About Julie Benezet

Julie Benezet has devoted her working life to exploring the new, building businesses and helping others do the same. She developed Amazon’s first global real estate organization, worked many years as a finance lawyer, and led the growth of several successful businesses.

She now consults, writes, and speaks on living and leading in the 21st Century and decoding human behavior in the face of change.

Julie’s book, The Journey of Not Knowing: How 21st Century Leaders Can Chart a Course Where There Is None, advocates a new approach to leadership that embraces the scariness of the unknown as a source of inspiration rather than an obstacle to building a better future.
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Julie’s Books

The Journey of Not Knowing books

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”— T.S. Eliot

What’s New

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Taking Chances to Lead Change in the 21st Century: Why It’s Cool Not to Be So Cool

The internet changed all the rules…

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Who, Me?

When working on a project, there are various human roadblocks that consistently clog the path to project execution….


The Leadership Life Is Messy: 5 Ideas to Address the Mess

Leadership requires something that lies outside of the orderly world of tools…

Uncertain about the future of your enterprise?
Here are 4 tips to confront and defeat those fears.

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Recent Media Chats

With the recent publication of The Journal of Not Knowing, Julie has been the subject of the following media interviews.

How Business Leaders Can Navigate the Unknown — and Thrive

Julie Benezet joined Amazon in 1998, when the company was just another ambitious startup in the nascent business of internet retail. Listen Now »

Bert Martinez Interview with Julie Benezet

Bert Martinez is a best selling author and radio show host of Money For Lunch. In this video he interviews Julie and discusses her career and her book, The Journey of Not Knowing. Watch Now »

Leading change: How one woman helped then-fledgling Amazon survive and thrive

Ryan Jespersen interviews Julie Benezet, author of The Journey of Not Knowing, and former director at Amazon. Listen Now »

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