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Who Is Jeff Bezos? And What is Amazon?

Monday, October 28, 2013 - 01:00 AM

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.

Guests:

Brad Stone

Hosted by:

Manoush Zomorodi

Editors:

Charlie Herman and Daniel P. Tucker

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Comments [1]

Neil from Austin

Amazon sure has reached the tipping point in the way it treats its customers. I have noticed that in its Subscribe & Save service it is using bait and switch tactics: you purchase something, put it on Subscribe and Save for regular delivery and then the price is increased 10-20%. I can understand price fluctuations, but the Subscribe & Save prices usually go up and then by more than a few percent.

Dec. 26 2013 12:47 PM

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