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The authoritarian leader has made demands and Amazon is complying.

Everyone who has written or tried to sell a book since the dawn of Amazon knows the importance of reviews. Good buyer feedback can help propel a book by an unknown author who self-published a new book to the top of the world’s leading digital e-commerce marketplace. According to a…

Two giants of industry are bringing you a cafe with no workers. Are you scared? You should be.

There was some interesting news trending on LinkedIn last week. The headline simply read something along the lines of “Two giants of industry team up for a people-free coffee.” I knew right away that the story would be considerably more ominous than the headline implied. As it turns out, New…

“Voluntary Time Off” is their trojan horse to exploit workers, minimize wage costs and protect tax breaks

Short break times. Punishment for using the bathroom. Worker surveillance. These are some of the poor working conditions in Amazon warehouses that have been documented in recent years. But, Amazon’s exploitative practices go beyond their blatantly poor treatment of workers. …

Love or hate him, Bezos, who steps down as Amazon CEO on July 5, has left his mark

Was there ecommerce before Jeff Bezos and Amazon? Not by my recollection. I can still close my eyes and see that first simplistic site and Amazon logo.

Honestly, it didn’t look like much, and we all wondered if what they were doing — selling stuff through the untamed World Wide…

‘For all that I admire about Jeff Bezos, I can’t get oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller out of my head’

I’ve been a fan of Amazon since it only sold books. I’ve purchased so many dry goods and household products from the ubiquitous online site over the past two decades that I have often joked that I am the singularity — the reason Amazon was able to eventually go from…

In his final letter to shareholders, Jeff Bezos calculated how much his company has benefited stakeholders. Let’s check his math.

“If you want to be successful in business (in life, actually), you have to create more than you consume. Your goal should be to create value for everyone you interact with. Any business that doesn’t create value for those it touches, even if it appears successful on the surface, isn’t…

After Covid-19, big retailers now own 90% of the online pet food market. Can a new organization help small pet shops hang on?

As the cold darkness of winter set in and the calendar flipped to a second year of Covid life, Kaite Giordano, a fourth-grade teacher in New York City and the mother of seven-year-old James, made a major decision. To break free from the doldrums, their Brooklyn household needed to expand.

Despite his storied career and 25-plus years on the public stage, the soon-to-be-ex Amazon CEO remains a cipher

Jeff Bezos’ surprise announcement last week that he will step down as Amazon CEO, transition to its executive chairman, and focus on newspapers, rockets, philanthropy, and, perhaps, finding more outlets for that explosive laugh, leaves a hole in the digital realm.

Bezos has gone from being one of the most…

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