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We are particularly keen to reach out and encourage organisations that might not have worked with the defence and security sector before, such as those developing commercial driverless vehicles, drone delivery services and robotic agriculture, to get involved with the challenge and help us rapidly advance the way we deliver tactical military
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Apr 23 2017
You can find on this page a variety of quotes, by one or many people, on what they said about Amazon. 306 people are quoted and you can read 539 citations of them about Amazon. Jeff Bezos, Jim Cramer and John Blackledge, are those who have spoken the most about this topic. Jeff Bezos said: “Mostly, as any of us go through our lives, we don't need to maximize the number of decisions we make per day. Making a small number of key decisions well is more important than making a large number of decisions. If you shortchange your sleep, you might get a couple of extra 'productive' hours, but that productivity might be an illusion.”.
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Chris Reining

Once you start tracking this stuff and seeing it month to month and then year to year, you really start to understand, If I spend less, that means I've saving and investing more. And if I'm saving and investing more, I'm going to be able to walk away sooner. I'm going to be able to have financial independence sooner, because these numbers all work

Chris Reining

When this point happens is when you can seriously consider retiring because you are officially financially independent! No more income is needed from a

Art Pettigrue

A human being is very good at disambiguating multiple responses, but with a voice interface you want to try to make the one, right choice from the very beginning for

Steve Ballmer - Microsoft

I think the company is well-positioned, on the other hand (there is) a lot of work to do. I think that on the cloud side with Office 365 and Azure, the company's got a real shot but not a birth right, they are going to have to push very hard with Azure versus Amazon Web

Guru Hariharan

It's most likely a strategy to get more data and test the right

Robert Dolan

Many moons ago, there used to be one price for

Guru Hariharan

In this range, there's a crushing point. There's a bloodbath

Thomas Nagle

If you did that, it would take you all day to go to the grocery

Thomas Nagle

Everyone was thrilled. We'd been relying on all these contrived surveys: 'Given these options at these prices, what would you do?' But the real world is not a controlled

Robert Dolan

I don't think anyone could have predicted how sophisticated these algorithms have become. I certainly didn'

Travis Kalanick - Uber

Then the person who is in first, or the entity that's in first, then rolls out a ride-sharing network that is far cheaper or far higher-quality than Uber's, then Uber is no longer a

Jeff Bezos -

If you're good at course correcting, being wrong may be less costly than you think, whereas being slow is going to be expensive for

Elena Lytkina Botelho

The biggest aha, overall, is that some of the things that make CEOs attractive to the board have no bearing on their performance. Like most human beings, they get seduced by charismatic, polished presenters. They simply do better in interviews. I've been in the room and had directors express the concern -- 'this person is such a strong introvert, how will they really lead?feedback

Elena Lytkina Botelho

There was zero correlation between pedigree and ultimate performance. We frankly expected to find that strong CEOs stood out for the quality of their decisions -- that they turn out to be right more frequently. But what very clearly stood out was the speed. Quality was likely something they developed earlier, but then they're willing to step up and make the decision faster, even with more

Donald J. Trump

So true. @foxandfriends. The Fake Media (not Real Media) has gotten even worse since the election. Every story is badly slanted. We have to hold them to the truth!feedback

Ian Spicknall

I think they're for people of a certain income – probably tech industry workers. I like mom-and-pop shops, the backbone of America, and you feel like you are supporting the community. Seattle is a lot about being green, going hiking, and breweries. People like to shop

Leonard Garfield

In 1852 Henry Yesler was invited into the community of fewer than 100 people because he had a sawmill that was different to any other around. That initial technological innovation distinguished Seattle from any other of these small villages popping up in the woods of the north-west. You can see it again with Bill Boeing and again with Bill Gates, and it keeps repeating itself – relatively young people who are willing to embrace the new technology, willing to take a risk and willing to invite people to the table who are different than the people already

Nell Rona -

We have all kinds of customers, who shop in various ways, who look for a wide range of items, and do so on any number of different occasions. As a result, we've created a variety of innovative services that satisfy customers' different needs as it relates to grocery

Nicole Jamieson

It's fun. My kids love it because it looks cool with all its lights flashing. You need to move fast, though – they sell out

Don Stuart

The $800bn-plus grocery market is the Goliath, and Amazon would like to penetrate it more deeply than it can with just Prime or different types of direct online e-commerce activity. It's right in their backyard. They can keep an eye on things every day, control it, change the variables that they're

Ian Spicknall

I prefer to go to the store and spend an hour or so choosing what I want, looking at prices. It's hard to look at groceries on a tablet. It'll be good for certain types of people, like mini-van moms, being able to pick up their groceries on the way

Jeff Reifman

I'm spending [less time in Seattle] now, and Amazon has a lot to do with that. Since 2010 Amazon has been increasing exponentially. There's a huge impact on traffic, the cost of housing, the affordability. There was a connection to nature, a lefty awareness, a hippy culture, a focus on literature and the arts. Seattle is becoming one of the world's greatest cities, but success has a cost in that it doesn't have a rich cultural flavour to

Nell Rona -

We've made a long-term commitment to invest in the city of Seattle. From unique retail space on the ground floor of all our buildings to public spaces nearby – such as an outdoor dog park, playing fields, a shared-use street that's designed to be great for pedestrians as well as cars, art installations, covered public walkways and other

Victoria Coren Mitchell

We’ve all had customer services meltdowns. Mine involved a discussion about percussion…If you work for the John Lewis Partnership, you may soon hear me bursting into tears as I inquire after the whereabouts of 50 miniature

Liza Daly

Artificial intelligence tends to mean whatever it is that computers can't quite master

Jeff Bezos -

Inside AWS, we're excited to lower the costs and barriers to machine learning and AI so organizations of all sizes can take advantage of these advanced

Jeff Bezos -

Over the past decades computers have broadly automated tasks that programmers could describe with clear rules and algorithms. Modern machine learning techniques now allow us to do the same for tasks where describing the precise rules is much

Jeff Blackburn

It's making those decisions for us through a third party, industry standard filter that we use. And that's what you're seeing. Some of the pages on the site that you mentioned are passing through those

Jeff Blackburn

I want you to know that it is something we are looking ... at very regularly. We have our eyes on

Tariq Black Thought Trotter

Our love for music started as young kids, and we hope to inspire a generation of future artists, musicians and music fans through the stories we tell and the music they hear on these

Christopher Tung

We need to be more comfortable asking for

Christopher Tung

I'm a believer [that] you should learn. If you stay at a company too long, you could limit what you could

Christopher Tung

We need to be more comfortable asking for help. A lot of people think they will hear,

Christopher Tung

You never want to be the last one to go. Move when it's advantageous. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over

Jeff Bezos -

Most decisions should probably be made with somewhere around 70% of the information you wish you had. If you wait for 90%, in most cases, you're probably being slow. Plus, either way, you need to be good at quickly recognizing and correcting bad decisions. If you're good at course correcting, being wrong may be less costly than you think, whereas being slow is going to be expensive for

Hugh Thomson

Percival Fawcett is a model for how to lose friends and make enemies in the

Mark Lore - Wal-Mart Stores

This is really about giving the customer more choice in ways that are only possible with this unique set of

Mark Lore - Wal-Mart Stores

We're creating price transparency to empower customers to shop smarter and choose what's best for

Kerry Rice - Needham And Company

We believe Amazon's established dominance in the U.S. is sustainable with Prime [subscriber services], mobile penetration and third-party

Richard Hayne - Urban Outfitters

We are seeing the results: Doors shuttering and rents retreating. This trend will continue for the foreseeable future and may even

Robert Riesbeck

While we had discussions with more than 50 private equity firms, strategic buyers, and other investors, unfortunately, we were unsuccessful in our plan to secure a viable buyer of the business on a going-concern basis within the expedited timeline set by our

Hugh Hefner

My love of music, rooted in Jazz and the popular music that grew from it, has enriched my life in ways beyond description. It is the music of my younger days that has resonated with me through a lifetime of celebrations, triumphs, and wonderfully romantic love affairs. It is also the music that has comforted me in times of sorrow and darkness. The music I love remains the soundtrack of my life and continues to bring me joy, inspire me and most importantly, keep my heart

Jeff Bezos -

If we can make access to space low-cost, then entrepreneurs will be unleashed. You will see creativity, you will see dynamism, you will see the same thing in space that I've witnessed on the internet in the last 20 years. It's a mistake to race to a deadline when you're talking about a flying vehicle, especially one that you're going to put people on. I still think we can do commercial paying passengers in

Bill Gurley

Evan, as we've watched him evolve, was also one of the first people to exploit AR. Those features were in the phone for like two or three years ... no one did it. Evan did it. Which is pretty

Bill Gurley

It was fairly early – I think it was a single warehouse. I remember because Scott Cook and I did a presentation on why the employees should not watch the stock price everyday, at Jeff's request. I would say of all the people I know, he's certainly the most strategic thinker I've ever met. When we first stumbled upon this opportunity years ago, there was a lot of noise that suggested the company was all about sexting. When we spent more time with Evan, he had a very passionate view that social media, as it was defined at that moment, was

Roberto Cabral

In the universe of illegal activities in Amazonia, there's deforestation, gold prospecting, bush meat hunting, clandestine logging and animal smuggling. We wanted to combat these dealings with brains as well as boots on the

Martins Araújo

I saw their helicopter land in a clearing, like a scene out of some Hollywood

Maurício Brichta

You have to see the Amazon from above to get a sense of how much of it has already been

Joel Norton

Quite often you go to a retail store and they don't have what you want, so I think that's where Amazon is really able to raise the game, not just for retailers, but also a lot of other categories as well. We're still, in many businesses, still looking at sort of aggregated or summarized data. I think what Amazon's done extremely well from day one is around understanding the

Joel Norton

I think one of the challenges is that a lot of online brands, their online sales is only sort of 5 to 7 percent of their total sales, so they look at that thinking, I'm not going to get a great return on investment by improving my online

Joel Norton

Forty-three percent of all online sales in the U.S. is through Amazon and they sell more clothing than all the other retailers combined in the U.S. I expect they're going to have a similar impact when they come into Australia, not just in retail, but also in other categories as well. Australians are spending something like $500 to $700 million on Amazon in the U.S., so we're already a big user of

Jeff Bezos -

This is all about reusability. Reusability is the key to getting millions of people living and working in space. It has to real operational reusability. It can't be just theoretical

Jeff Bezos -

I always remind the team is that we are not racing. We are going to test it. We will put humans on this when it is ready and not a second sooner...It's a mistake to race to a deadline when you're talking about a flying vehicle, especially one you're going to put people on. The whole space industry is too small. The reason is, we don't fly very often. If airplane flights cost the same as in 1940, that would also be a small industry today….we need to get

Jeff Bezos -

Of course, we'll be just as competitive. But how do you compete? When people say that an entrant is disruptive in an industry, what they really mean is that customers are adopting that new way. At Amazon we've had a lot of inventions that we were very excited about and customers didn't care at all. And believe me, those inventions were not disruptive in any way. The only thing that's disruptive is customer adoption. If you can invent a better way, and customers believe that's a better way, then they will use it. And that's what we're trying to do at Blue

Jeff Bezos -

My business model right now for Blue Origin is that I sell about $1 billion a year of Amazon stock and I use it to invest in Blue Origin. It's very important that Blue Origin stand on its own feet and be a profitable, sustainable enterprise. That's how real progress gets made. My singular focus is to have people in space. To make that model work, we have to do other things, so satellite customers will cover some of the costs in the early innings. The demand for this will be up to the customers. I have thrown plenty of parties that no one came to, but I don't think that will be

Ken Cassar - Slice Intelligence

Amazon's new private label brands will need time to develop that familiarity. Still, competitive apparel brands...should keep a close eye on

Colin Sebastian

Amazon continues to invest aggressively in its video portfolio, and we would expect additional live content partnerships to be announced in the year

Denis Grisak

That was an overreaction on my part to a customer's rude behavior in the community board. The connection is now restored, though I doubt the customer will be interested in completing his installation. Some legal stuff is still on the to-do list. I made a promise to customers and I'll do everything in my power to ensure the service survives this episode. I deserved the beating; the customers did

Thomas B. Pahl

This case demonstrates what should be a bedrock principle for all companies – you must get customers' consent before you charge them. Consumers affected by Amazon's practices can now be compensated for charges they didn't expect or

Jeff Blackburn

We're focused on bringing our customers what they want to watch. Prime members want the NFL. For us, this is about starting to bring live sports to our Prime members all around the

Louis Navellier

That's Ulta Beauty. Their average customer is in their early 20s. Obviously they sell makeup. That's one of those things that's really hard to buy

Louis Navellier

We like Packaging Corp. of America. PKG. Nice little dividend yield. Very smooth, steady sales and earnings growth. They are benefiting immensely from online

Daniel Salmon - BMO Capital Markets

A key point of differentiation for Amazon [from competitors] is the massive amount of consumer purchase data it possesses. While Google knows what people are searching for and Facebook knows what people are interested in and who they are connected to, Amazon knows the specific products that customers are purchasing and how frequently they are purchasing these

Bill Burkland -

Whether you are a sole trader, a buyer in a mid-size company or a chief procurement officer in a large multi-national organization, Amazon Business has the products and capabilities to serve your

Bill Burkland -

Amazon Business combines more than 100m business products with a new set of unique business features – from reporting and analytics to spending limits and purchasing workflow

Michael Pachter - Wedbush Securities

They didn't buy service with Quidsi, they bought domain names and customer lists. It was inevitable that both diapers and soap would be absorbed into Amazon's overall business, as there is no competitive advantage given up by doing

Stacey Gilbert - Susquehanna

So all that being said, if you wanted the embedded protection that comes in options, the options themselves are about as cheap as we've

David Seaburg - Cowen and Company

The growth in grocery, in our opinion, is really going to drive the growth of the company for the next five

Shyam Patil

We continue to view AMZN as one of the top large-cap growth stories in

Stacey Gilbert - Susquehanna

Options in Amazon are about as cheap as we have seen, so if you are uncomfortable that our $1,250 price target is too bullish, or you're just concerned that that downside could be higher probability than we're pricing, the options are certainly an attractive way to play it right

Shawn Ashworth - AlixPartners
Alexa Driansky - AlixPartners

Retailers should, of course, continue to adapt. But they should also be aware that the move online comes with many expense pressures that they will need to offset to keep profitability

Jason Palmer

When he sees a problem or opportunity to do something better, he builds a company to solve

Maximilian Bittner - Lazada Group

Our success in all of the markets that we're in is that we've found the right mix of the assortment that the consumers are looking for and we're focused on building on that

Maximilian Bittner - Lazada Group

It's very hard for me to worry about someone who has not actually entered the market yet and so far they're not here. I think once they're here, we can start worrying about them. Amazon will come when they come and we will see, but right now we're very focused and very happy on the partnership with Alibaba and strengthening that

Mark Poppleton - BTS Group

Gloves are arguably one of the most important purchases you can make as they can either help or hinder. So it is essential to take time to choose the right kind of glove for the

Brendan Witcher - Forrester Research

The bigger story here is what going direct through Amazon and having these relationships in place would mean for [Amazon's] future. Anyone who is paying attention can see that Amazon is building a 'grocery-to-home' ecosystem not unlike what Apple did for the music

Jeff Bezos -

I'm not sure which is more unpleasant – changing diapers, paying too much for them, or running out of them. This [acquisition] brings together two companies who are committed to providing great prices and fast delivery to parents, making one of the chores of being a parent a little easier and less

Jeff Bezos -

The key thing about a book is that you lose yourself in the author's

Brad Stone

[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

Brad Stone

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

Brad Stone

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

Brad Stone

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

Brad Stone

[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

Brad Stone

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

Brad Stone

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

Ronaldo Mouchawar -

This is a milestone for the online shopping space in the

Alvin Concepcion - Citi

This model often makes more sense in suburban areas, as the delivery model is often too expensive to execute given the lower population density. It can also be convenient for customers to schedule their grocery pickup window when they're getting off of work or some other routine

Suveer Kothari - Google

Google Home is a hands-free smart speaker powered by the Google Assistant that does just that. Whether you want to get answers from Google, turn up the music, sort out some everyday tasks or control compatible smart devices in your home, all you have to do is say 'Ok

Suveer Kothari - Google

Google Wifi is a connected system that replaces your current router to bring smarts, security and simplicity to home Wi-Fi to give you consistently strong coverage in your

Jane Sydenham

Most of them time you'd invest in a managed fund for a child, but that is not very engaging, it is too abstract for them to

Jane Sydenham

My son was looking up the share price quite regularly and he was quite angry with me. He said: 'You should have sold it and taken the profit'.feedback

Darius McDermott - Chelsea Financial Services

A one-year old should not be invested in cash – they should be invested in the stock market via a

Sheila Nicholl - Schroders

We have a culture and attitude that it is OK not to understand money. Until we get to the stage where it is socially unacceptable to say we don't understand money and investing, we will continue to have this

Jane Sydenham

When we watch a Disney film my daughter asks if it's good for her shares. I bought Amazon because they see those brown packages coming through the door and Disney because they are consumers of all things Disney. In the end it's important they have some understanding that if you are patient you'll benefit. If they can relate it to something they can touch and see, and businesses where they are customers, it means

Joao Doria

I watched Amazon's commercial using the image of Sao Paulo to sell its products. There are many ways for Amazon to act as a true citizen rather than an

Maurice Schweitzer

Humor is often viewed as a frivolous or ancillary behavior. As we show, it is not. It is quite serious. Companies hire, train and promote people based upon a set of criteria. Sense of humor should be in that

Peter McGraw

People want to have fun; they want to smile and laugh. Would you rather go to a meeting with some laughter or nothing?feedback

Peter McGraw

The higher you are, the harder it is to get

Andrew Lipsman - comScore

It's a massive opportunity, if you're making a bet in the long term. These are behaviors that tend to change over

Krista Garcia - eMarketer

People are really focused on the customer experience. Right now that's the buzzword. It's just sort of that idea that you can't really have a relationship with your customer

R.J. Hottovy - Morningstar

There's definitely consumer acceptance of the bookstore. It's a good

Matt Sargent

It's a huge trend, and to see Amazon actually embracing the physical store format, which they did everything to avoid for many years, is a clear indicator that there are aspects of a physical showroom that can enhance a brand. I think the important point is that Amazon has come to the realization that if they want to be a viable brand in grocery they need that physical

R.J. Hottovy - Morningstar

Their expertise is in fulfillment, and physical retail is a different game. If anybody can disrupt, it it's probably going to be Amazon, but that's one area they don't have two decades of experience to lean

Randy Burt

I think they are recognizing, for certain things you can't digitize and replicate online all the experience one has in a store. The ability to create experiences is going to be critical for them to continue to get

Jeff Bezos -

Why do I feel so much like Sigourney Weaver? We want to do something uniquely Amazon. If we can find that idea, and we haven't found it yet, but if we can find that idea, we would love to open physical

Joe Thompson - BuildDirect

I can't help but feel that, in Bezos's mind, he wants to be the first trillion-dollar valuation

Drew Herdener -

We are always thinking about new ways to serve customers, but thinking is different than

Zachary Fadem - Wells Fargo Securities

Kroger is not wedded long term to charging a fee. If they determined that is a competitive disadvantage then they could potentially change that. I don't necessarily think it hurts them to charge a fee right now because of the relatively solid

Diana Sheehan - Kantar Retail

Both models are going to thrive in 2017 and 2018. I would actually predict that within 3 to 5 years – maybe sooner – that we would start to see some of these third parties getting acquired by major

Richard C. Auxier

I'm not going to look down upon or congratulate anyone, but there's something to be said about being a good resident and paying the use

Richard C. Auxier

Very few taxpayers report it, even when systems are in place to make use tax payments

Richard C. Auxier

Everyone owes taxes on online purchases, be it from Amazon or a small retailer. The question we deal with is 'Who collects the tax?feedback

George Gervais

Maine businesses can go toe-to-toe with the very best out -of-state companies, provided they are competing on an equal playing field. Amazon's decision to collect and remit sales tax to the state of Maine is an important first step in leveling the playing

Oliver Chen - Cowen Group

[Macy's] is closing 100 stores, e-commerce is increasing, and we could see more store closures. This is their plan for now … and I think they're off to a good

Steef Bergakker - Robeco

The longer a competitive advantage lasts, the higher the justified multiple. The competitive advantage period is a function of the nature of the competitive advantage; industry characteristics; and management's agility to create and capture strategic options for new growth

John Rubey

Grateful Dead fans across the country share a special connection with each other and with their favorite band. Gathering these dedicated fans together to experience exciting content from their favorite artists is at the core of what we do, and this event is a great example of

Colin Sebastian

Amazon acquires business that they see as tangential to the core e-commerce marketplace, and in this case, I assume what they gain with is a strong local brand, an early leadership position in the Mid-East e-commerce market, and a team with plenty of local expertise. Jeff Bezos and Amazon are clearly interested in tapping into growth in emerging markets – they recently launched in Mexico, they are investing billions in India, and it probably makes sense in other markets to make an

Logan Purk - Edward Jones & Co.

Looking at the quarter in isolation, its not great, but looking forward, which is what the market is going to focus on, it actually looks fairly

Steve Durbin

I used to describe cybercrime gangs as entrepreneurial businesses but that has changed – they are now highly complex organisations with sophisticated outreach and product development programmes. They have matured whilst retaining the ability and flexibility that so often disappears with

Cedric Pernet

We are facing cyber criminals who getting more and more aware of how they can be tracked, and how law enforcement can catch them. All the revelations from Edward Snowden for example raised the global paranoïa level for a lot of these cyber criminals. They have never used so much encryption, be it for e-mail or for instant messaging. At the same time, the marketplaces become more stealthy and easier to use once you're in. It only takes a few clicks inside a marketplace to buy an illegal good or service, just like you would shop on Amazon for

Philipp Amann - European Cybercrime Centre

It was a criminal, multinational organisation that had created this network that other criminals rented to commit all sorts of crimes. They offered the whole range – for instance having your ransomware developed, having your ransomware delivered, and then using the same company to use money-muling networks to extract your money. It was like a one-stop shop. That's what the development is we see. The systems are becoming more

Philipp Amann - European Cybercrime Centre

For us it's the industrialisation of cybercrime, they are run like a business now. It's basically all the tools and services you need to commit cybercrime are available online and this lowers the entry barrier to commit crime online. You have some marketplaces, similar to Amazon, a crowd-sourcing functionality where people can rate sellers. If you look at drugs that might give you a fairly good idea of the quality of the product and the success rate of the delivery. I wouldn't not say it is as easy as buying a book. But I would agree it's becoming more user-friendly and easier to

Luiz Maykot

If retailers want to bring more low-income people into the online space, that week is very important for

Randall Thompson - St. Luke's Health System

The average middle-aged Tsimane has arteries that are about 28 years younger than those of

Mark Lore - Wal-Mart Stores

It's not going to happen in 12 months, but win means

Mark Lore - Wal-Mart Stores

There's definitely been a nice surge in the categories that we've been acquiring and so we will continue to do

Cristiane Mazzetti - Greenpeace

If I get one amnesty, who knows? In another few years from now I might get another. The last government headed by Dilma Rousseff didn't issue hardly any conservation areas of demarcated indigenous territory. These are good instruments for fighting deforestation. Regeneration is a slow process, we need zero deforestation

Antonio Vicente

If you ask me who my family are, I would say all this right here, each one of these that I planted from a

Antonio Vicente

The area was totally stripped. The water supplies had nearly dried

Antonio Vicente

The government were giving the land away for cheap, but the land didn't serve for anything. People cut down the trees but after 3 to 4 years, the soil turned into sand and nothing

Rodrigo Medeiros

If everyone followed Vicente's example, our task would be a lot easier. The scale of restoration that we are dealing with here is unprecedented in the history of Brazil. Without forests, water, food and a pleasant climate are basically not

Jeff Bezos -

Why do I feel so much like Sigourney Weaver? I just got to pilot an awesome (and huge) robot thanks to Hankook Mirae Technology. Nice!

Henry Walter Bates

The houses in the village swarmed with vermin; bats in the thatch; fire ants (formiga de fogo) under the floors; cockroaches and spiders on the

Alexis Álvarez

This place is peaceful and magical, unlike where we came

Marcelo Freitas Gananca

The day I arrived here I felt some very special energy, and I wasn't able to

Nilesh Samani

We already know that certain aspects of lifestyle increase your risk of heart disease, and we've been providing advice on these for many years now. This study simply adds to the wealth of research already done on this topic. There are some lessons we can learn from this study

Joep Perk

There's a tendency to blame your genes for heart problems, and what this study shows us is that you can't blame your parents, just your

Garth Brooks

For music's sake, which is all of our sakes, we must reinvest in the songwriter. If we do it, I'd love to run it. I took it as a Godsend, as a

Garth Brooks

Yes, we have assholes, but hey, you and me, brother, let's not be one of those

Scott Mullins -

About four years ago when we began in earnest talking to financial institutions... security was the No. 1 topic. Today we don't spend as much time talking about

Peter Faricy -

The data doesn't support it. I don't think it's the kind of thing where you ever feel like there's a clear ending. It's a

Nilesh Samani

It may not be possible for people in the industrialised world to copy the Tsimane community's way of life, but there are certainly aspects of their diet and lifestyle – such as not smoking and eating a diet low in fat – that we can better incorporate into our lives to help reduce our risk of heart

Yevgeniy Brikman

You can't just say if you use Amazon you get the magic cloud sauce and everything will work perfectly. And similarly that if you use your own data center that somehow magically everything will work perfectly. These are just

Ray Pellecchia

The capability and flexibility to recover quickly is much greater, and it is far more cost-efficient than operating your own geographically dispersed data

Chamath Palihapitiya

There's not a thing that probably the three of us aren't buying from Amazon. And then Amazon's AWS business just keeps getting

David Perkins

We had a very close ally of ours that was dealing with an adversary that was using a small Quadcopter [Unmanned Aircraft System] and they shot it down with a Patriot missile. Now that worked, they got it! We love Patriot missiles, they are great! The problem is, on the kinetic-exchange ratio, the Patriot won. That Quadcopter that cost $200 (£160) from Amazon did not stand a chance against a Patriot. On the economic exchange-ratio, I'm not sure that's [so]

David Perkins

It certainly exposes in very stark terms the challenge which militaries face in attempting to deal with the adaptation of cheap and readily available civilian technology with extremely expensive, high-end hardware designed for state-on-state

Larry Ellison - Oracle

[N]ow our biggest customers can run their largest and most demanding Oracle database workloads in the Oracle Cloud – something that is absolutely impossible to do in the Amazon

Shailesh Prakash - Amazon Web Services

Many brands are evolving (into) publishers including financial institutions, and all of them need modern story-telling

Bob Mecoy

There is a great giggle tradition of nothing being great satire. There is always someone who realizes that all they need to do is put a cover on it and it will

Michael Knowles

I'm working on my multivolume, Caro-esque history of Hillary Clinton's presidency. In fact, I finished it just now while we've been on the

Nancy Gormezano

Very, very, yugely poor translation from original Russian. And that's Putin it mildly. Maybe kindle version be better?feedback

Michael Knowles

Reasons to Vote for Democrats: A Comprehensive Guide. Comedy Central doesn't allow conservatives within 200 yards of their shows, but my gag book is trouncing Trevor Noah's book. I've found that the humor that's been coming out of the right in the last few years has been tremendously more effective and had a wider reach than the mainstream liberal

Michael Knowles

President Trump has shown us that having a good sense of humor is tremendously effective in politics and has been sorely lacking. There's an appetite for that humor, but I also think the thesis of the book is correct. I think the left has destroyed itself and its electoral viability by refusing to stand for

Jim Friedlich

There's no doubt that this could prove to be a terrific source of captive clientele for Amazon Web Services and an interesting new market for them. If it succeeds, as I suspect it will, it will be a game-changer for The Washington

Iain Wright

We ask you to think seriously about continuing to use Transline, a company that treats their workers and conducts its business in a way that is inconsistent with your own aspirations for Sports Direct to be on a par with likes of Selfridges and John

Jason Jameson - International Business Machines

People aren't going to want a different interface for all the different appliances in their

Jason Jameson - International Business Machines

The common denominator is the smartphone, and even more common is the messaging

Bridget Davies - eBay

EBay always knew that we had massive scale, but [advertising] wasn't our core focus. But it's actually not an adjacent business; it's a tool kit for brands and requires investing into

Toby Ruckert

Our customers are quite afraid of the likes of Amazon. Having a Trojan horse in a customer's home, like Echo, that they must integrate with to stay competitive is a nightmare for

Mark Zuckerberg - Facebook

Mostly it feels less disturbing to people around me. This suggests that future AI products cannot be solely focused on voice, and will need a private messaging interface as

Toby Ruckert

Think of it as a universal translator between the languages that machines speak ... and us

Michael Knowles

What's really great about this book, you can go cover-to-cover in about 15, 20

Michael Knowles

It took a very long time to research this book. I've been observing the Democratic Party for at least 10 years now and when I observed their record and reasons to vote for them – on reasons of economics or foreign policy or homeland security or civil rights and so on – I realised it was probably best to just leave all the pages

Danielle A. Gray

Bohemian-chic design is an eclectic blend of casual, comfortable living with an edge. It's for people who aren't afraid to think outside the

Rodolphe Belmer - Eutelsat

We think that our role as an industry leader is to stimulate competition so that there is a stream of innovation ... and that access to space is easier. When the opportunity of ... New Glenn presented itself, we jumped on

Jeff Bezos -

New Glenn has quite a bit of capability. A few months ago, we started approaching customers, and Eutelsat was very interested right away. We couldn't hope for a better first partner, because they're going to be able to help. Our goal, and we won't stop until we achieve it, is to dramatically lower launch costs. It's not going to be easy, and it's going to take time. But when we do achieve that goal, it will grow the entire

Josu Jon Imaz - Repsol YPF

We're adding new products and services to our forecourts to take advantage of the fact we have more face-to-face contact with consumers each day than almost any other brand in

Gerry Harvey - Harvey Norman

Amazon is the worst possible corporate citizen to have in our midst. There's not a retailer in the world, practically, that likes Amazon. Amazon is a marauder. It's crossed America. It's sent lots of businesses broke. How are they going to be any good to Australia? They've been no good to America. Nothing's going to

Gerry Harvey - Harvey Norman

I can't stop them … And there's a lot of people out there who say, we want want Amazon here because we'll buy things cheaper. But if Amazon had their way, they're going to put as many retailers out of business as possible, not contribute to the economy and so it's a short-term gain for some people (but) long-term pain for

Gerry Harvey - Harvey Norman

Amazon's got a 23-year history of not paying taxes, evading taxes and sending people broke, Amazon is worth $500 billion and they've virtually made no profit or paid (any) taxes in 23 years. Now they'll stand up and say, yes we've paid a little bit here and there, but nothing in comparison to the joint that they

Jeff Bezos -

It is time for America to return to the Moon – this time to stay. A permanently inhabited lunar settlement is a difficult and worthy objective. I sense a lot of people are excited about

Martin Sorrell

In answer to the question, my favorite question, What worries you when you get to bed at night and you wake up in the morning,' it's not a 3-month-old child. It's Amazon, which is a child still, but not 3

Martin Sorrell

Amazon's penetration, to most, there is frightening, if not terrifying, to

David Boyle

We have all been there: you call or email to complain – and you are met with a great silence. This is no accident, in the world of the Absent Corporation. I was in the rabbit warren of tunnels in King’s Cross station last week when a woman collapsed just ahead of me. The tunnels were soon clogged up with bad-tempered people, stepping around the few passengers who were looking after her and the American woman who had taken it upon herself to direct the human

John Blackledge - Cowen and Company

We believe Amazon's multi-platform approach to the U.S. grocery market affords Amazon the flexibility to address different aspects of the

Rodney McMullen - The Kroger Company

As our customers change and evolve, we are taking steps to meet them where they are and more importantly where they are going. We're making meaningful investments in digital. We feel great about these investments because customers tell us they are important to them. We have a couple of other home delivery tests as

Robert Bigelow

Mars is premature at this time. The moon is not. We have the technology. We have the ability, and the potential for a terrific business

Tory Bruno - United Launch Alliance

I'm excited by the possibilities. This administration, near as we can tell, feels a sense of urgency to go out and make things happen, and to have high-profile demonstrations that are along the roadmap to accomplish these broad goals. …There is an opportunity to begin building that infrastructure right now–within the next four

Carolina Levis

People arrived in the Amazon at least 10,000 years ago, and they started to use the species that were there. And more than 8,000 years ago, they selected some individuals with specific phenotypes that are useful for humans. They really cultivated and planted these species in their home gardens, in the forests they were

José Iriarte

Recent archaeological studies, especially in the last two decades, show that indigenous populations in the past were more numerous, more complex, and had a greater impact on the largest and most biodiverse tropical forest in the world. It is is very sound, since it not only includes archaeologists (which have been stressing the larger role played by humans in shaping Amazonian forests), but also botanists and soil scientists, among other 'hard

Carolina Levis

Human societies increased the abundance and distribution of useful species. This can also be used to preserve the forest, I think. We can use this as an opportunity to reduce the impacts of deforestation. Now we have huge plantations of soybeans that are destroying the Amazon–while in the forest we have lots of plants that can be used while maintaining the forest as it

José Iriarte

Perhaps, the very biodiversity we want to preserve is not only due to thousands of years of natural evolution but also the result of the human footprint. The more we learn, the more the evidence points to the

Dave Clark -

As our fulfillment network continues to expand, we want to help generate more renewable energy at both existing and new facilities around the world in partnership with community and business leaders. We are putting our scale and inventive culture to work on sustainability–this is good for the environment, our business and our customers. By diversifying our energy portfolio, we can keep business costs low and pass along further savings to customers. It's a

Ben Wood - CCS Insight

It is little surprise Google has come out with all guns blazing at MWC. It must be reeling from the decision to include Amazon's Alexa on the Mate 9 when it was announced. Amazon has taken an early lead with Alexa and Google needs to exploit the enormous reach of Android smartphones to rapidly get the Google Assistant into the hands of consumers before they get wedded to the Alexa

Gummi Hafsteinsson - Google

I think in general, whether this is rolling out to lots of devices or not, we now have user feedback, it will help us improve the product. The engagement is more important to that than anything else. We get both positive and negative feedback and use that to make the product better. Hopefully, we will see the product get better

Gwyneth Jones

If Alexa doesn't understand the question, is it Alexa's fault or might it be the question's fault? People are not always going to get what they are saying, so it's important that they learn how to ask good

Sandra Calvert

How they react and treat this nonhuman entity is, to me, the biggest question. And how does that subsequently affect family dynamics and social interactions with other people?feedback

Emerson Labovich

We like to ask her a lot of really random things. She can also rap and

Allison Druin

These devices don't have emotional intelligence. They have factual

Kate Darling

There can be a lot of unintended consequences to interactions with these devices that mimic conversation. We don't know what all of them are

Naomi S. Baron

What is a question? A linguistic expression used to make a request for

Martin Sorrell

The biggest key thing that I think Evan and his colleagues have got to demonstrate is return on investment. The number of clients say to me because of disruption … we have to make sure that the return on our media investment is

Martin Sorrell

Amazon's tentacles are spreading rapidly into all areas. I think it's a defining moment in that it could well be the third force. Snap … is definitely a potential third force. The reason that Google has been successful … is that the results are very clear. Facebook is a little bit more woolly. I have always referred to Facebook as a brand mechanism as a way of building brands, rather than necessarily being about effective sales generation in the short

Dave Bartoletti - Forrester Research

A lot more large companies could look at their application architecture and ask 'how could we have insulated ourselves a little bit more'. I don't think it fundamentally changes how incredibly reliable the S3 service has

Patrick Moorhead

What's really surprising to me is that there's no fallback -- usually there is some sort of backup plan to move data over, and it will be made available within a few

Tracy E. Robey

[Amazon's affiliate program] has been a really good thing for a long time for lots of people. I don't think it's really hit yet what this

Jesse Lakes

There's definitely some pain as a result of it, but we haven't had a single client who stopped doing business because of the new payout structure. Amazon has done such a great job taking all their profit and dumping it back in to their business. And investors are now asking Amazon to show a profit. I'm not surprised that they're whittling a few percent here and

Daniel Eckert

We're leaning into a behavior and habit that began with Walmart Pay, and it was all centered around how to improve the overall experience at checkout. This is just going to add on to that overall experience. Our customers continue to tell us that the need to save time has become just as important as the need to save

Paul Dergarabedian - comScore

It will make them a must-subscribe destination for film

Jim Cramer

The stock would have been up today if it weren't for these comments. Musk is prepping you for a secondary though, and it sounds like the street will be very ready after that last home run off an offering. In true Elon Musk style, he didn't exactly put to bed the notion of merging Tesla and SpaceX. Given Musk's legion of fans, they would probably cheer if he combined cars and rockets,

Phil Lempert

It's a totally different demographic. Young and hip are not the Walmart shoppers. Amazon

Darren Seifer - NPD Group

So they're trying to recapture them and keep them in their

Kevin Mansell - Kohl's

We saw improvement in merchandise margin, and our team continued to manage inventory and expenses extremely

Lee Gill - JDA Software

Retailers now need to balance the effectiveness and profitability of the fulfillment channels they offer with customer satisfaction. If shoppers experience a problem with home delivery or in-store pickups, that is a lost sale – and customer – that retailers can't afford in a highly competitive

Mark Lore - Wal-Mart Stores

We've got the right building blocks in place. We're moving as fast as we possibly

Jeff Bezos -

We're energized by this recognition and will keep working and inventing on your behalf. These accolades are a direct result of the whole team's obsession over customers, pioneering spirit, commitment to operational excellence and willingness to lean into bold

Charlie O'Shea

We believe Wal-Mart is continuing to generate critical and increasing traction

Doug Gurr

We are hiring for all types of roles from flight test engineers, software engineers and corporate managers in our development centers and head office, to operations managers, supervisors, engineers, service technicians, HR roles and order fulfilment roles in our fulfilment

Mark Cuban

The few communications I've had with the administration have [said], Okay, how do you deal with all these displaced workers?' Because we're talking millions ... over the next two, three years that are going to lose their jobs because they've been

Mark Cuban

I think Amazon is the greatest start-up and the greatest company in the world. The way they are using new technologies is not just disrupting retail, it's getting ready to disrupt everything. I can see them competing with Uber. They are a smart, smart, smart company. All these derivatives of artificial intelligence are going to have substantial impacts on [Amazon's]

Ross McCullough - UPS

Free shipping has been around, again, since 1996. I used to run an e-commerce team and … there's no such thing as free shipping. It takes money to hire and build these great buildings, (to) make sure that technology and infrastructure is in place. So the question for us is, can we do this every day, worldwide? … Certainly, the notion of free and who's consuming the cost associated with 'free' is going to be an ongoing

Ross McCullough - UPS

As a UPS-er, we have a phrase called 'constructively dissatisfied.' We're never satisfied,

Ross McCullough - UPS

(Amazon is) investing in areas where there are shortages of capability in markets and if we don't have the capability … or if a competitors of ours doesn't have it, they're going to put it in to serve their customers. I've had the benefit of being around Amazon since 1996 so I've seen them evolve – nothing short of impressive. They're investing in areas where there are shortages of capability in markets … They have to do what they have to

Donald J. Trump

Believe me, if I become president, oh do they have problems. They're going to have such

Jeff Bezos -

The thing with companies that do so many things is that they can lose focus. What Jeff has done to mitigate that risk is to start elevating people and calling them CEOs and giving them the wide berth so that they are functional company

Chamath Palihapitiya

They embrace the structural atomic level of value creation that the Trump presidency deeply agrees with. President Trump characterizes this as U.S. exceptionalism and Bezos characterizes it as investing in a great business. The language may be different, but the actual result is the

John Legere

Every move we make, it's our intent that the whole industry

Mike McNamara - Target

You now have new data sources where you can actually build new business models on the back of that new data that you have in the field. So, the actual device itself is now

Al Kelly - Visa

We simply want to integrate into that infrastructure and create a payment mechanism that ties into

Jim Cramer

I would be a buyer, not a seller, of Autozone and Advance Auto Parts because of this flurry of Amazon auto parts news stories. I feel the same way about food chains. If Amazon's stock goes up on each of these stories, I would wait a few days for it to come down. Enough is enough. Amazon is not a false idol. It is not a golden

Mark Hurd - Oracle

Amazon's infrastructure, to be very blunt, is old. Ours is newer and fresher. Those databases are the most proprietary in the world. I'm totally locked into this

Hana Ben-Shabat

Luxury brands were late to the digital game. The reasons for that is the purest view of luxury has always been about

Brendan Witcher - Forrester Research

The customer has evolved. Now they equate digital with the words 'value' and 'efficiency.' It doesn't have the same connotation. We have to stop treating every consumer like they have the same needs and wants. They've become so much more than a retailer. If I have Echo and I always buy Chanel perfume, is it really such a bad thing for me to say to Amazon Echo, Hey, order me more Chanel perfume?' That's not a low-class experience. It's a high-class

Jim Cramer

You could argue that all of these companies were overvalued on past earnings and they turned out to be even more overvalued on future earnings. The question to ask isn't how did this current group of behemoths get so expensive. It's how did they get so

Jeff Bezos -

This executive order is one we do not support. Our public policy team in D.C. has reached out to senior administration officials to make our opposition clear. … To our employees in the U.S. and around the world who may be directly affected by this order, I want you to know that the full extent of Amazon's resources are behind

Patrick Gauthier - Amazon Payments

As we have introduced new experiences with merchants, we have seen a significant increase in the number of customers using the information from their Amazon account to make purchases on merchant websites. Amazon Payments brings the simplicity and familiarity of Amazon's buying experience to our merchant customers, making it easy for millions of Amazon customers around the world to pay using the information already stored in their Amazon

Kunal Bahl

I see a relatively clear line of sight to (profit) and we've been making great progress in that direction also. We needed capital to build the infrastructure which we have, now we have to take control of our

James Cakmak

Until we have more confidence in the profitability outlook, I don't think you can make that call [to buy]. You've seen so much discipline and so much thoughtfulness in the pace of execution, the types of products that they're rolling out. I don't think you can discount Alexa with the Echo and building a platform around that. I love Amazon, love Prime, avid user. But I can't recommend it at this price right