Why Jeff Bezos’s Two Pizza Rule Is One of the Secrets to Amazon’s Success

It's a delicious solution to all of your business woes.


It’s no secret that Amazon is an insanely successful company. CEO Jeff Bezos’s smart and efficient business model is what makes Amazon an ever-growing powerhouse. Part of that business model involves the way he runs his meetings, and oddly enough, it has to do with pizza. These are the things you should always buy on Amazon.

No, he doesn’t bribe his employees to come to their 3 o’clock meeting using pizza. Instead, it’s a rule he uses to keep meetings productive. He calls it the “two pizza rule” or the “two pizza team.” Basically, Bezos will only hold meetings in which two pizzas will feed the entire group. If the group that’s gathered together to meet is too large, then nothing will get done. This is how much money Amazon employees really make.

Everyone has probably experienced their fair share of meetings where everyone just talks over each other and no progress is made at the end of it. Considering the success of Amazon, the “two pizza rule” is one that all companies might want to consider using. It’s the most delicious solution to the problem, wouldn’t you agree? 

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Morgan Cutolo
Morgan is an Associate Editor at Reader’s Digest. She graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 2016 where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. She writes for rd.com, helps lead the editorial relationship with our partners, manages our year-round interns, and keeps the hundreds of pieces of content our team produces every month organized. In her free time, she likes exploring the seacoast of Maine where she lives and works remotely full time and snuggling up on the couch with her corgi, Eggo, to watch HGTV or The Office.