>Mike Bezos told Stone that, even though they'd seen the business plan, they didn't exactly understand it. "As corny as it sounds, we were betting on Jeff," Mike Bezos said.
That line so great. They were just betting on their son even though they didn't understand the business at the time. I wonder what percentage he gave them? Having believe in you even if its just your parents probably was a big reason he was so successful.
Main point though is that Bezos was literally a genius, he was part of an experimental educational program for gifted children, and he was one of the most gifted in that program. He was also ruthless. I want to say, how could you not bet on someone like that? He was working with geniuses, had a vision, and the ability to lead them.