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 Amazon.com 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

100+ comentarios:

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"
Purekoryo
Purekoryo:
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.
g23
g23:
"Internet shminternet!"
- Jeff Bezos, 1999
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
stace
stace:
Interviewer: What side of the bed do you sleep on?

Jeff: There is only one side of the bed... the customers side.
Sanjid Rahman
Sanjid Rahman:
Legend has it Jeff is still maintaining eye contact with the interviewer
Catherine
Catherine:
The amount of time we spend believing we can't is more than enough time to learn how you can.

-my Brain.
Kevin Lopez
Kevin Lopez:
"So Jeff would you forgive your wife if she cheated?"
"Well as long as it was with the customer and for the customer's best interest yes I can."
Filmon Tewolde
Filmon Tewolde:
Interviewer: Well you divorced your wife?
Jeff: Well, I had to do it. She said something negative about the customers.
Fon Gaming 101
Fon Gaming 101:
Young Bezos at the mall for the first time...
"Wow, look at all these customers"
Piyush Bhakat
Piyush Bhakat:
Jeff's wife: "He's probably thinking about other girls"
Jeff: *The key is customer service*
Amos Poznanski
Amos Poznanski:
Internet, Shminternet

- Jeff Bezos 1999
Terracotta Soldier
Terracotta Soldier:
I swear, man. These people are not humans. Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg, it's like they've learned to behave like humans the older they got. Although, Mark is still struggling...
totallyfrozen
totallyfrozen:
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!
Tasi Clinton Anyam
Tasi Clinton Anyam:
I think the reason why Jeff concentrated his eyes on the interviewer is bcs he might have thought to himself let me make this guy and all staffs in his TV station my customers.
Dared
Dared:
"The key is customer service."
Ends up the richest man on earth.
manderp
manderp:
Crazy how he was being doubted so much but he still believed in himself so much. He literally prevailed
Andy Hughes
Andy Hughes:
In 1993, I wrote a paper about Bezos in my MBA course at the University of Maryland.

I predicted that his idea of an entirely online store will be a big hit.

Problem was, I did not put my money where my mouth was (invest in Amazon)!
Willyjaybob Indy
Willyjaybob Indy:
“Internet Schminternet.” - Jeff Bezos, 1999
Geo Dude
Geo Dude:
One of Bezos’s eyes is slightly more ambitious than the other.
alisina rahimian
alisina rahimian:
He looks like a mix of Kevin Spacey and Nicholas Cage
study object
study object:
his vision was very clear and he was answering the questions directly even though the interviewer was trying to twist his arm
Jason Strange
Jason Strange:
It looks like he's starring into the soul of his interviewer. Intense look.
Kevin Haube
Kevin Haube:
Yo, he's go this wild look in his eye. I think he might be a billionaire one day.
Frederick Eshun
Frederick Eshun:
What we call vision. He was ahead of his time
Munozl360
Munozl360:
Interviewer: youre losing hair jeff

Jeff: i gave it to my customers
g23
g23:
I love how excited he is, like a very sincere puppy
Mason McGerry
Mason McGerry:
I love how he doesn't let the questions break his frame; he knows what he's about and stands by it with reason and purpose.
Arkson NZ
Arkson NZ:
Amazing eye contact throughout...
A 1
A 1:
Everything in the world is never enough for this kind of personality.
K M D
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.
Matthew Alkman
Matthew Alkman:
"Internet Sminternet."
James Harrison
James Harrison:
After almost exclusively listening to random Elon Musk interviews during the rona its nice not to have to pause and try to decipher what he's thinking and what he's trying to convey, or meant to say. I need to watch more Jeff Bezos retro interviews.
Vedu Soni
Vedu Soni:
Most cool and calm CEO I've ever seen.
T Charlton
T Charlton:
I love this interview. "Aren't you being arrogant trying to come into this new space and change it?" lol
GRANT Taylor
GRANT Taylor:
That's a man who is truly passionate about his dream.
Omar St
Omar St:
Bane Bezos:
It doesn't matter who we are... what matters is our *C U S T O M E R S*
Life Of Machine
Life Of Machine:
"Internet schminternet." --Jeff Bezos
G Smith
G Smith:
Jeff B's mission remained the same over the decades.🧡👍
The Dood
The Dood:
Jeffs Wife: Honey i just got in an accident, its bad.

Jeff: Is the customer ok?
Warren Amca
Warren Amca:
Jeff Bezos: ''When I die, give my money to my costumers.''
J B
J B:
That left eye of his is super focused 👁
hoastbeef
hoastbeef:
Jeff: "We're not about to announce something or release something before it's ready."
**Elon Musk has entered the chatroom**
Inder Multani
Inder Multani:
Guys. If you want to build your team, only thing you have to do is let other people know about event and we will organise everything and will help you build your team. So take it seriously you can become P1000 in a day it's all on you.
Da Rev
Da Rev:
One of Jeff's eyeballs is looking at his customers. The other is looking for new customers.
Faded Dave
Faded Dave:
That is some intense eye contact! I wouldn’t know where to look, though I am British, so naturally awkward
DanTheMan
DanTheMan:
3:38 that's just one reason why he is the richest person on this planet. he was ahead of the time with his ideas back in the day.
EpsilonGoods
EpsilonGoods:
You can't hate a man who lets you publish your books on his website for free.
Michael Loudon
Michael Loudon:
Jeff communicates with his eyes in a unique way that I'm never seen, every blink, wide eyed stare and piercing gaze says says something with exclamation.
D N
D N:
Jeff looks for customers under his bed before he goes to sleep.
Xxxx Xxxx
Xxxx Xxxx:
The eyes contact say it all!!😄
Yorki Romanio
Yorki Romanio:
I ain’t even gonna lie, Amazon really does have the best customer service 😂
George Haigh
George Haigh:
I like this guy! Full of intention to improve, to get better, to expand business level, and he’s with great passion to face all the risks.
Jhemp12
Jhemp12:
If I were investing back then and I saw this interview, I would have put my entire portfolio on Amazon. Bezo's comes off extremly driven, confident and competent in this interview. I would be rich right now if I saw this interview and knew how to invest when I was a kid lol.
Alexander Blanco
Alexander Blanco:
interviewer: you cant just disrupt every industry
jeff bezos: hold my shminternet
plica06
plica06:
I used to think one of his eyes was smaller than the other. But I think it's the eyelid on one of his eyes opens back more than on the other eye. Interesting.
Alan David Rojas
Alan David Rojas:
Q: Hi Jeff, so what is your futuristic view on retail? JB: It will be shrank and compacted into my distribution center! chi chin!!!
KNINE
KNINE:
Bezos face is like when you trying to make someone understand after questioning you hundred times and they not getting it >.<
j.ruiz_650
j.ruiz_650:
2:58 I wish besos would teach that to many of his employees today because theirs many videos of the delivery ppl cursing out customers
JMM
JMM:
Seems like a nice guy, hope his book company works out for him.....
MrMowww1
MrMowww1:
Amazing focus great interview!
Catface
Catface:
This guy, like him or hate him, played all the cards correctly. Good on him for making the right calls.
Colima Beach
Colima Beach:
Really hope everything works out for that Jeff guy! 💪
Eliana Eades
Eliana Eades:
The interviewer must feel like a dumb a** now 🤔🤭😂😂😂😂 Jeff is a true Capricorn determine and relentless! He’s an inspiration
Joshohoho
Joshohoho:
The interviewer probably can't sleep normally now.
la foresta
la foresta:
이 형은 고객에 대한 집착 을 이때도 얘기하네.
Gurban Aaron Gulman
Gurban Aaron Gulman:
Funa fact: in Jeff’s mind his friends are “Bezos Prime customers”
Hazem Elsawy
Hazem Elsawy:
The camera angle makes Jeff look like he’s laying on his stomach during this interview
Meek029 Drpepper
Meek029 Drpepper:
I love watching this video. Such an inspiration
Kiki Tay
Kiki Tay:
Each of Jeff's hair left to start their own distribution center.
ultradeadd
ultradeadd:
He had the correct mindset from the beginning which is why he is where he is at today
RAT BURL
RAT BURL:
Nice interview 😏 this guy must feel like a DB because Jeff is crushing 😂😂
Kevin Zhang
Kevin Zhang:
customer obsession!!!
MARGARET MUNNERLYN
MARGARET MUNNERLYN:
I FEEL THAT JEFF BEZOS IS A GOD SENT, HE HAS A GREAT SENSE OF HUMANITY AND DRAWS PEOPLE TO HIM IN A POSITIVE WAY, WHAT I REALLY LOVE ABOUT HIM IS HIS CLASSIC KNOWLEDGE OF MAN MAKES MONEY, MONEY DOES NOT MAKE THE MAN, BLESSINGS TOO YOU!
Bopo.Motivation
Bopo.Motivation:
We all have to complete the race that is set before us and never give up no matter what!!!
TheGreatSpots KangChrisKorea
TheGreatSpots KangChrisKorea:
Great interview!
Lambertus Griebelaar
Lambertus Griebelaar:
my gurd i love the classic desktop with the old internet on the back
James Asher
James Asher:
i think the hard-to-find items is the big one. and the catchy name helps too.
Tien D. Nguyen
Tien D. Nguyen:
Every time he blinks he earns 1 million dollars.
Omar St
Omar St:
I love you JEFF BEZOS i really like you you inspired me so much 😭😭🤗🤗🤗
Dylan Wilkerson
Dylan Wilkerson:
It’s interesting how different his whole mannerisms are now that he’s the richest man in the world. He’s wired up and honest here now he walks with an ego
짬뽕짜장
짬뽕짜장:
일루미나티 ㅎ
T.J 2030
T.J 2030:
It shows when you "believe in your self" you believe beyond other people vision! and if they can't see it they just won't believe it!! . simply don't let let anyone block your vision!!
Temo Palmer
Temo Palmer:
The interviewer thinks he knows more than Bezos. Beyond hilarious 20 years later
Derick mayes
Derick mayes:
Look at his body language and eyes passion drive I didn't hear of him till about few years ago but he been grinding I see for years to get where here's at today 😸
Paulo Brificado
Paulo Brificado:
this is me, looking at this today, while most of small and medium business have been wiped of the face of the earth! They must be loving it.
takoto
takoto:
You're not a pure Internet company... 😁 and that was a problem during the Internet mania in the late 2000s... very interesting.
Tim Dale
Tim Dale:
Ebay must have also thought he was crazy back then. Then they watched in horror as Amazon kept growing.
Lekok
Lekok:
Jeff looks like he is waiting for the interviewer to say one negative thing about the customers so he can start swinging.
Tony Linardi
Tony Linardi:
Great interview! My kind of person, sharing his vision, with the possible pitfalls. Telling it like it is, not blowing smoke up your ass.
Lakeshore Group
Lakeshore Group:
This guy has a future in eye contact, blinking and head tilting!
Lord Stinson
Lord Stinson:
I can't help but imagine that Jeff Bezos had the reporter tied down to the chair during this interview.
BknIllinois
BknIllinois:
I have been a happy customer since Amazon began. Big Hugs fo Amazon!
Tony Bobay
Tony Bobay:
This is the first guy to answer "need to satisfy customers" as a personal weakness in a job interview and it actually be believable.
Big Bill
Big Bill:
its funny how Elon and Jeff got a lot cooler looking with money
thesmashten
thesmashten:
3:08 wow this was a legendary argument to make back in 1999. Extremely forward looking, even in 2021 today many people don’t get that with investing in tech companies.
Kenyi Pena
Kenyi Pena:
That bravery worked very well for mr. Bezos. This video is definitely a strong lesson for many entrepreneurs.
Cano
Cano:
How are you jeff?
- it doesnt matter how i feel. but the question is: how does the customer feel?
Major Buto
Major Buto:
Geez this guy was way ahead of his time while I was chatting with girls on aol cleaning 💩 for a living this guy was already making moves i think he's a time traveler.
Waynewolf
Waynewolf:
Is he trying to get his eyeballs to touch the interviewer's eyeballs from across the table?