22 Oct Billionaire CEOs Marc Benioff and Jeff Bezos share the same piece of advice: ‘Listen more’
Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos have a few things in common.
Both are super successful billionaires, are considered early pioneers in their respective fields, and have survived the dot-com crash on their way to building multi-billion dollar companies. Plus, they were both born in the same year (1964).
It turns out they also value the same attitude when it comes to business: “Listen more.”
That was Benioff’s message during a fireside chat at the WSJD Live conference on Tuesday. He was asked how he’s able to constantly find innovation in business, especially as he gets older.
“I try to cultivate what I call a ‘beginner’s mind.’ I try to let go of all the things that have happened so far in our industry, which is a lot of stuff, and just go, ‘OK, what’s going to happen right now?’” Benioff said.