The Zen of Jeff Bezos: "Bezos took what he calls 'the bold, stupid path' and stocked his shelves with a million titles."

I am a big fan of stupidity. Much as Larry Wall believes the virtues of a programmer to be laziness, hubris, and impatience, I think stupidity is massively under-rated. As a culture we don't like admitting that we can't foresee the consequences of everything we do; and as such we're driven to do smart stuff and ignore those consequences.

"More and more money will go into making a great customer experience, and less will go into shouting about the service. Word of mouth is becoming more powerful. If you offer a great service, people find out."