How to be a culture mismatch at Amazon

December 27, 2011 · 3 min read

This is my new most-upvoted answer on Quora. I've written popular answers about Amazon on Quora before, but it was interesting to do a take on Amazon's culture by examining its inverse.

What are some cultural faux pas when working at Amazon?

Here are some from my time there:


Customer focus:

Metrics and data:

Operational excellence:

See the original answer on Quora or check out my take on what allows Amazon to be so innovative. Or just for fun, see my list of what you can't buy on Amazon.

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