All posts tagged “amazon

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Pleasure and product discovery

Benedict Evan’s most recent blog post, called “Amazon as experiment,” draws some interesting parallels between what Amazon is doing today (and experimenting with) and the beginning of mass retail, namely the invention of the department store. He also talks about some of the shortcomings of… Read More

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And we’re back

Welcome to 2019. I am currently in transit and catching up on some internet reading and email on my way back to Toronto. At this time of year it is, of course, common to reminisce (or lament) about what happened over the last year, as… Read More

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In support of narrative memos

This is not new. It has been reported on before. But I just finished reading this article about Jeff Bezos’ relentless commitment to “high-quality and high-velocity decision making” at Amazon. Here are a couple of high level points: – There are decisions that cannot be easily… Read More