Jeff Bezos is 48 years old this year.
Most of you know Jeff as the CEO and founder of Amazon which is now valued at more than USD100 billion in market cap. He founded one of the greatest and innovative companies that we know. Some say he is one of the few successors of business leaders and brilliant minds after Steve Jobs. In 2012, Jeff Bezos was named business person of the year by Fortune Magazine.
Unlike Mark Zuckerberg who founded Facebook at an early age and found great success straight from his dormitory room at Harvard, Jeff discovered Amazon when he was 30. It wasn’t easy from the beginning as he made a cross-country drive from New York to Seattle, writing up the Amazon business plan on the way. In fact, he initially set up the company in his garage. It’s always scrappy in the beginning. But most of us would forget that most great ideas, inventions and respected companies in the world started out small and unknown.
How do we justify a late boomer at success? We don’t. We simply pursue at the time that is given to us. We will have both perseverance and persistence to meet you at the right time for you to rediscover what you are truly capable of and to achieve in this lifetime.