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Jeff Bezos wants Amazon employees to know that he’s not leaving the company when he steps down as CEO later this year — and that the retailer’s culture is built to outlast any individual departures, including his own.
At an internal, all-staff meeting on Tuesday, which was reviewed by Insider, Bezos reiterated that he would be involved in product development work in his new role as executive chairman, which he will move into in the third quarter of 2021. Though it’s a message that he shared in his February announcement, Bezos made clear again during the meeting that his passion for invention is what drove the decision to take his new position.
“The heart of what gets me up in the morning is invention — I’m an inventor at heart,” Bezos said during the meeting, which was held virtually due to the pandemic. “And so I’m going to spend time as Amazon’s executive chair in that role, helping with new product initiatives, helping other people inside the company own their invention skills.”
Amazon holds these all-staff meetings, which are broadcast to most of the company’s 1.3 million employees worldwide, only twice per year. This meeting is likely Bezos’s last as CEO.
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Source:: Businessinsider – Tech