Thursday, August 29, 2013
Who is Jeffrey P. Bezos and What Does He Want from the Washington Post?
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.
Renny (Amazon Management 2009-2011)