jeff bezos has always done things his way, whether it was ignoring his boss’ advice to start amazon or the big ‘fuck you’ he gives short-term focused wall street each and every quarter… one of his rituals is a quarterly retreat where he locks himself up, and while i’m sure i won’t eat as well or come up with nearly as good of thoughts, this is a concept i plan to integrate into my life.
we all get so consumed in the day-to-day, even if it’s the day-to-day long-term strategic thinking and planning. what better way to regroup, reflect, but also think forward? especially as someone who values my whiteboard and being able to unplug, the idea of secluded mental time with no phones, email, or other needless distractions would be amazing.
so while bezos is busy coming up with new business lines, new products, new disruptions… not to mention things like bezos expeditions or this 10,000 year clock, we’ll see what i can muster. what would you think about?