You might have heard: Amazon’s co-founder and chief executive Jeff Bezos is leaving the building. He is handing the company’s reins to Andy Jassy, the current head of the fast-growing and very profitable Amazon Web Services. Even though I already wrote about the Amazonian Transition, at the nudging of a friend, I decided to look … Continue reading The how & why of Jeff Bezos’ exit from Amazon
Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos is stepping down and will transition to executive chairman’s role in the third quarter of 2021. Andy Jassy, the chief of Amazon Web Services, will be taking over. With Bezos moving out of the CEO chair, the four largest (almost) trillion-dollar companies — Apple, Amazon, Google, and Microsoft — … Continue reading An Amazonian Transition
When Amazon announced the addition to its board of directors of General Keith Alexander, the controversial former chief of the National Security Agency, the condemnation came thick and fast. Alexander is the mastermind of a widespread surveillance program. His appointment to the board of Amazon only stoked the fears that Amazon and its Amazon Web Services … Continue reading In Convenience We Trust
In my previous post, I urged you all to take a moment and make some price comparisons before buying from Amazon, which is no longer the cheapest or the best place to buy stuff. Other options are equally convenient — it not as fast — especially when it comes to returning stuff that isn’t up to scratch.
However, in the process of writing that post, I ended up spending a lot of time reading (and re-reading) Jeff Bezos’ letter to Amazon shareholders. Here is some wisdom that can apply to all types of organizations – teams, small startups, partnerships, and large groups.
Here are five articles I read this week that I think are worth your time. Musk versus Bezos: The Battle of Space Billionaires. If you look beyond the headline, then you get a pretty good understanding of SpaceX and Blue Origin and how they are different. Scientific American has done an excellent job here. (Read) … Continue reading What to read this weekend