According to Finkelstein, Jeff Bezos stood out for his long-term focus in an era where CEOs live in fear of missing quarterly numbers. Described as a cross between UPS, the NY Public Library, and a giant warehouse,” Finkelstein considers Amazon a boring business that Bezos has made into a cool brand with low prices. Super competitive, Bezos thrives on beating up weak players and industries and what is now a giant company is as nimble as a startup.
Bezos is building a huge talent pipeline via MBA hires and his recent use of the drone delivery story as a PR coop just before Cyber Monday was a stroke of genius. Jeff Bezos is the new Steve Jobs of business.
1. Jeff Bezos
2. Akio Toyoda
3. Pony Ma
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4. John Idol
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