Better businessman: Bill Gates or Jeff Bezos?

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Saw a video where Warren Buffett said Jeff Bezos is "the best business person of our time." Obvious Eff U to Bill

Who would you say ran their business better?

Comments (21)

Mar 8, 2019

Billy has longevity, I am pretty confident MSFT is going to be around another ~25 years from now. Can't say the same about AMZN.

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Mar 8, 2019

Why should Bill get credit for the next 25 years? or for the past decade for that matter.

Mar 8, 2019

Cuz he found the damn thing and made it the death star (without the stupid plot flaw). Nadella has been great at growing the company but Billy still deserves the lion's share imo.

Mar 8, 2019

I give Bezos the edge for having planned Amazon so well from the start.

Mar 11, 2019
Henri Poincare:

I give Bezos the edge for having planned Amazon so well from the start.

People always say things like this with hindsight. He told his early investors it was a 70% change to go bankrupt. Now that said Bezos has always had a longer term vision and was confident the entire way building and investing heavily in AWS.

Nadella has been one of the best things to happen to Microsoft.

Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.

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Mar 8, 2019

Bill gates

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Mar 8, 2019

Bezos till his marriage debacle. I thought he had his cock under control...looks like the moron was under control of his cock.

Ty

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Mar 11, 2019
Pierre Ortiz:

Bezos till his marriage debacle. I thought he had his cock under control...looks like the moron was under control of his cock.

I have to go with this one. We'll see how that ends up, but if you build an empire of that level and end up losing a significant share because you couldn't control your wee wee, well...

He's still a terrific enterpreneur.

Mar 11, 2019

i can understand if mackenzie wasn't cutting it for him anymore and he wanted to dabble...but to have an actual long-term relationship with Sanchez...what is he thinking? look at her history...she is a f**k buddy, nothing else.

Mar 12, 2019

I heard that Bill named his company after his cock.

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Mar 9, 2019

Bill.

He won the long game. Not just in business, but the game of life. Empire. Kids. Family. MARRIAGE. Legacy...

...respect.

Also, Jeff's wife helped him build his company. Not a knock on brilliant women, which she clearly is...but Bill built on his own. Then EXPANDED the legacy with his wife.

Not sure what the next 18 months looks like for Jeff, balance-wise. Let's see how the divorce effects his piece of mind and the respect of his peers.

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Mar 11, 2019

Bill for sure. I'm not saying Amazon is a cult, but if Bezos were all of a sudden to disappear, Amazon would likely crash into the ground. I personally they have almost too many things going for one person to be able to control all of it. If Gates were to vanish, Microsoft would be still standing, and there's a pretty good chance the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will still be too. Plus, Bill seems like such a nice guy in all the videos. Not sure I can say the same about Bezos...

Mar 11, 2019

EDIT: Disregard I can't read.

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Mar 12, 2019

Read better
Thx

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Mar 11, 2019

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Mar 11, 2019

I do not believe Buffett is wrong on this. Gates focused on software innovation and at the time one of the best in the world at it. Bezos is in a much, much wider range of business and is bent on being ruthless AF in his mission to go as far as possible.

Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.

Mar 8, 2019
3200fps:

I do not believe Buffett is wrong on this. Gates focused on software innovation and at the time one of the best in the world at it. Bezos is in a much, much wider range of business and is bent on being ruthless AF in his mission to go as far as possible.

We'll see if the "jack of all trades" approach works long-term. Don't forget, without AWS amazon is very unprofitable.

Mar 11, 2019

AWS accounts for 58% of Amazon's operating profit. Take out AWS and Amazon is still profitable.