Jeff Bezos In 1999 On Amazon's Plans Before The Dotcom Crash

Jeff Bezos explained his ambitious vision for Amazon in a 1999 interview. He made clear the company’s focus was on “great customer service” and discussed his real estate strategy. Bezos said, “There’s no guarantee that can be a successful company. What we’re trying to do is very complicated.” He added, “Scale is important to us and we’re going to go after that kind of scale.”

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Jeff Bezos In 1999 On Amazon's Plans Before The Dotcom Crash

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Sanjid Rahman
Sanjid Rahman:
Legend has it Jeff is still maintaining eye contact with the interviewer
Interviewer: youre losing hair jeff

Jeff: i gave it to my customers
20 years later, Jeff Bezo's donated millions to the homeless not because they're starving, but because one day, they too can become customers.
Wolfgang Keyser
Wolfgang Keyser:
Jeff Bezos's mother: "OMG, he is about to say his first words!"

10 month old Jeff: "The key is customer service"
Da Rev
Da Rev:
One of Jeff's eyeballs is looking at his customers. The other is looking for new customers.
Piyush Bhakat
Piyush Bhakat:
Jeff's wife: "He's probably thinking about other girls"
Jeff: *The key is customer service*
Kiki Tay
Kiki Tay:
Each of Jeff's hair left to start their own distribution center.
The Dood
The Dood:
Jeffs Wife: Honey i just got in an accident, its bad.

Jeff: Is the customer ok?
Shooter McG
Shooter McG:
“Internet Shminternet” -World’s richest man Jeff Bezos

(3 months later Elon Musk becomes the world’s richest man)
interviewer wishes he had invested even 500 dollars
k x
k x:
This guy looks like he doesn’t know anything. I bet his business will fail
AfgOmar 619
AfgOmar 619:
What are you having for lunch Jeff?
Jeff: What does the customer want me to eat?
Minh Luong
Minh Luong:
Fun fact: Jeff Bezos middle name is "customer service"
D N:
Jeff looks for customers under his bed before he goes to sleep.
Alain Morales
Alain Morales:
The guy performing the interview is probably like this guy doesn’t know what he’s talking about.
Interviewer: What side of the bed do you sleep on?

Jeff: There is only one side of the bed... the customers side.
Erick G.
Erick G.:
The interviewer sounds like he had stock in amazon’s competitors
alisina rahimian
alisina rahimian:
He looks like a mix of Kevin Spacey and Nicholas Cage
Jay McD
Jay McD:
Bezos followed 2 rules : Customer is king and ignore the naysayers
Ruheed Ishaq
Ruheed Ishaq:
Interviewer: You divorced ur wife.
Jeff: "The key is the customer service "
The interviewer probably feels pretty dumb right about now.
Filmon Tewolde
Filmon Tewolde:
Interviewer: Well you divorced your wife?
Jeff: Well, I had to do it. She said something negative about the customers.
"The key is customer service."
Ends up the richest man on earth.
The interviewer is arguing with himself
Vahid Pournavab
Vahid Pournavab:
Based on this interview, Jeff was at least 10 years ahead in thinking of what e-commerce could be one day
Fon Gaming 101
Fon Gaming 101:
Young Bezos at the mall for the first time...
"Wow, look at all these customers"
Brian janssens
Brian janssens:
Jeff Bezos is the real life version of the STONKS meme
The interviewer probably can't sleep normally now.
Xubodh Khadka
Xubodh Khadka:
Why his face look like something generated with DeepFake.
Omar Rafati
Omar Rafati:
*Blinking Intensifies*
“The key is customer service”
Taco Stacks
Taco Stacks:
If only he knew
Dan White
Dan White:
When you're too high on LSD and you start seeing the interviewer like a customer....
Seems like a nice guy, hope his book company works out for him.....
Jeff: "There is no guarantee that we succeed."
Covid: "Let me increase your marketcap."
Kevin Spacey woulda played a great Jeff Bezos if they ever made a movie about him. Too bad Spacey's did that.. thing.. u know.
I feel like i'm watching a serial killer interview
Idk Jackkk
Idk Jackkk:
People love to talk about people’s hairlines. Anytime a guy is balding, everyone talks about it. Like 70 percent of guys go bald
"With all due respect, DISRESPECT".
Adam Man
Adam Man:
This dude interviewing him did not trust him. $1 in Amazon in 2000, would have been $200. $1M would have been $200M.
Oh Jetty
Oh Jetty:
Notice how he uses the word “obsess” that’s how you become a billionaire.
Amelia Lillian
Amelia Lillian:
Every bitcoin investor right now is just smiling at the price of bitcoin as it held strong and indeed valuable enough to generating good ROI. More persons are gonna become millionaires and we have bitcoin thanks for that
Kevin Haube
Kevin Haube:
Yo, he's go this wild look in his eye. I think he might be a billionaire one day.
Adam Strejcovský
Adam Strejcovský:
I came just to see "he looks a bit like Kevin Spacey" comment
Christopher Peery
Christopher Peery:
Squidward: who cares about the customers?!?

Jeff: i do!

Squidward: well i dont!

Jeff: huh?? Squidward!!
Don DP
Don DP:
1999: Nerd selling books
2020: Billionaire trying to rule the world
K M D:
If another guy explains his business plan with that kind of eye contact and belief, we better go buy some of his stocks.
Tanveer Singh
Tanveer Singh:
This guy is clueless and yelling nonsense, his company will never succeed, he is probably working at walmart now
Jamie O'Grady
Jamie O'Grady:
I liked the part where he mentioned the customers..
Dave Joseph
Dave Joseph:
The interviewer sounds like a diehard muni-bond investor.
Sounds dumb, doubt his business will succeed.
Why does Jeff look and move around like a lizard
Willyjaybob Indy
Willyjaybob Indy:
“Internet Schminternet.” - Jeff Bezos, 1999
Umberto Pappalardi
Umberto Pappalardi:
This interviewer is so annoying. „But this..but that..“
Just let Jeff speak man. Shut up.
Geo Dude
Geo Dude:
One of Bezos’s eyes is slightly more ambitious than the other.
Roberto Grey
Roberto Grey:
Hello I'm new to forex and I have been making huge Loses, recently I see a lot of people earning from it can someone please tell me what I'm doing wrong
what a rude interviewer, he needs to take himself out of the discussion and be respectful.
He's intense, he's passionate, and he's right. His bank accounts are evidence. He knew what he was talking about and he stuck to his vision, and now, none of us can keep our money out of his pockets. LOL!
NC Smith
NC Smith:
Jeff's mom told him to duck as a seagull flew over his head and he's never lifted it again
How are you jeff?
- it doesnt matter how i feel. but the question is: how does the customer feel?
Khiet Bui
Khiet Bui:
The reason why his eye contact is so intense is because he said himself;
“I BELIEVE that if you can FOCUS OBSESSIVELY ENOUGH.....” 1 min 43-47
I’m pretty sure there are countless similar interviews in the archives with other entrepreneurs who failed over time. And there is no way to distinguish then other than looking at their companies 20 years later in retrospect...

So if someone bets on his failure in 1999, it would be the smart choice, because we had no way to predict if Amazon succeeds, or it will be one of the 999 other which has failed.
Maddi Morris
Maddi Morris:
he’s so focused, he looks like a deer in the headlights
Christopher Ramos
Christopher Ramos:
Imagine being that interviewer watching this in 2020 and seeing how you were rude to the richest man in the world today lol.
Alexander Cortes
Alexander Cortes:
I love time traveling on YouTube, I judge them doubtful people hard when I know the future😈
Thomas T
Thomas T:
Looks like the interviewer just doesn’t get it.
Crazy how he was being doubted so much but he still believed in himself so much. He literally prevailed
GBG Djakoro
GBG Djakoro:
The fact that this dude was in his 30s back then and already looked like a stressed middle aged dad is kinda sad
Cazkey Mekam
Cazkey Mekam:
I bet it hurts the interviewer buying stuff off Amazon now.
Shehruz Khan
Shehruz Khan:
This Amazon thing sounds like a pretty good idea I wonder how it's doing
the interviewer is doubting him the whole time, yet u can see bezos knows the keys to success...
Simon Ipinge
Simon Ipinge:
This man took huge risks, but was relentless in his execution to make it work
Andie Sierra
Andie Sierra:
Jeff's wife: "He's probably thinking about other girls"
Jeff: The key is customer service
Medallo City
Medallo City:
“Internet Schminternett” - Jeff Bezos
Damn, I should have watched this 10 years ago 🤦🏻‍♂️
Ariel Dominguez
Ariel Dominguez:
this is his pre "alpha" training era, damn!
Jeff bezos was profoundly right. Years later the numbers reflect it.
Aar Bar
Aar Bar:
Rumour has it Jeff still calls the interviewer once a year to see if he's like to make a risky investment in a little company called Amazon
There is absolutely NO GOOD REASON to have music over an interview.
Ankit Singh Rawat
Ankit Singh Rawat:
Just coming from watching Elon Musk 1999 interview 😂
D N:
Judge: Please state your full name for the court.

Jeff: Innernet Schmminernet.
Pierre Labriel
Pierre Labriel:
“Internet Shminternet” -World’s richest man Jeff Bezos
T Charlton
T Charlton:
I love this interview. "Aren't you being arrogant trying to come into this new space and change it?" lol
Look how innocent Jeff bezos used to look. He now looks like Lex Luther.
Hilal Al shanableh
Hilal Al shanableh:
The people who is laughing at him about how he talks I’m not offending him but he’s a multibillionaire who knew and still knows how to make money
I love the “customer service” jokes here!
Billy Buttlord
Billy Buttlord:
The guy doing the interview sounds like Young Jamie
Stewart Trent
Stewart Trent:
Interviewer: stop staring at me ffs
Kreky Krek
Kreky Krek:
if he cant regrow his hair with all his money then there is no cure for balding
Debby Bob
Debby Bob:
Stocks are good but i swapped and invested in forex and crypto I've been earning much from it
Matthew Alkman
Matthew Alkman:
"Internet Sminternet."
Sir Ergot
Sir Ergot:
You can't trust someone that used to resemble Kevin Spacey this badly
Oak Investment
Oak Investment:
Damn this must be what it feels like to interview a gecko
Alexander Blanco
Alexander Blanco:
interviewer: you cant just disrupt every industry
jeff bezos: hold my shminternet
Kaslin Govender
Kaslin Govender:
This man seems very smart... I really hope one day he becomes the richest man in the world 🌎
Colima Beach
Colima Beach:
Really hope everything works out for that Jeff guy! 💪
Senhor Radio
Senhor Radio:
“I have one simple request, and that is to have sharks with freaking lazer beams attached to their heads!”
Anthony Di-Perini
Anthony Di-Perini:
Thank you Jeff. You're such a great (intelligent) person and a good friend.
Pedro Andrade
Pedro Andrade:
"I'm done with this hair stuff, I'm gonna grow money instead"
Guy knocks on Jeff’s door at midnight.

Guy : Could you spare me some food?

Jeff : Customer is king.

Jeff walks out of his house
Ooy !
Ooy !:
I'm waiting to see the video where we see the interviewer getting interviewed in 2020