Episode 10

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10th Jul 2020

Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Steve Anderson

Steve Anderson is an IT risk consultant, speaker, and Wall Street Journal Best-Selling author of The Bezos Letters. Host Nick Nanton and Steve talk about the 14 principles grouped into four cycles that Bezos references in his shareholder letters, Amazon’s culture of experimenting and inventing, and creating meaningful differentiation through Amazon Go and Kindle. Nick and Steve also discuss understanding your flywheel — Amazon’s secret sauce for to making their business grow, and the incremental differences between type one and type two decisions.

Timestamps:

  • 1:13: Who is Steve Anderson — in his own words
  • 4:25: Return on risk
  • 6:36: Encourage successful failures
  • 13:41: Meaningful differentiation
  • 20:13: Culture of innovation
  • 21:55: Creating customer obsession
  • 25:52: Share-owners not shareholders
  • 28:39: Understand your flywheel
  • 31:33: Generating high-velocity decisions
  • 35:02: Only hire people you admire
  • 40:08: Always show up and believe it’s day one


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About the Podcast

Now to Next with Nick Nanton
On Now to Next, Nick Nanton sits down with specialists from all walks of life to discuss what’s happening right now in their prospective field, and where the future lies for a positive tomorrow.
Fifteen-time Emmy Award Winning Director/Producer, Nick Nanton, has become known for telling stories that connect. Why? Because he focuses on the most fascinating subject in the world: PEOPLE. As co-founder of the largest personal branding agency in the world, DNA: The Dicks + Nanton Celebrity Branding Agency®, representing more than 3000 clients in 60 countries around the world, Nick learned the art of storytelling through helping his clients tell their stories in order to share their unique gifts with the world. On Now to Next, Nick sits down with specialists from all walks of life to discuss what’s happening right now in their prospective field, and where the future lies for a positive tomorrow.