The foundation of his secret is that he was on an entirely different time-horizon. He didn’t care to win over a period defined by someone else, whether that be the media or Wall Street; rather, he was doing his own thing today while being relentlessly focused on tomorrow. Observing this, if there is one skill that separates Bezos from other effective CEOs  - and really most people in general  -  it’s the ability to make optimal decisions in the face of a future he doesn’t fully understand. Most of us have to make similar decisions all the time, and these decisions are incredibly important, and their consequences can ripple for decades. Having a framework is absolutely crucial. Luckily, we can steal one. Get the full story at Quartz