Thursday, August 29, 2013

Who is Jeffrey P. Bezos and What Does He Want from the Washington Post?

Hey Yupette,

It's only a matter of a few months before the Washington Post is owned by Jeff Bezos. So what's Jeff Bezos like? Short answer, he's an Ivy League Yupster who's looking for a big life change - from tech to politics. Plus, working conditions in Amazon warehouses are dismal and Amazon workers are inundating the media with complaints that Amazon is the 'WalMart of the Web'. Jeff and Amazon need the kind of PR right now that only the ownership of a major national newspaper can provide. Jeff's also impressed by the social position and political contacts Don Graham's accumulated over the past couple decades he's run the Post. Watch for Jeff to shelve his esoteric projects in order to spend his time mixing with the movers and shakers.

Later,

Renny (Amazon Management 2009-2011)

35 Comments:

At 29 August, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fortunately, my only experience so far with a Kindle was trying to make a demo unit at Barnes and Noble work to the point where I could read the novel that was stored in memory.

 
At 29 August, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bezos has grown immensely wealthy from the labor of a huge temporary workforce in areas with double-digit unemployment...15% and up.

 
At 29 August, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Recent news report (August 5th): 'Brutal Conditions in Amazon's Warehouses threaten to Ruin the Company's Image'.

 
At 29 August, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Graham Family had to know about the working conditions at Amazon, which have been reported for years.

 
At 29 August, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Want to read the Post after December 31, 2014? Buy a Kindle now and avoid the year-end rush.

 
At 29 August, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Graham family gives up the Post to pursue mediocre for-profit education? Kaplan U. graduates fewer than half its entering students.

 
At 30 August, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kaplan U. also created a huge number of former students who dropped out and defaulted on their student loans.

 
At 30 August, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

And another huge number who dropped out and are paying off their student loans.

 
At 30 August, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's a Kindle in my future? It's hard enough reading the Post on-line via my laptop with a 17" high definition screen.

 
At 30 August, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bezos will put the Post entirely online. He can't market people who buy the paper via vending boxes.

 
At 30 August, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don Graham and Jeff Bezos. What a pair of Ivy League Elitists. Anyone else notice that Kaplan is located in the same places where Bezos and other on-line plutocrats have located their warehouses aka fufillment centers?

Tired of working in that warehouse where it's 100 degrees in summer and 50 degrees in winter for $11 an hour as a temp? Kaplan can help.

 
At 30 August, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

What next from Bezos Interplanetary? How about -- Jeff pitches taking over and privatizing the U.S. Postal Service to his fellow tea party libertarians in Congress.

 
At 30 August, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Much of the recent Washington Post-Kaplan PR consists of making a lame defense for the high student loan default rate of Kaplan U. drop-outs.

 
At 30 August, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Washington Post Corporation has owned Kaplan for how long? But if you look at the graduation rates and student loan default rates for most Kaplan campuses, they are dismal. Where is the media concern about the for-profit colleges that can't educate?

 
At 30 August, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jeff and Don fleece the sheeple both ways, at work and at school.

 
At 31 August, 2013 , Anonymous Jeremy said...

Check out the August 6th Huffington Post report about the tawdry dealings of Don Graham and the Washington Post Corporation vis a vis Kaplan.

The self-righteous Pulitzer Prize journalism at the Post has been subsidized for more than a decade by Post Corporation-Kaplan fleece-the-sheeple schemes. Three years ago Graham and others in the industry even had the Obama Administration water down new regulations aimed at stopping abuses by the education for-profits (in return for what from Graham and the Post?).

Surprise, surprise, the Obama Administration announced a new get-tough approach for higher education financing, based on outcomes, at the same time Graham announced the Post's sale to Bezos.

It will be interesting to watch Kaplan's future unfiold once Graham won't have the Post around to intimidate the pols who write the legislation that regulates for-profits like Kaplan.

 
At 31 August, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone want to speculate how successful labor unions like the Teamsters will be organizing workers at Amazon's warehouses?

 
At 31 August, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

This blog posting answers the question: Who benefits when a national security state keeps hundreds of millions of its citizens in a state of fear and economic hardship for decades?

 
At 31 August, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let me guess. Washington Post September 1, 2014 front page: Teamsters locals rife with corruption.

First business page: Kaplan reports 'vastly improved' graduation rate.

 
At 31 August, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now that Don Graham, who is on a first-name basis with all the national, state, and local political incumbents, won't be running the paper, can the citizens whose interests the Post purportedly serves have a fair and unbiased system for political endorsements?

 
At 31 August, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Big change at the Post: Movers and Shakers will meet with the Publisher and Owner at the P Club rather than at the H Club.

 
At 01 September, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Fair and Unbiased System for the Post's Political Endorsements"? Let's ask Jeff about that.

 
At 01 September, 2013 , Anonymous Dump Fi$ette said...

$cott, please stop trashing and start reading what's posted on this blog.

 
At 01 September, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about a visit to Kaplan University's Hagerstown Campus? Talk about expensive and mediocre education.

 
At 02 September, 2013 , Anonymous Tiffany from Hagerstown said...

Pleze don't be so down on Kaplan U. Before I was a student there I culd not reed or rite at all. Now I are a intern at the Wash Post who gets to pick which politicans gets re-elected.

 
At 03 September, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yesterday the Post reported that, surprise, surprise, private colleges don't want the feds penalizing them for not educating their students.

 
At 03 September, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Question has to be asked - how many functional illiterates is Kaplan admitting and then flunking after a year because they're illiterate?

 
At 03 September, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for proving to my satisfaction that the Post's and Sun Gazette's owners are thoroughly corrupt.

 
At 03 September, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gee, I wonder where Donald Trump got the idea for his "Success College"?

 
At 03 September, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jeff Bezos and Don Graham would be incensed if Princeton and Harvard recruited functionally illiterate high school drop outs and had them apply for $65,000 in student loans for their first (and last) year of higher education.

 
At 03 September, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Recruiting high school drop outs to a private higher education system that's mediocre and expensive? Quite a follow-on to running the Post.

 
At 03 September, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Donald Trump may actually escape the consequences of his foray into for-profit education.

 
At 03 September, 2013 , Anonymous Ther's a Kindle in Your Future said...

Wash Post today: Bezos says he aims for a 'new golden era' at Post

 
At 04 September, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Elitist Post editorial page editors today urged Vince Gary to veto a minimum wage bill that would give some DC retail workers the same hourly wages that Amazon warehouse workers receive, about $11 per hour.

 
At 16 September, 2013 , Anonymous P. said...

Po$t $ucks --- outgoing CEO is a con artist, incoming CEO is a miser.

 

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