How Amazon Raised the Hiring Bar and Leveraged Narratives for Decision-Making (with Colin Bryar, Former Amazon VP)
In episode 70, Colin Bryar shares how Amazon improved their hiring process with Bar Raisers and why they ditched Powerpoints during decision-making meetings. Colin was previously known as Jeff Bezo’s right-hand man during his time as Vice President of Amazon. Today, he is the co-author of “Working Backwards: Insights, Stories, and Secrets from Inside Amazon.” In this episode, Colin shares the importance of leadership principles and how to implement them. We also talk about why narratives provide clarity of thought and Colin’s experience writing, reviewing, and exploring them. Tune in to hear how Colin spent his time at Amazon and the types of meetings he had as a leader.