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June 14, 2024 62 mins
On today’s episode, Clay reviews Jeff Bezos’ shareholder letters and shares his biggest takeaways. Jeff Bezos is an exceptional capital allocator who has delivered unprecedented returns to shareholders. Since Amazon’s IPO, the stock is up 152,400%. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: 00:00 - Intro 01:58 - How Jeff Bezos thought about building in the early days. 04:51 - Why Bezos believed that focusing on the customer is in the best interest of shareholders. 15:55 - Why Amazon’s business model was more capital efficient than physical retail stores. 23:26 - Why Bezos is more terrified of his customers than his competition. 25:17 - Why Bezos largely ignored Amazon’s volatile stock price movements. 36:55 - Why Bezos encouraged an ownership mindset. 57:12 - The three business units that created the majority of shareholder value for Amazon shareholders. 59:30 - Our favorite framework from Jeff Bezos. And so much more! Disclaimer: Slight discrepancies in the timestamps may occur due to podcast platform differences. BOOKS AND RESOURCES Join the exclusive TIP Mastermind Community to engage in meaningful stock investing discussions with Stig, Clay, Kyle, and the other community members. Related Episode: TIP506: How Jeff Bezos Built Amazon | YouTube video. Follow Clay on Twitter.  Check out all the books mentioned and discussed in our podcast episodes here. Enjoy ad-free episodes when you subscribe to our Premium Feed. NEW TO THE SHOW? Follow our official social media accounts: X (Twitter) | LinkedIn | Instagram | Facebook | TikTok. Check out our We Study Billionaires Starter Packs. Browse through all our episodes (complete with transcripts) here. Try our tool for picking stock winners and managing our portfolios: TIP Finance Tool. Enjoy exclusive perks from our favorite Apps and Services. Stay up-to-date on financial markets and investing strategies through our daily newsletter, We Study Markets. Learn how to better start, manage, and grow your business with the best business podcasts. SPONSORS Support our free podcast by supporting our sponsors: River Toyota Range Rover Briggs & Riley American Express The Bitcoin Way Public Onramp USPS Simon & Schuster SimpleMining Vacasa Shopify AT&T iFlex Stretch Studios HELP US OUT! Help us reach new listeners by leaving us a rating and review on Apple Podcasts! It takes less than 30 seconds, and really helps our show grow, which allows us to bring on even better guests for you all! Thank you – we really appreciate it! Support our show by becoming a premium member! Support our show by becoming a premium member! Support our show by becoming a premium member! Support our show by becoming a premium member! Support our show by becoming a premium member! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit Support our show by becoming a premium member!
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