Jeff Bezos: Focusing on customers and readers

Jeff Bezos in his letter yesterday to Washington Post employees:

The paper’s duty will remain to its readers and not to the private interests of its owners.

Jeff Bezos in his 1997 letter to Amazon shareholders:

We will continue to focus relentlessly on our customers

We will continue to make investment decisions in light of long-term market leadership considerations rather than short-term profitability considerations or short-term Wall Street reactions.