August 10, 2013 |
Nicki DeMarco and Emi Kolawole/The Washington Post Jeff Bezos, the Internet mogul and Amazon.com founder, recently purchased The Washington Post in a historic shift for the newspaper. This story was reported by Peter Whoriskey, Brady Dennis, Kimberly Kindy, Holly Yeager, Cecilia Kang and Alice Crites. It was written by Whoriskey. Dennis reported from Seattle. One summer day as a kid riding in the back seat of his grandparents' car, the young Jeff Bezos , a natural at math, made a morbid calculation.
August 6, 2013 |
Dear Jeff, Welcome to The Post. I have read that the $250 million you paid for this newspaper is roughly 1 percent of your net worth, making it about as risky and consequential a purchase for you as a used 2003 Honda Civic might be for me. Still, I hope and strongly suspect you will not see it as a plaything, or, to extend the already shaky metaphor, a vehicle for promoting your bigger enterprises. I am presuming that despite the chump-change numbers, this is a big deal for you, and that you plan to roll up your sleeves and be...
August 9, 2013 |
Tricia Duryee is a former staff writer at AllThingsD , where she covered e-commerce, including Amazon. One of the biggest misconceptions about the sale of The Washington Post this past week is that Amazon is the buyer. In truth, The Post was purchased by Jeff Bezos , the e-tailer's chairman, president and chief executive. Who is this man, who lives 3,000 miles away in the other Washington and spent about 1 percent of his personal fortune on a newspaper? Let's separate fact from fiction about Bezos.
August 7, 2013 |
In the relentlessly efficient world of Jeffrey P. Bezos , Amazon employees quickly learn when they have overtaxed the attention of their chief executive. He quietly pulls out his smartphone and starts replying to e-mails. In extreme cases, Bezos will walk out. This demanding style is as much a signature of the Amazon.com founder as his famously long-term approach to developing new products or services, say people who have worked with the man who this week agreed...
November 16, 2012 |
Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos got a nod from Fortune as the businessperson of the year Thursday, topping a list full of technology and telecommunications executives. The magazine called him the "ultimate disrupter," citing the way Bezos approaches everything from executive meetings to his tendency to ignore Wall Street and focus on Amazon's long-term business goals. The cover article on Bezos also focuses on the many comparisons people have made between him and Apple's...
September 6, 2012 |
After last year's Kindle Fire announcement, there was a lot of chatter about the device, but also about Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos. Bezos, headlines told us , was the "next Steve Jobs," noting how smoothly the executive handled the launch event and how well he introduced a tablet that would put a direct Amazon buying portal into the hands of millions. So while Bezos may not have the cult-like following or showmanship of Apple's late co-founder, it's hard to argue with the success that...