Colin Bryar joined Amazon in 1998 — four years after its founding — and spent the next 12 years as part of Amazon’s senior leadership team as Amazon grew from a domestic (US-only) seller of books to a global, multi-dimensional powerhouse and innovator. For two of his years at Amazon, Colin was “Chief of Staff” to Jeff Bezos, AKA “Jeff’s shadow”, during which he spent each day attending meetings, traveling with, and discussing business and life with Jeff. After Amazon, he and his family relocated to Singapore for two years where Colin served as Chief Operating Officer of e-commerce company RedMart, which was subsequently sold to Alibaba. Colin is co-founder of Working Backwards LLC where he coaches executives at both large and early-stage companies on how to implement the management practices developed at Amazon.
Episode #1572 Colin Bryar: The Thinking That Powers The Amazon Machine
Twenty years from now, the case study on Amazon will not only showcase an unparalleled customer obsession, and an always evolving invention machine - perhaps more importantly - it will shine a light on exemplary leadership. Two such leaders - Colin Bryar and Bill Carr chat with Moe about the methods & principles that make Amazon - Amazon.