Jeff Bezos speaks to Charlie Rose in this 2012 interview and provides some interesting insight into how Amazon does internal meetings
Here are some key take-aways:
1. Think Complex, Speak Simple
2. No Powerpoint for meetings - "Powerpoint is easy for the presenter, hard for the audience"
3. Meetings begin with 30 minutes of silent reading and are structured around a verbose 6 page memo.
“When you have to write your ideas out in complete sentences, complete paragraphs it forces a deeper clarity.”
He also talks about the 3 big ideas the company stands for...
1) Long-term thinking
2) Customer obsession
3) The willingness to invent.
Watch the interview here