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Top Answers for Amazon Leadership Principle: Customer Obsession

‘Customer obsession’ is one of Amazon’s leadership principles, and it has been used as a core value for Amazon since its foundation.

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Bias for Action: How to Ace this Amazon Leadership Principle

Bias for Action, a principle introduced by Jeff Bezos, is about action and thinking quickly. Jeff Bezos believes that the way to discover innovative opportunities for customers is by rapidly trying out new ideas. The same goes with finding what might be broken or amiss through rapid experimentation and learning from the results.

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How to read a contract for consultancy

When you make the jump from employee to consultant, one of the first things you will encounter is a contract. In this post I will give you some tips on what to look out for in a consultancy contract, some red flags to look out for and what to do if you find them.

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What if it goes wrong? Four cases of startups that failed and what it means

Today I want to bring you the other side of success. I want to talk about startups that have closed, taking the opportunity to discuss two things: (1) what are the main Achilles’ heels of startups and (2) what it means when a startup closes.

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Amazon interview preparation: "Insist on the highest standards"

Being a leader in the industry, Amazon insists on the highest standards in everything they do. Not only does this philosophy allow them to remain competitive, but it also allows them to attract some of the top talents in the world. They can find people who follow orders and take the initiative and think independently when needed.

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Community growth comes from repeatability

When we think about community and the seduction (or pressure) for growth, how can we create mental models to help us tackle this? One thing that came to mind is to build in growth with repeatability over scalability.

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Five Key Lessons Product Managers Can Learn from Service Designers

During my career I have spent time working closely with Service Designers on a variety of projects and products, and I believe there are five key lessons from the Service Designer discipline that can help enhance Product Management.

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Answering "Hire and develop the best" Amazon interview question

Amazon’s leadership principles are one of its most valuable assets. Not only does it drive their company success, but it also gives them a competitive edge over other companies in the industry.

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How to Handle “Disagree and Commit” Amazon Interview Questions

The Amazon interview is one of the most challenging out there. As you prepare to ace your Amazon interview, it’s important to understand the breadth of questions you may be asked.

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Empowering Product Teams by Scaling up Design Sprints

Product teams continually strive for innovation in order to stay relevant with their users, stand out in the market and improve how they operate. While developing new innovations, it is vital to find product-market fit and test assumptions with existing and potential users.

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