Invent the future with Amazon
Invention comes in many forms and at many scales. The most radical and transformative of inventions are often those that empower others to unleash their creativity — to pursue their dreams. That’s a big part of what’s going on with Amazon Web Services, Fulfillment by Amazon, and Kindle Direct Publishing... These innovative, large-scale platforms are not zero-sum — they create win-win situations and create significant value for developers, entrepreneurs, customers, authors, and readers.
—Jeff Bezos, 2011 Letter to Shareholders
At Amazon, we’ve re-invented the online shopping experience, cloud computing, publishing, and even the book. But that’s not all. While most people have heard of Amazon.com, Amazon Web Services, and Kindle products, not many know that we also develop video games, engineer music and video streaming technology, shoot high-fashion photography, and help other businesses sell and distribute their products. We are a federation of startups, each one working to build the best solution to unique problems.
What does it take to do this? Smart people. People who are innovative; people who enjoy solving complex problems with ingenuity and simplicity. People like you. And there’s still more to do:
Amazonians are leaning into the future, with radical and transformational innovations that create value for thousands of authors, entrepreneurs, and developers. Invention has become second nature at Amazon, and in my view the team’s pace of innovation is even accelerating — I can assure you it’s very energizing. I’m extremely proud of the whole team, and feel lucky to have a front row seat. —Jeff Bezos, 2011 Letter to Shareholders
We want you to help share and shape our mission to be Earth’s most customer-centric company. Amazon’s evolution from website to e-commerce partner to development platform is driven by the spirit of invention that is part of Amazon’s DNA. It’s what we do, every day — and the good news is that we’ve only just begun.
So, what’s next? Join us, and you’ll not only see the future, you’ll create it.