First, do not expect any new content from the book. “Invent and Wander” is a sequential collection of Bezos’ annual shareholder letters between 1999–2019, and transcripts of few speeches and interviews. In the introduction Isaacson summarizes, what he thinks, the key themes in Bezos’ leadership playbook and compares him with the “genius traits” observed in Leonardo, Ben Franklin, Einstein and Jobs.

Second, do not expect significant intellectual or strategic thinking heft. That is replaced by rather clear writing and a consistent set of principles. …

Nilendu Misra

Doer. Learner. Leader. Curiosity is my cup of tea.

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