister asked the congregation, “What did you learn from this demonstration?”

Maxine was sitting in the back, quickly raised her hand and said, “As long as you drink, smoke and eat chocolate, you won’t have worms!” That pretty much ended the service!

 

 

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Tony Robbins  -  Unlock What’s Stopping You

Why are you still not getting what you want?

Tony Robbins says: ….because of inner conflicts.

So, to get ahead, you do need to resolve your inner conflicts first.

Remember, 80% of your success is your psychology, 20% of your success is mechanics.

Align your life with what is  really and most important to your life. And then…take action, work on it. When everything is aligned and nothing is pulling you away from it, you go for it.

1.) Ask yourself: What beliefs, goals or values may be in conflict?

What are inner conflicts?

e.g. Going 2 steps forward, getting pulled back 3 steps.

Your are totally committed but you do not follow through. etc, you know what they are. do you?

2.)  Re-align your psychology so you naturally take action in the direction you want most.

Identify your conflicts, so you can un-lock and un-leach those.

Get clear about what’s most important  for you today?

Most important for me, not for my parents, not for my spouse, not for my kids, for ME

Not what you should think it should be, according to an old blue print according to my parents for example..

3.) Celebrate your achievements and pay it forward?

You will achieve, you will succeed, now you need to celebrate!

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10 COMMANDMENTS FOR REDUCING STRESS IN YOUR LIFE

1. Thou Shalt Not Be Perfect, Or Even Try To Be.

2. Thou Shalt Not Try To Be All Things To All People.

3. Thou Shalt Sometimes Leave Things Undone That Ought To Be Done.

4. Thou Shalt Not Spread Thyself Too Thinly.

5. Thou Shalt Learn To Say No.

6. Thou Shalt Schedule Time For Thyself And Thy Supportive Network.

7. Thou Shalt Switch Off And Do Nothing Regularly.

8. Thou Shalt Be Boring, Untidy, Inelegant, and Unattractive At Times.

9. Thou Shalt Not Even Feel Guilty.

10. Especially, Thou Shalt Not Be Thine Own Worst Enemy But Be Thine Own Best Friend. ♥

Found this on Facebook and thought I have to share this. This is something I have to follow, to work on.

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KEIONICS 9X - SUCCESS SIMPLIFY

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There was a new global pre-launch announced on Monday with a program called:
Keionics 9X, with a unique profit sharing plan. Keionics 9X was released in over 200 countries world wide.

Review on KEIONICS 9X – SUCCESS SIMPLIFY

The Keionics 9X Program

The web site states that Keionics 9X is a system which procreates only Winners,  promotes Universal Brotherhood, provides Double Value for Your money…..

The Keionics experts have worked diligently for over 3 years to design a never before seen compensation plan, which supposedly will never turn any affiliate down. Keinonics 9X  unique compensation plan “fulfills the requirements of a novice and of the biggest of the biggest MLM leaders, meaning there is everything for everyone at this joint.” (what does that mean btw?)

The Compensation plan is quite something I have never seen before. And I suggest to go over the PP presentation to learn more about it and/or watch one of the recorded webinars (available in English, Hindi, Italian, German and Indonesian) Wow, to supply webinars in different languages at pre-launch! Hats Up!

The compensation plan works in 2 ways, to make one section profitable, no sponsoring is required and it is possible to double your money.

The other section requires members to sponsor others, however, the reward looks quite good. According to the plan you can 9x your income and later even 20 times, once you go through several levels and pools.

ONE WORLD ONE TEAM GLOBAL KEIONICS 9X PROGRAM

KEIONICS 9X – SUCCESS SIMPLIFY

Summary

Join with a one time payment of $27 via Alert Pay:

Receive Products:
a. Two e-books By Global Business and Success Coach
1. Goals Give your Life Direction
2. Success killer No.1
b. Discounted Travel Service of 10% to 70% Hotel Booking Over than 70,000 hotels in the Globe.

Receive Global Pool Income Sharing:
Once your purchase is complete and you have agreed to be an Affiliate then you win a placement in The Global Profit Sharing Pools from where you enjoy the benefits of the Entire Global Business.

You better check it out yourself:  enter as a guest and look around and have access to more info too :-) , watch one of the webinars or videos or the PP presentation. You ar ealso welcome to contact me of course with any questions, OK?

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