贝佐斯将卸任亚马逊CEO / Email from Bezos to Amazonian

【波士顿双语网2021年2月2日讯】亚马逊公司今天公布财报时宣布,公司创始人贝佐斯(Jeff Bezos )将于今年第三季度辞去CEO职务,亚马逊云计算服务平台CEO贾西(Andy Jassy)将接任CEO职务,贝佐斯将担任亚马逊董事会的执行主席。

据悉,贾西自亚马逊创立后大部分时间都在该公司工作。过去近30年来,亚马逊从一个在线书商成长为价值1.7万亿美元的庞然大物,拥有130多万名员工。贾西是服务贝佐斯时间最长、最信任的副手之一。他在2003年担任CEO的 “影子”技术顾问这一重要角色。他撰写了后来成为亚马逊网络服务商业计划的原始文件,并自2006年该部门成立以来一直负责管理该部门。

贝佐斯在致员工信中表示,他离任后会致力于新产品和早期项目的开发。“我很高兴地宣布,今年第三季度我将转任亚马逊董事会执行主席,贾西将出任CEO。在执行主席的岗位上,我打算将精力和注意力集中在新产品和早期计划上。安迪在公司内部很有名气,在亚马逊工作的时间几乎和我一样长。他将是一位杰出的领导者,我对他充满信心。”贝佐斯在致员工信中写道。

贝佐斯在电邮中还写道:“这段旅程始于大约27年前。当时亚马逊只是一个想法,它没有名字。当时我最常被问到的问题是:‘互联网是什么?’ 幸运的是,我已经很久没有解释过这个问题了。今天,我们雇佣了130万名才华横溢、兢兢业业的员工,为数亿客户和企业提供服务,被广泛认为是世界上最成功的公司之一。我不知道还有哪家公司的发明记录像亚马逊一样好,我相信我们现在是最有创造力的时候。我希望你和我一样为我们的发明性感到骄傲。我想你也应该如此。”他谈到,“我觉得我的工作很有意义,也很有趣。我可以和最聪明、最有才华、最有创意的队友一起工作。在顺境时,你一直很谦虚。在困难的时候,你一直坚强地支持着我,我们互相逗笑。在这个团队工作是一件很快乐的事情。”

贝佐斯表示,亚马逊对未来的定位是再好不过了,希望大家全力以赴,把正在酝酿的事情做得继续让人惊讶。亚马逊为个人和企业提供服务,开创了两个完整的行业和一类全新的设备,同时也是机器学习和物流等不同领域的领导者。“如果亚马逊人的想法需要另一种新的机构技能,我们有足够的灵活性和耐心去学习它。继续发明,当一开始这个想法看起来很疯狂时,不要绝望。记住要去流浪。让好奇心成为你的指南针。它依然是初始之日。”他在电邮中鼓励员工们。

亚马逊的股价在公布超过预期的财报和贝佐斯将卸任CEO的消息后,盘后又大幅波动。下面是相关视频报道,欢迎订阅投资生活日记YouTube频道

下面是贝佐斯2月2日发给亚马逊员工电邮的英文原文。

Fellow Amazonians:

I’m excited to announce that this Q3 I’ll transition to Executive Chair of the Amazon Board and Andy Jassy will become CEO. In the Exec Chair role, I intend to focus my energies and attention on new products and early initiatives. Andy is well known inside the company and has been at Amazon almost as long as I have. He will be an outstanding leader, and he has my full confidence.

This journey began some 27 years ago. Amazon was only an idea, and it had no name. The question I was asked most frequently at that time was, “What’s the internet?” Blessedly, I haven’t had to explain that in a long while.

Today, we employ 1.3 million talented, dedicated people, serve hundreds of millions of customers and businesses, and are widely recognized as one of the most successful companies in the world.

How did that happen? Invention. Invention is the root of our success. We’ve done crazy things together, and then made them normal. We pioneered customer reviews, 1-Click, personalized recommendations, Prime’s insanely-fast shipping, Just Walk Out shopping, the Climate Pledge, Kindle, Alexa, marketplace, infrastructure cloud computing, Career Choice, and much more. If you get it right, a few years after a surprising invention, the new thing has become normal. People yawn. And that yawn is the greatest compliment an inventor can receive.

I don’t know of another company with an invention track record as good as Amazon’s, and I believe we are at our most inventive right now. I hope you are as proud of our inventiveness as I am. I think you should be.

As Amazon became large, we decided to use our scale and scope to lead on important social issues. Two high-impact examples: our $15 minimum wage and the Climate Pledge. In both cases, we staked out leadership positions and then asked others to come along with us. In both cases, it’s working. Other large companies are coming our way. I hope you’re proud of that as well.

I find my work meaningful and fun. I get to work with the smartest, most talented, most ingenious teammates. When times have been good, you’ve been humble. When times have been tough, you’ve been strong and supportive, and we’ve made each other laugh. It is a joy to work on this team.

As much as I still tap dance into the office, I’m excited about this transition. Millions of customers depend on us for our services, and more than a million employees depend on us for their livelihoods. Being the CEO of Amazon is a deep responsibility, and it’s consuming. When you have a responsibility like that, it’s hard to put attention on anything else. As Exec Chair I will stay engaged in important Amazon initiatives but also have the time and energy I need to focus on the Day 1 Fund, the Bezos Earth Fund, Blue Origin, The Washington Post, and my other passions. I’ve never had more energy, and this isn’t about retiring. I’m super passionate about the impact I think these organizations can have.

Amazon couldn’t be better positioned for the future. We are firing on all cylinders, just as the world needs us to. We have things in the pipeline that will continue to astonish. We serve individuals and enterprises, and we’ve pioneered two complete industries and a whole new class of devices. We are leaders in areas as varied as machine learning and logistics, and if an Amazonian’s idea requires yet another new institutional skill, we’re flexible enough and patient enough to learn it.

Keep inventing, and don’t despair when at first the idea looks crazy. Remember to wander. Let curiosity be your compass. It remains Day 1.

Jeff

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