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Lenny's Podcast: Product | Growth | Career

Taking control of your career | Ethan Evans (Amazon)

Jan 14, 2024
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Ethan Evans, retired VP at Amazon, discusses the Magic Loop framework for career growth, breaking out of career plateaus, cultivating inventiveness, standing out in interviews, a personal story of failing Jeff Bezos, contrarian opinions on the return-to-office movement, and doing business on a handshake.
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Quick takeaways

  • Ownership and taking responsibility for mistakes is crucial for personal and professional growth.
  • Consistent communication and prioritization during a crisis help rebuild trust and minimize micromanagement.

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Lessons learned from failing Jeff Bezos

One of the main lessons learned from this story is owning up to mistakes and taking full responsibility. Instead of deflecting or making excuses, the speaker acknowledged the problem and took ownership of it.

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