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Opinion

The Jeff Bezos trait we all share

Focus on impact and reinvention is the new career trajectory of the century

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Jeff Bezos, pictured in April 2018: all of the senior leaders like him found that every career has a midnight hour.   © AP

Diana Wu David is an ex-Financial Times executive and Hong Kong-based strategist and speaker who teaches at Hong Kong University Business School. She is author of "Future Proof: Reinventing Work in the Age of Acceleration."

It came as a surprise to many that Jeff Bezos, at 57, decided to step down as CEO of Amazon this week to follow his passions and reinvent himself. Why would he leave Amazon during a blockbuster year?

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