Welcome to Amazon Bound – a podcast dedicated to all things Amazon. Our primary focus will be to help prepare job candidates to interview with Amazon. Our secondary focus will be to share Amazon cultural stories that you can apply in your business or in your personal life. Visit https://amazonbound.today to find out more.

November 19, 2018

#02 - Welcome to our Podcast

If I asked you, right now, what was your most valuable asset… How would you respond? Would you tell me it’s your home? Or your 401k? Your bank accounts? Something else? The answer is simple. If you are younger than, say, 60 – your most valuable asset is your Human Capital. 

How about joining a FAANG company. FAANG stands for Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, and Google. Becoming a FAANG full-time employee is a no-brainer when it comes to investing in your Human Capital. And that is where I can be of service to you: I know Amazon’s culture and can share actionable advice to help you get employed there, if you really wanted to make that leap.

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November 29, 2018

#03 - Amazon’s Business

Amazon is in the business of building flywheel businesses. A flywheel business, as Amazon defines it, is one that provides so much value and delight to customers that after a certain inflection point, the flywheel business reaches sufficient critical mass and starts accelerating faster and faster, under its own momentum.

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December 14, 2018

#04 - Amazon’s Culture

If I told you: 'Hey, the sky is blue,' you would normally say: 'Yeah, the sky is blue. The sky has always been blue.' At Amazon, however, if you say that the sky is blue, others will ask you: 'Why is the sky blue?’. Then you should respond with: 'The sky is blue, because the molecules in the air, scatter the blue spectrum of the sunlight more than they scatter the red spectrum.’

Then you will hear another question: 'Why is that?'. And you would have to respond with: 'Because the blue spectrum of the light travels in shorter wavelengths.’ Then, you guessed it, a third follow-up question's going to be: 'Why does it travel in shorter wavelengths?’ on and on, until you reach down to the atomic level of why things are the way they are.

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Take a guess what your Amazon interviewer will do, once she has finished interviewing you, once she has shaken your hand and passed you to the next person on the loop.

You guessed it. Your interviewer will go back to her desk and will write a document. Just like everything else that Amazon’s employees do. The interviewer will prepare a written document, transcribing her recommendation of whether to hire you or not, based on your behavioral interview answers.

Once the interviewer posts her hiring recommendation, only then will she be able to see how everybody else has voted about you.

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We talk with Shobhit, who was recently hired as an AWS Sr. Product Manager Intern.

"Amazon interviewing is all about that they are your lawyers. That's how I thought about it. I thought that he or she is my lawyer and I have to give them as much evidence as I can and make it really easy for them to take notes because at the end of the day they have to create and take notes. And then go and present me in front of a committee."

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