Ray and Jock dig into one of Jeff Bezos’s letters talking about how high standards can be teachable. With a brief cameo at the beginning from Ray’s son 🙂

You can take a look at Bezos’s letter on high standards here:


In this episode

0:00 Opening titles
0:54 Amazon’s high standards
2:14 Practice and experience needed to acquire a new skill
4:03 Bezos’s 2-page letter
5:26 People adopt the behaviours of their peers
7:34 Paying bad hires to leave
8:34 No stellar growth in the first five years
10:46 Was bookselling the prototype for Amazon’s future business?
12:22 The vision is inconsequential
15:14 Cybertruck
19:06 The now-iconic London Olympics 2012 logo
20:27 Closing credits

About The Pig Wrestlers

Ray Rafiq is the founder of increasingly larger businesses: Regent Street Cinema, Baker Street Bakery, Wigwamm, GetAgent, Unmortgage.

Jock Busuttil is the founder of Product People Limited, a freelance head of product, author and conference speaker, with over two decades’ experience helping technology companies. (jockbusuttil.com)

Recorded on 5 February 2021
Music: Crazy Glue (Instrumental Version) by Josh Woodward (CC-BY 4.0)