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  • Justo shared from The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Brad Stone
    Within the books group, the resulting program was dubbed the Gazelle Project because Bezos suggested to Blake in a meeting that Amazon should approach these small publishers the way a cheetah would pursue a sickly gazelle.
  • Justo shared from The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Brad Stone
    “It is far better to cannibalize yourself than have someone else do it,”
  • Justo shared from The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Brad Stone
    Wilke subscribed to the principles laid out in a seminal book about constraints in manufacturing, Eliyahu M. Goldratt’s The Goal, published in 1984. The book, cloaked in the guise of an entertaining novel, instructs manufacturers to focus on maximizing the efficiency of their biggest bottlenecks.
  • Justo shared from The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Brad Stone
    “Communication is a sign of dysfunction. It means people aren’t working together in a close, organic way. We should be trying to figure out a way for teams to communicate less with each other, not more.”
  • Justo shared from The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Brad Stone
    Wilke’s algorithms seamlessly matched demand to the correct FC, leveling out backlogs and obviating the need for the morning phone call. He then applied the process-driven doctrine of Six Sigma that he’d learned at AlliedSignal and mixed it with Toyota’s lean manufacturing philosophy, which requires a company to rationalize every expense in terms of the value it creates for customers and allows workers (now called associates) to pull a red cord and stop all production on the floor if they find a defect (the manufacturing term for the system is andon).
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Justo Hidalgo