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One Click: Jeff Bezos and the Rise of Amazon.com | Angel Ceballos — Designer / New York Photographer
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One Click: Jeff Bezos and the Rise of Amazon.com by Richard L. Brandt
Jan 24, 2012 • Richard L. Brandt

One Click: Jeff Bezos and the Rise of Amazon.com

Highlights: “It’s a philosophy promoted by Silicon Valley start-ups that the best people are those who don’t know that something “can’t be done,” and therefore will figure out how to do it.”

“… physical bookstores will become ever-nicer places to be. They are going to have more sofas, better lattes, nicer people working there. Good bookstores are the community centres of the 20th century.”

“We are not profitable,” he told The New York Times in January 1997. “We could be. It would be the easiest thing in the world to be profitable. It would also be the dumbest. We are taking what might be profits and reinvesting them in the future of the business. It would literally be the stupidest decision any management team could make to make Amazon.com profitable right now.”

Finished reading: Jan 2012


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