I very often like to share articles that I come across with you, our loyal Start My Car Shoppers. 

I find that the digital world, even though it is filled with a lot of negative influence, can dish out plenty of useful information, fantastic ideas, and plenty of inspiration. 

Having been in sales and ecommerce most of my life you can imagine that I certainly look to many of the famous start up entrepreneurs in the digital universe as a source of my ever-growing desire to dream big. 

With that in mind I thought I would share some very motivational words from Jeff Bezos , which are even move relevant in this current age of ecommerce hyper growth in Africa with many individuals and businesses alike attempting to get their piece of the ecommerce pie. 

Jeff Bezos has a message for budding entrepreneurs, “be ready to take big risks and fail.” 

Bezos delivered the message at Amazon's Re:Mars conference in Las Vegas after he was asked what advice he would give to anyone looking to start their own business. 

At the time, Amazon was one of the most profitable public companies in the world with a market value of nearly $860 billion (R12 trillion). Two years later, the e-commerce giant had more than doubled in value when Bezos announced his plans to step down as CEO on July 5 - the same date the company was incorporated. 

"Take risk. You have to be willing to take risk. If you have a business idea with no risk, it's probably already being done," he said at the 2019 conference. "You've got to have something that might not work. It will be, in many ways, an experiment." 

Many of those experiments will fail, but "big failures" are a necessary part of the journey toward success, he said. 

Bezos will transition to executive chairman of Amazon to focus on "new products and early initiatives." The CEO has long been known for his cutting-edge business ideas, from using AI-powered systems to monitor Amazon employees to creating Blue Origin, one of the world's first space tourism companies. 

"We take risks all the time, we talk about failure," he said. "We need big failures in order to move the needle. If we don't, we're not swinging enough. You really should be swinging hard, and you will fail, but that's okay." 

Bezos founded Amazon in 1995 with just 10 employees. Now, the company is one of the world's biggest employers, with a headcount of about 1.3 million full-time and part-time workers. 

At the conference, Bezos said that in addition to taking risks and failing, entrepreneurs must also be passionate. 

"You'll be competing against those who are passionate," he said. 

Above all, he said, entrepreneurs should be "customer-obsessed." 

"The most important thing is to be customer-obsessed," he said. "Don't satisfy them, absolutely delight them." – source : Business insider South Africa 

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