American tech entrepreneur, investor, philanthropist Jeff Bezos who is also the richest man shares his daily routine. The man who’s the richest person in the world surprisingly does not rush things. And he’s managing a lot: he’s the founder, chairman, and CEO of Amazon, founder of Blue Origin, the owner of The Washington Post and in charge of doing the dishes.
He’s a regular cook who finds puttering very important
He shared his routine at the Economic Club of Washington, D.C. on September 13 where he shared several things including how he loved having breakfast with his kids every morning before they went to school. He’s also a great cook apparently; Jeff Bezos has cooked up some mighty blueberry-chocolate chip pancakes Seattle Seahawks player Russell Wilson and singer Ciara.
“I like to read the newspaper, I like to have coffee, I like to have breakfast with my kids before they go to school.”
Taking time for puttering early morning is important for the billionaire. Surprisingly, puttering is an activity that reduces the risk of cardiovascular problems as one approaches their sixties. Cooking, cleaning and doing miscellaneous house chores apparently also makes time for one’s mind to wander free which makes a lot of space for creativity.
“I like to putter in the mornings”, he explains “My puttering time is very important to me.”
Looks like Bezos is onto something: he’s often implied the importance of creativity “I think frugality drives innovation, just like other constraints do. One of the only ways to get out of a tight box is to invent your way out,” says Jeff.
He starts with what’s most important
Jeff Bezos told the audience how he starts with his most important meetings whenever he gets to work. This might again be an attempt to make the most out of his cognitive power and decision making abilities.
“I set my first meeting for 10 a.m.,” he says, “I like to do my high IQ meetings before lunch, like anything that’s going to be really mentally challenging, that’s a 10:00 a.m. meeting.”