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Jeff Bezos Reveals What Inspires Him the Most at Work

The Amazon founder talked about how he makes decisions that make a real impact.

If Jeff Bezos has anything to say about it, Blue Origin will be sending tourists to space sometime next year. In conversation at the Wired Summit in San Francisco, the Amazon founder and CEO said Blue Origin is the “most important thing ...

by Nina Zipkin  | October 21, 2018 09:00:00
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The Formula Jeff Bezos Uses to Identify Great Ideas

The Amazon founder revealed his thought process in a recent interview

Jeff Bezos is currently the richest person on earth. And just this week, Amazon was valued at $1 trillion. It's clear Bezos didn’t get to this point in his career without having a certain skill for identifying and cultivating ideas that change the ...

by Nina Zipkin  | September 10, 2018 12:00:00
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Globe Bundles Amazon Prime Video With Subscription Plans to Sustain Digital Growth

Video streaming service available free for six months to new customers

Globe Telecom has bundled Amazon Prime Video (APV), the internet giant’s video streaming service, with the telco’s subscription plans as part of its efforts to boost revenues from data and other digital business segments.On August 30, Globe Telecom announced its partnership with ...

by Paul John Caña  | September 04, 2018 04:00:00
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Apple Wins the Race to $1 Trillion: Here Are the Key Insights From This Quarter's Earnings Reports

Also, Amazon surpassed analysts' estimates of per-share earnings by 103%

“Follow the money, and see where it goes.” That’s a line from Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit musical Hamilton, but it’s just as applicable in 2018 -- especially when public companies release quarterly earnings reports.Within the last two weeks, a large swath of big names ...

by Hayden Field  | August 03, 2018 06:00:00
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He's $53 Billion Richer Than Everyone Else and 24 Other Crazy Things We've Learned About Jeff Bezos

The Amazon founder has come a long way

In 1994, the then 30-year-old Jeff Bezos left behind a six-figure gig on Wall Street as the youngest ever senior vice president at investment banking firm D.E. Shaw & Co. to start Amazon in Seattle. Now, he's perennially in competition to be the richest man ...

by Nina Zipkin  | July 15, 2018 12:00:00
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10 Leadership Lessons From Amazon's Massive Success

Take a lot of risks and run with the ones that pan out

Since Amazon was started in 1994 it has grown into a behemoth, netting $178 billion in revenue in 2017. It's expanded into countless industries after beginning strictly selling books. It's continuing to expand with acquisitions, most recently acquiring Ring.Through this growth, Amazon has also ...

by John Rampton  | April 05, 2018 02:00:00
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Steve Jobs Was an Arrogant You-Know-What. Jeff Bezos and Larry Ellison Aren't Teddy Bears, Either

These five controversial leaders who are/were polarizing, and why that may have been what made them so successful

We all like to fantasize about great leaders being ideal models of humanity in every category: They’re strong, smart, noble, calm . . . right?They're easy to get along with, and, what's more, almost anyone who meets them sees plainly that they’re cut out ...

by Jayson Demers  | January 11, 2018 08:00:00
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Odd and Unusual: Things You Never Knew About Jeff Bezos and 4 Other Big Names

Jeff Bezos does something at home every night because "it's the sexiest thing I do"

History is full of tales of remarkable people with unusual personal habits: The French author Honoré de Balzac allegedly drank up to 50 cups of coffee a day (not recommended, since he also suffered from stomach cramps, headaches, and high blood pressure).Thomas Edison reportedly slept only two hours a ...

by Thomas Smale  | January 02, 2018 12:00:00
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The Impact Amazon Has (or Soon Will Have) on Your Brand: Do You Have a Plan?

A strategy along the lines of "If you can't beat 'em, join 'em" may be your best move

"Catch-up" in this regard means implementing a strategy that capitalizes on the opportunities the Amazon channel provides but also protects the brand from what Amazon has become: Through its efforts to improve sales, search, advertising and product development, Amazon now has substantial influence over how products ...

by Joseph Hansen and James Thomson  | October 12, 2017 02:00:00
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Amazon Is Buying Whole Foods for $13.7 Billion. Is It a Good Deal?

The grocery chain will continue to operate stores under the Whole Foods brand

Amazon announced on Friday that it is acquiring grocery store chain Whole Foods Market for $42 per share -- a total of approximately $13.7 billion in cash.Whole Foods Market will continue to operate its stores under the same name as a separate ...

by Lydia Belanger  | June 20, 2017 08:00:00
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Amazon, Now Worth 2 Walmarts, Is Donating Half of Its New Building to a Homeless Shelter

The shelter will open in 2020

This week marks Amazon’s 20th anniversary as a public company, and the ecommerce giant has something to celebrate.Before the market opened on Monday, Amazon was valued at $459 billion, which meant that is was worth as much as two Walmarts. Before the trading day ...

by Nina Zipkin  | May 18, 2017 08:00:00
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Amazon Look Is a Camera That Picks Your Outfit

The Alexa-powered camera takes photos of your outfit and gives fashion suggestions

This story originally appeared on PCMagThe experience of shopping for clothes on Amazon just got a bit closer to visiting a bespoke tailor or personal stylist thanks to Wednesday's unveiling of the Amazon Look, the latest gadget powered by the retail giant's Alexa voice ...

by Tom Brant  | May 02, 2017 12:00:00
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Jeff Bezos Will Sell $1 Billion of Amazon Stock a Year to Fund Blue Origin

Given Amazon's value, he sure can afford it

Space travel is no easy feat -- and it comes at a price. Just ask Amazon founder and CEO, Washington Post owner and founder of space company Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos.At the 33rd Space Symposium Conference on Wednesday, Bezos revealed that he is selling ...

by Rose Leadem  | April 09, 2017 08:00:00
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