Who Is Jeff Bezos? And What is Amazon?

He wants to find in a cheaper way to get to outer space.  He’s building a clock that ticks once a year, moves its "century hand" once every hundred years and chimes once a millennium.  Oh, and he’s also the CEO of the world’s largest online retailer, Amazon.  He is Jeff Bezos.

In this week’s New Tech City Quickie, Bloomberg Businessweek senior writer Brad Stone, author of the new book The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon throws light on the story behind the man and the company: His upbringing, his personality and management style and why Bezos continues to pump Amazon's extraordinary revenues into new ventures within the company instead of pleasing shareholders by turning a profit.