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I continue to find it one of the most interesting and beguiling companies out there. Their combination of secrecy, ambition, inventiveness, the complexity of the business and the fact that they have so much more runway.feedback
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Jul 29 2017 Amazon
Brad Stone has most recently been quoted in an article called Bezos Slips to Second Richest. What Lies Ahead for Amazon? - NBC News. Brad Stone said, “It turned people into Amazon addicts that increased their spending on the site and it was an idea that worked.”. Brad Stone has been quoted a grand total of 29 times in 10 articles.
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Jun 19 2017 - Uber

I Ubered home that night to my Airbnb, near the Cathédrale Notre Dame de Paris. Once back, I received a frantic phone call from my worried host, Ivan, whom I had never met in person (he was out of town and had left me the keys) but who wanted to make sure I was O.K. The next morning, he emailed: 'I was relieved to hear you yesterday on the phone. I hope you are well today despite the critical times in Paris.' He invited me to stay for as long as necessary until the travel situation in the city returned to normal.feedback

Jun 19 2017 - Uber

Uber's lawyers and lobbyists, who had begged him, unsuccessfully, to seek compromise and testify with humility, began to whisper in reverent tones about a new political dictate that contravened all their old assumptions. Travis's Law. It went something like this: Our product is so superior to the status quo that if we give people the opportunity to see it or try it, in any place in the world where government has to be at least somewhat responsive to the people, they will demand it and defend its right to exist.feedback

Jun 14 2017 - SpaceX

Bezos has said he learns more from novels than nonfiction.feedback

May 14 2017 - Uber

Instead of firing her, though, Graves gave her time to find her footing. Later he dismissed his first driver-operations manager and installed Geidt in the role.feedback

Mar 29 2017 - Amazon

[The book is] a collection of memos to employees by the chairman of the now defunct investment bank Bear Stearns. In his memos, Greenberg is constantly restating the bank's core values, especially modesty and frugality.feedback

Mar 29 2017 - Amazon

Bezos has said he learns more from novels than nonfiction. A video game designer argues that intelligent systems can be created from the bottom up if one devises a set of primitive building blocks. The book was influential in the creation of Amazon Web Services, or AWS, the service that popularized the notion of the cloud.feedback

Mar 29 2017 - Amazon

An enormously influential business book whose principles Amazon acted on and that facilitated the creation of the Kindle and [Amazon Web Services]. Some companies are reluctant to embrace disruptive technology because it might alienate customers and undermine their core business, but Christensen argues that ignoring potential disruption is even costlier.feedback

Mar 29 2017 - Amazon

In his autobiography, Walmart's founder expounds on the principles of discount retailing and discusses his core values of frugality and a bias for action – a willingness to try a lot of things and make many mistakes. Bezos included both in Amazon's corporate values. An exposition of the science of manufacturing written in the guise of the novel, the book encourages companies to identify the biggest constraints in their operations, and then structure their organizations to get the most out of those constraints.feedback

Mar 29 2017 - Amazon

[This is] a guide to using data to measure everything from customer satisfaction to the effectiveness of marketing. Amazon employees must support all assertions with data, and if the data has a weakness, they must point it out or their colleagues will do it for them.feedback

Mar 29 2017 - Amazon

An influential computer scientist makes the counterintuitive argument that small groups of engineers are more effective than larger ones at handling complex software projects.feedback

Mar 29 2017 - Amazon

The scholar argues that people are wired to see patterns in chaos while remaining blind to unpredictable events, with massive consequences. Experimentation and empiricism trumps the easy and obvious narrative.feedback

Feb 25 2017 - Uber

We are dangerously close to a turning point. The Uber brand has taken a hit with worrying frequency over the last couple of weeks. They need to make sure they can straighten things out.feedback

Feb 25 2017 - Uber

This industry required a certain personality to change it, someone willing to stand up to regulators and change laws or make new ones. So, the thing that made him and the company successful is now causing havoc.feedback

Feb 25 2017 - Uber

For the last few years, they've been trying to roll out a humbler more optimistic Travis. It's challenging for him.feedback

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