The Amazon Management System

The Ultimate Digital Business Engine That Creates Extraordinary Value for Both Customers and Shareholders

Ram Charan and Julia Yang

Publisher: Ideapress
Publication Date:  December 10th, 2019
Price: $25.95
162 pages; hardcover
ISBN: 978-1646870042

Amazon’s trillion-dollar success is the envy of everyone, but achievable by anyone.

What has propelled their record streak of growth? It’s as simple as six building blocks distilled by New York Times bestselling author and global CEO advisor Ram Charan and Julia Yang in THE AMAZON MANAGEMENT SYSTEM: The Ultimate Digital Engine that Powered Amazon’s Unprecedented Growth and Shareholder Value Creation (Ideapress; December 10, 2019):

  • Building Block 1: Customer-Obsessed Business Model
  • Building Block 2: Continuous Bar-Raising Talent Pool
  • Building Block 3: AI-Powered Data & Metrics System
  • Building Block 4: Ground-Breaking Invention Machine
  • Building Block 5: High-Velocity & High-Quality Decision-Making
  • Building Block 6: A Forever Day-1 culture.

From their high-velocity decision-making to their top talent hiring practices, the insider secrets behind Amazon’s success are now within anyone’s grasp, block by block.

Whether you are an established CEO or a recent college grad, this book will help your business win in a new digital era that demands nonstop innovation.

“As a result of a highly successful advisory and consulting career, Ram Charan has studied innumerable companies and their management systems. The Amazon Management System challenges readers and their organizations to understand and then implement the management system that shortly will be demanded by their customers.”
Larry Bossidy, former CEO of Honeywell and coauthor of Execution 

“Amazon is secretive, but it is not a black box. The management secrets of this successful company are here. You can’t afford not to read this fascinating book.”
Geoff Colvin, bestselling author and Senior Editor-at-Large, Fortune


“Ram Charan is a deeply insightful thinker on leadership. He has brilliantly unpacked Amazon’s Management System that will inspire new ways of working.”
— Bill Ford, CEO, General Atlantic Corporation 

“Ram does it again. He distills the maximum brilliance from a very complex company into the minimum number of pages, leaving the reader smarter and better prepared.”
Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., President & CEO, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) 

“Amazon’s incredible success is a premier case study of organization reinvention.  Ram and Julia discover and define six building blocks of Amazon’s success that can be adapted to any organization.  This is THE easy to read ideas and simple to do actions template are the playbook for anyone wanting to create a more effective organization.”
— Dave Ulrich, Rensis Likert Professor, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan coauthor of Reinventing the Organization 

“As I was reading this short, to-the-point book, I paused and reflected about our own management system and determined what I needed to change. Whether it’s data, machine learning, cash flow, hiring or customer obsession, Amazon is the leader to learn from and this book is the guide.”
Michael J. Graff, Chairman, CEO and President, American Air Liquide  

“No company should try to be like Amazon. But every company can learn from Amazon. Ram Charan and Julia Yang reveal how you can adapt elements from Amazon into your own 21st-century management system to become stronger, smarter, faster, and more successful.”
 —Thomas A. Stewart, Executive Director, National Center for the Middle Market and co-author of Woo, Wow, and Win: Service Design, Strategy, and the Art of Customer Delight 

“Most of us watch in awe as Amazon dominates the competition with nonstop rapid-fire disruption.  But they are no outlier. Anyone can replicate their success by learning Amazon’s management system as revealed in this short but powerful book.”
Charlene Li, bestselling author of The Disruption Mindset and Senior Fellow at Altimeter, a Prophet company