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Fresh update on "jeff bezos" discussed on PR & Law

PR & Law

01:50 min | 14 hrs ago

Fresh update on "jeff bezos" discussed on PR & Law

"I don't think that this story is over at this particular plant. But we'll you know we'll we'll see what happens as somebody who knows nothing about this subject. I find that also kind of odd that they can vote lose and then just keep voting until they keep holding these until they until they win. That also seems like maybe not not not the best way to do it. But i guess as normal well well yeah it kind of is it kind of is you know. I don't want to say it's rare for for a union to be successful in their first shot and trying to trying to get into a to work environment but it's certainly not uncommon for there to be multiple multiple attempts But you know. I think you're right off the top. I mean the the obvious point here. Is that amazon has definitely dodged a bullet right particularly as we were chatting about this last week. The working conditions the increased pressures on employees amazon during the pandemic. It's really really put amazon under the microscope and it sort of looked as though that the union might have some legs here amazon had even been. They've been facing pressure from from washington. Which is something. We haven't really seen Over the last couple of decades around these issues i mean both president biden bernie sanders had sort of indicated some level of support for the for the dr But ultimately fram is on. I mean they launched an aggressive campaign and it clearly proved to be successful right. I mean they're arguing. That workers are paid better than sort of comparable positions at other companies in that they had good benefits. And i guess they on some level they were. They were successful in those arguments. Yeah know amazon is well known for being ruthless. I mean th these sorts of issues have come up in the past I'm not sure if you followed you. And but there was. Some sort of angry tweets amazon. Put out a couple of weeks ago related to this related to this issue where where they were quite critical of bernie sanders for instance on twitter and they were really firing back at politicians and was a story. I was thinking you've actually bringing onto the show to discuss because it was such an interesting way for the company to to try and tackle some of these issues because it was aggressive. And you know usually. That's not what is recommended on the communication side. But you know it came to light later. This is jeff bezos and this is his style and he was getting fed up with you know politicians and others sort of hammering at amazon and so he decided to fight back that way. And it backfired. It didn't it didn't look good It didn't look on the company. But i think this goes to what you were talking about. You know earlier that amazon. You know these are important issues to the company And you know. Jeff bezos is is is a fighter and You know it doesn't surprise me that they were putting up..

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Forbes releases its longest list of wealthiest people in the world

Mojo In The Morning

00:48 sec | 5 d ago

Forbes releases its longest list of wealthiest people in the world

"I don't even know why they make these lists anymore. But i guess we talk about it. So that's the reason. Forbes's annual billionaires includes a record-breaking two thousand seven hundred and fifty five billionaires with amazon founder jeff bezos topping it for the fourth consecutive year. This year's billionaire spike are worth a combined total of thirteen point one trillion dollars. Fun fact they all paid less lower tax rate than we did. And you did. In tesla chief executive elon. Musk jumped into the second spot on the list. Up from thirty first place last year were are no. He is the chief executive of the luxury goods brand. Lvmh louis vuitton Bill gates mark zuckerberg rounded out the top. Five of the world's richest

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Fresh update on "jeff bezos" discussed on Morning Edition

Morning Edition

01:57 min | 14 hrs ago

Fresh update on "jeff bezos" discussed on Morning Edition

"I'm David Brancaccio. CEOs from diverse industries from apparel toe airlines met over the weekend on responses to states that are trying to make it harder to vote. One of the organizers of the meeting with about 100, corporate leaders and experts is Yale School of Management Professor Jeffrey Sonnenfeld. Professor. Thank you for joining us this morning. Thanks So much for the invitation. You know, some of the CEOs president would have had strong feelings about restrictions on voting, but What's the business case for CEOs to get involved here? Having angry communities and finger pointing workforces and hostile shareholders just makes their job harder. They want a functioning democracy for the markets to work, and they can't move. People in the states of the people feel uncomfortable that they a relocation. They're not gonna be have easy time voting. The companies were talking about curtailing, possibly moving into those states, as well as withholding of financing for the campaigns of legislators from states that air advancing voter restrictions, which they are seeing his voter suppression. What? This is not a meeting limited to people of like minds. Some will engage his campaign to stop. What they see is disenfranchisement of voters. But others will not right. Yeah, I mean, it was a big cross section of people. They're the names include James Murdoch to the CEOs of Levi Strauss Toe. Reid Hoffman, the founder of Linked in effect. The leaders of the entire U. S air industry where they're from from Delta United to American Airlines. So if somebody is is threatening these companies with Reprisals like consumer boycotts, they better be wealthy enough to have their own corporate jets. What about possible consequences. If companies keep engaging this issue, the Republicans will be annoyed at them, and that might mean that some of the corporate agenda could get confounded in Congress. There's a knee jerk reaction that many have had in the political labeling. To think that all these CEOs care about is how many dollars of taxes they pay. None of them want this protectionist trade issues that have been out there. If they don't want divided workforce is they don't want to disenfranchise their employees from having voice. That is not what they want, because we heard Jeff Bezos say, or Jamie Diamond say last week of sea of Amazon and J. P. Morgan. We're to pay a few dollars more in taxes, so be it. Taxes aren't the end Bo to be all to them in terms of a functioning nation functioning markets. Jeffrey Sonnenfeld is a professor at the Yale School of Management and one of the organizers of the big video conference over the weekend as private sector firms way their responses to Republican led moves toe change the rules on voting in states across the country. Offensive. Sonnenfeld. Thank you so much. Thank you. Now you know the tax deadlines? Not this week moved to may 17th Instead that day in mid May is also the drop dead date to file to get money back from the I. R. S from tax Year 2017. There's $1.3 billion, just sitting there waiting for people to claim what they're do. Here's marketplaces Samantha Fields every year. Lots of people don't file their taxes, either because they made so little that they didn't have to. Or because they just didn't and more than a million people a year end up leaving money on the table, says Mark Stuber at Jackson Hewitt Tax Service. It could be an enormous amount of money. The average tax refund is around $3000 and a lot of people are eligible for the child tax credit and the earned income tax credit. The earned income credit back in 17 was $6000. So, as he said, a lot of money. On top of that people who didn't file 2017 taxes may not have filed. 2018, or 2019 taxes either, says Janet holds flat at the Tax Policy Center. Which means they're not just missing on the money that they were old as a refund those years, But they may also be old money for the economic stimulus payments. So hold sweat says there could be a real advantage to filing all those taxes now. I'm Samantha Fields for marketplace. After an Iranian nuclear facility went dark yesterday with published reports suggesting Israel did it. Crude oil is up 2%. Now the Dow is down 79 points 2/10 percent. The NASDAQ is down. 5/10 percent, and Microsoft is buying a speech recognition company Nuance communications in a deal worth $16 billion. Yuans and Microsoft already have a partnership nuanced dates back to Xerox days, and even before that, to Tech pioneer and musician Rich Kurzweil, who in the late 19 seventies started a company that could scan text into computers. Where the software, said Rich Gers. It meant Kurtz while the visionary Ray Kurtz while.

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Amazon's Jeff Bezos Backs Biden's Infrastructure Plan

Seattle Now

00:31 sec | 5 d ago

Amazon's Jeff Bezos Backs Biden's Infrastructure Plan

"Jeff bezos is backing president biden's infrastructure plans including a corporate tax rate hike. The amazon founder said. Yesterday it's the right time for democrats and republicans to work together to make it happen and specifically signaled his support for the tax increase. Just last week biden said it was quote just plain wrong that the company pays less in federal income tax than middle class families. The president wants to up the corporate tax rate from twenty one percent to twenty eight percent. But he's getting

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Fresh update on "jeff bezos" discussed on Michigan Policast

Michigan Policast

00:49 min | 15 hrs ago

Fresh update on "jeff bezos" discussed on Michigan Policast

"I suspect that you would find an apple. Computers supportive of it as well. Another major player haven't heard yet from the folks at google but if the tech industry is supportive of it and i think most of them will be because their profit margins are just so incredibly high. That's a major step forward. Plus the tech companies understand we need infrastructure investment 'cause infrastructure investment is what built their businesses. They're all built around the internet which was created by the government. And they understand that. We've got to keep competing on the technology of the internet and other parts of our infrastructure our. They're gonna lose money. And i think there's growing groundswell support for infrastructure investment. Just as you had mentioned earlier the public really supports this. And it's It's been managed well from the messaging and outreach. Warren buffett has always supported more more taxes. Bill gates and jeff bezos are yuck to be billionaires before he'll support. I mean that's how i feel about the bill gates philanthropy. I'm not questioning his. What's in his heart or anything. But he's actually he's trying to give away money and he gives away a lot of it right now through foundations so i i think his motives rather than of course wanting plant microchips in all of us using the vaccine. When we know that's an evil plot. I saw a photo that proved that is true. Oh really. I'm sure you do cape well did you know that. There's four hundred billion years on the planet according to forbes twenty four hundred dollars a combined net worth in the trillions and trillions of dollars. It is just an amazing number of incredible. How in god's named you plan to spend a billion dollars in a lifetime. You could do it if you want to. You can do an awful lot of money and still live extravagantly well but that's another sort of billionaires and not a single batman this bullshit okay. Why don't we move on all right. Well we begin with two investigations by the attorney..

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Jeff Bezos Says Amazon Is ‘Supportive of a Rise in the Corporate Tax Rate’

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:21 sec | 5 d ago

Jeff Bezos Says Amazon Is ‘Supportive of a Rise in the Corporate Tax Rate’

"Infrastructure spending, which calls for an increase in that tax. Zoe's made a support public in a memo yesterday, Amazon has faced scrutiny over its workplace policies and some criticism from members of Congress over what they view as low tax payments. A lot of people brought a pet into their homes last year during the pandemic, and that was a boon for the pet supplies industry. Overall

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Fresh update on "jeff bezos" discussed on Morning Talk with Martha Zoller

Morning Talk with Martha Zoller

00:30 min | 16 hrs ago

Fresh update on "jeff bezos" discussed on Morning Talk with Martha Zoller

"One stroke. It's his first green jacket for winning the tournament, and he is the first Japanese golfer to ever win a PJ major. Will's Alla Torre is finished second at nine under, while Jordan speed finished at seven under his win yesterday comes 10 years after his debut as the best amateur at Augusta National. He has become only the second man from an Asian country to win a major Y E. Yang of South Korea when the 2009 PGA Championship at Hazeltine Rosacea Rivera, Gina News It's the Martha Zoller Show. You could join us on the phones at 7705352911. You can also text us as this listener did demeaning, Logan Gil said, listening to all the brouhaha about the corporate moguls meeting to assess the voting laws just wondering how many of them and or their attorneys Actually have read these and know what they say. I think not very many. And honestly, this meeting was set up before Senate Bill to 02 was passed S O. They were deciding how to be politically involved in Folks, there is a shift going on in this country. Right now. You've got corporations that want to be liked by Twitter and Facebook. You've got Jeff Bezos, who You know that? Technically, Amazon doesn't pay any taxes. Okay? They don't pay income taxes they because they write a lot of things off. They buying equipment. They do that stuff. They employ a lot of people, you know, but Jeff Bezos says he wants to work with Biden. About President Biden about getting this infrastructure plan passed, and then they're they're redefining infrastructure to mean just anything. And then they're saying bipartisanship doesn't mean that you get some Republicans to vote with you. Bipartisan means that you have Republicans out in the country supporting you. Well. We have a representative democracy, which means that those members of the House and Senate, not the Senate so much because they represent the whole states. Theoretically, that's another topic for another day. But the House is a representative of how many Democrats and Republicans there are out there, which means it's just about 50 50. So, yes, it does matter whether you have Republicans that are going to vote with you or not, if you want it to be bipartisan. Because the people we don't go like Ross Perot wanted to have everybody vote on everything. Every time it happens. That's not the system we have. So watch this. There is a kind of MCA nation going on with corporations not unlike What happened to corporations right after the last pandemic, and that was also at the time of the institution of income tax, and a whole bunch of companies went away and other companies came aboard. And there is this kind of 100 year upheaval going on in our system that we've seen before We saw it in the early 18 hundreds we saw in the early 19 hundreds were seeing it now again. In the early two thousands. So be prepared for that. Okay, So I played that clip about the master's Caleb because that was like the most boring final round I have ever watched in my life. Well it it had a chance to get interesting towards the end because a decade Matsuyama obviously came into the day with a big lead because he had an amazing third round where he shot a seven under 65 just not only taking the lead from Justin Rose, but then running down the street halfway down the street with it on then he wasn't playing too great in the fourth round, and will's Alla Torre is kind of had a chance to close the lead, but couldn't quite do it. And then Xander Softly, who is actually his partner for the day had a real chance because it got back to a two stroke game with three holes left and on 16 Xander softly shot in the water ended up triple bogeying the hole that Looking back at the score, if if softly but hits par on that whole, he wins the tournament, right? And he had three bogeys in the front nine. You know, if softly it just hip are on the front nine. Then been a whole different race. And I know should've could've. What, Uh, but it was kind of a lackluster one. They got a warning for playing so slow that final group which if they had gotten another warning They would have each been penalized stroke and that could have made a difference there, which would have sent Matsuyama into a playoff. By the way with Saleh tourist is Alla Torre is finished in second on Lee one shot back because he a Matsuyama bogey. The 18th. And even so, I think that the officials who have been right in penalizing them a stroke because they were always two holes behind the group that was in front of them, so they were playing extremely slow, but I think in because it was such a close tournament If doing that through and I think people would have cried foul, even though the rule backed up what they were doing, I think they would've cried foul. I'm sure there's a perfectly good reason for that rule. But it's kind of hard to blame them for taking their time. When you know you're playing the final round of the Masters. You kind of want to make sure that you got it right. Oh, I understand that I understand that, but I thought it was kind of a boring round.

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Bezos Backs Corporate Tax-Rate Increase and Infrastructure Plan

News, Traffic and Weather

00:28 sec | 5 d ago

Bezos Backs Corporate Tax-Rate Increase and Infrastructure Plan

"Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is endorsing President Biden's new $2.25 trillion infrastructure plan, but he's not stopping there. He says Amazon also supports an increase in the corporate tax rate. Would come along with it. The plan would raise the corporate tax rate 7% from 21 to 28% bases. His endorsement is especially interesting considering. Critics have warned that raising the tax rate that much Could negatively impact the economic recovery from the cove in 19

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Fresh "Jeff Bezos" from Walton And Johnson

Walton And Johnson

00:30 min | 16 hrs ago

Fresh "Jeff Bezos" from Walton And Johnson

"By yuan Musk underground train in Las Vegas. Well, it's not a train so much. It's like a loop. I guess you just drive around underground or something like that last like that train they built in Houston That just went from downtown to the, uh Well, basically the Astrodome. Yeah. And then back. Well, they branched out some since then. But you know, for the first many years, it was just a zip back and forth back and forth. Well, they're calling this a public transit system. That's not a train. That's just the tunnel and you could drive. Tesla's down there. You can't drive any other cars through it well so far, it's just Tesla's because he owns it. Uh, he owns the public transit tunnel. Well, there's no. Is there public transit in Vegas? I don't know. I don't have. Well, there's a tram. I guess. I don't know. They must have something, right? Uh, it's a new public transit system in Vegas. Still just humans driving cars slowly in a tunnel according to our reports to driving them slowly, up and down the strip. Yes, exactly. Which is always congested, right? Yeah, it's one more way to get around Vegas but isn't the whole point of the strip that its congested and exciting I think that's part of it. Yes, I'm glad you mentioned Dylan Musk, though, because I don't know if you're have you you've seen Is it girlfriend or wife now? Because the news story here reported her as a wife. No, no, baby. Mama, I'll be Mama. If they're married. I don't know it's by. Don't keep track of everything. He does his significant other a woman named Crimes crimes. Yeah, as in the Grimes County, which we were talking about earlier, but nothing else. And like it or not, at all, not even a little bit more color a Canadian musician. I don't know if you've heard or music or not, but I don't think you'd call her a musician. If you had a lot of synthesizers and ambient off on two guards stuff. She has now unveiled her. Recently altered back from the top of her shoulders to the top of her, but Beautiful alien scars She has tattooed across her back. She shared an image on Instagram late last night, showing an intricate web of tangled lines at at first. Look, It looks like she has been beaten with a whip like Jesus, Huh? Did you ever see the movie? The temptation of Christ. Yeah, saw the beating scene. It looks like that's what happened to her. But in fact, these beautiful alien scars she calls them are tattoos. Now, if you take a look at the picture of this, you would Why would anybody intentionally? Well, she's Grimes, okay? These are what we call white ink tattoos on, I guess, e don't know if she designed it. Or if she just told the tattoo guy just, you know, go berserk back there. It kind of looks like a tribal tattoo. It's all over. But instead of being black, it's orange. Yeah, and that's why it looks like scar tissue like Key Lloyd scars or something again on her back from just behind. Uh, you know, the top of the shoulder, both sides all the way up and down and across all the way to the crack of her, but basically and the cheeks on both sides, huh? Yeah, She did this on purpose. I know way, she said when they heal with, you know, the not really scars, But when her tattoos heal up, she just It's just gonna be beautiful. They will be beautiful alien scars. Well, that's interesting. That's one eye is justice. No. Yes, they come. Well, right? Exactly. And then what would you expect for somebody from another planet? True? They're kind of both like that. Elon Musk is pretty nutty to nuttier than squirrel. Poop is Billy. It would say I would say that, but, you know. Hey, I still does not as much of a threat to me as Jeff Bezos. No, no, You know she's doing it to herself. She's not making anybody else do it. Do you remember? Zunes? Do you remember what that is? Zoom. No, no, they they had a you know, I think you said zoos. Yeah, I know soon, I think is what it was called Elon Musk made fun of Bill Gates over the weekend. Microsoft Zune was the Oh, I don't know what a Zune is it Well, nobody did. It was Microsoft's MP three player that failed a while back. And over the weekend. Elon Musk tweeted out this this mean, which he deleted where he makes fun of Bill Gates. And it says, First we have to get fear, then disinformation and censorship on social media. Then shut down the economy, then mandatory vaccines. Then we re launched soon. Wow. His evil plan bad Most of that's probably real accurate. Yeah, which was pretty funny to me. But anyway, they took the tweet down. I guess he must have forgotten about it. Hey, did you know it's win today? It's what it's big win today. It command. I know that doesn't even sound like it should be a thing. It's not Wednesday. No wind day. It's it's Monday, but when today commemorates the highest wind speed and recorded on the planet, it happened in April.

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Forbes lists wealthiest billionaires in the world, Kim Kardashian makes the cut

Tom Sullivan

00:40 sec | 6 d ago

Forbes lists wealthiest billionaires in the world, Kim Kardashian makes the cut

"Kind of in the family here. Kim Kardashian officially reaching billionaire status. The 40 year old reality TV star ended up on Forbes World's Billionaires list for the first time today. Her net worth is set at one. Billion dollars. So good for her. She made it. But of course on that list way at the top is Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos? Yep. He's at the top, and it shows him with a net worth of $177 billion roughly 26 billion ahead of second place Elon Musk. Tesla's CEO and the founder of Space X.

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Amazon had a weird week on Twitter. But the union vote is the big news.

Marketplace Tech with Molly Wood

01:58 min | Last week

Amazon had a weird week on Twitter. But the union vote is the big news.

"Are being counted in bessemer alabama. This week from amazon warehouse workers hoping to unionize amazon has fought tooth and nail against the union efforts and also recently against members of congress senators bernie sanders and elizabeth warren criticized. Its treatment of employees amazon's official twitter account went on the attack so did some twitter users claiming they were very happy amazon employees and not all of them were real. Let's dig into all of this and quality assurance the segment where we take a deeper look at a big tech story. Jason delray covers amazon for recode. He says this union vote is big no matter what the outcome i also think. If it's a close loss that also would be seen as a positive sign just because amazon. Never had a union in the us that even in that case we'd see other efforts at least inside of amazon facilities in the country. A couple thousand people or more than thousand people voting to unionize at one facility. I mean think that says something especially with all the pressure that management has has put on these workers over the last few weeks. And then of course senators bernie sanders and elizabeth. Warren were criticizing amazon on twitter. For how it treats its employees and we saw amazon. Take what seems to be a priebke. New tack on social media hit-back pretty aggressively so what we saw was executives from dave clark. Who's the ceo of the worldwide consumer business at amazon to the corporate amazon accounts written by pr. People you know being both snarky. You know what. I think many people would say would be inappropriate tone. I reported that that directive to get more aggressive came directly from jeff bezos. After my story kind of exploded you see executives this week. Such as jay carney. He's been on twitter. The last two days responding to both bernie sanders and elizabeth

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Some Capitol Hill Lawmakers Back Amazon Workers' Attempt To Unionize

NPR's Business Story of the Day

04:22 min | Last month

Some Capitol Hill Lawmakers Back Amazon Workers' Attempt To Unionize

"Nearly six thousand amazon employees who work at a warehouse in bessemer alabama are voting by mail on whether to unionize. If they do this will be the first union amazon facility in this country. Here's jennifer bates. Who works there. I keep butterflies and butterflies. Normally come to calm me but hey this is my stomach faithful. It seems like it's getting bigger and bigger full of butterflies. Because there's no break in. Think i don't know how kogo nerve wracking. The election ends later. This month and i should mention. That amazon is a financial supporter of npr. But we cover them like any other company. Some lawmakers support the union. Including senator marco marco rubio or republican and of course president biden also michigan congressman andy levin earlier this month. He and a group of democrats traveled to bessemer. Good morning congressman. Good morning noel. How are you good thanks. What did amazon employees. They're tell you about why they want to unionize. Well you know a union election so often are about basic dignity and that was really true here. I was shocked to learn what it's really like in there They work in a facility. That's like fourteen football fields and it can take ten minutes to walk to a break room. They've to half hour breaks in a ten hour shift so they might get effectively ten hours to eat lunch be by the time they walk there and back lot of them. Don't feel like they can go to the bathroom. Except on their break. And they're watched and quantified every second they're monitored visually a listening geo positioning and every second they're not on task is measured and if they have a certain number of minutes off task in a week they could be fired sometimes might not even be a person involved it was really kind of dehumanizing to me. Here's the argument. That amazon makes amazon. Says look our employees. Earn fifteen dollars an hour which is a good wage in a place like bessemer alabama. Some of them have health benefits. 401k's essentially they have got the benefits that a union would get them. They don't need a union. What do you make of that argument. I'd like to tell that argument to any national football league player and the actor and a movie any presenter on major television or radio networks all of whom have a union every single one. The idea that unions are only for people who are the most poorly paid. It's ridiculous the one person who is unionized. That every airline is the pilot so this argument is ridiculous. These workers deserve a seat at the table to discuss a safe workplace. During a pandemic they deserve a seat at the table to have a workplace. That's human and a real person can go to and great make fifteen dollars. An hour amazon should pay them a lot more the owner of the company. The main owner had his wealth increase. Seventy eight billion dollars during a pandemic and they're about pay jeff bezos in their bag bragging about paying people fifteen dollars an hour there. What's wrong with workers having their own organization just that they can have input in their in in their work lives. And that's all these people are seeking is a seat at the table during this trip to alabama that you went on your colleague congressman jamaal. Bowman said this doesn't stop with amazon. He mentioned lift. Uber tesla and walmart as well. What is the ultimate goal here. The goal is for workers to be able to form a union and bargain collectively. If they darn well please. Noel were down to six percent of private sector workers in this country needing union. We're gonna pass the proactive in the congress and the president is going help. Lead into new era when workers can have a say at the table. It's long pastime in this country. Michigan congressman andy levin. Thank you

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Business is booming for tech companies during the coronavirus pandemic

Real Time with Bill Maher

06:15 min | Last month

Business is booming for tech companies during the coronavirus pandemic

"It is the corona bursary Was a year ago minus two days where we did our last show here and i am boy at ended quick biden set at me the whole thing i mean i thought i was gonna come back next week. We had a panel book May i able to get a shot. July fourth biden says independence day yet. It we're going to be kind of independent. So i've been leading reading you know the year everybody's running recaps of this kind of stuff this dot. I have to start with that. I thought was most amazing. Jeff bezos law lost thirty eight million his divorce thirty eight billion divorced and he made it all back in a month may thirty five billion in one month. What does this tell us about america. Gentlemen it's worse than that. We've had one individual. Gdp of hungary to his net worth since the first virus. You on mosques just in time for him to peace out and moved to taxes so he doesn't have to pay taxes. We've seen billionaires go from one point nine trillion and wealth of four trillion. The dirty secret of this pandemic is at the top ten percent much less top. One percent are living best lives virus and that some be minute we see a lot of the we actually see places that went out of business by myself. Some of my favorite restaurant. Hey i drive by. And i wanna cry. Because they've been there for a log gone forever but the people who did if you're in the sit on your ass. Look at a screen business. Amazon apple google facebook right. They made their now worth twenty one percent of the whole economy. There we used we talk about the s. and p. five hundred it's the s. and p. seven there's now seven companies that have percent of the market cap amazon's since march has added more market capitalization than all of european retail. We have effectively four companies. That are so dominant. There's more we've been overrun. There's more lobbyists fulltime lobbyist in washington working for amazon than there are. Us senators there's more people working in pr and calms at facebook. Manicuring in march and cheryl's image than there are journalists at the washington post. Yeah we are so beyond any sense of balance in our economy. The eco-systems out of control. We absolutely need to break these companies up. Yeah it's almost like we're going to step ahead. I'm old school that stepping on a. It's almost like the way that you said there bill. It sounded nefarious. Almost like they plan or something you know not that they did of course but they took advantage of it but they took advantage of there's almost like an inevitability of this kind of progress. Let's let's call it. You know where how all that money just starts flowing in these these same directions. No matter what happens to the economy. It all keeps flowing that way but can ask this one question. When i read this about the amazon apple. Google facebook twenty one percent. I mean it was written. I forget where i read it. Maybe you yeah. It was written like oh my god. Twenty one percent of the economy four companies. Yeah but i was like. That's so bad. I thought it was eighty quite frankly. I hadn't read that. I mean the biggest four companies. Who really i mean this is. What's propping up. America as the rest of his goes to shit Is that such a big thing that those the four biggest companies are one fifth of the economy pennzoil. Not that alarmed at do we want one company deciding ninety three percent of the time when we type in overthrow government whether you get Instructions on how to build a dirty bomb or voter registration. Should one company control those decisions. Ninety three percent of the time should one person control the algorithms to decide the content that the southern hemisphere place. india rec- should one company effectively control ninety seven percent of all increase in value of all retail. The third and learn. I know you think healthcare is next right. Don't you think that walmart and is it is on. We're going to be battling to of course. Why wouldn't they want that. they own everything else. Where's the all the money going sick people. That's what america does best makes people look the fastest. The largest business in the world is us healthcare. it's seventy percent of gdp its prices. Keep going up. it's nps keeps going down. That spells here comes amazon but not only is it bad or morally corrupted these companies have so much power it's dangerous. the equivalent of the nasdaq and israel is down. Not up there vaccinating. Seven times the rate when the most powerful wealthiest people in the world are living their best lives. We don't show this virus the full-throated capitalist response. We are capable of if amazon amazon. Start if amazon stock had declined seventy percent instead of risen seventy percent in the last ten months when a van with a smile shows up in my driveway tomorrow morning someone with a somewhat jumped out in a lab coat and vaccinated us. We are living our best lives. This virus has not seen what with the. Us is capable of because stop. Stop at hurt so good. If you're the shareholder class but the other the other point is the every time you wanna talk. This guy's as usual. I said everything i wanted to say. No but the other side of it is providing a service that people like you know. I mean during the pandemic you wanted things delivered to you know so the. That's what i mean the confluence of them being there at exactly the right time with exactly the right service is was very convenient so i know so. Many people have signed up for amazon prime over the last five years because the all of the things that they come with it and amazon is amazing. The type of company that amazon is and how they position themselves to literally pacman. Every every type of that is out there. it really is. I don't think we've seen anything like that type that's He remember he cornered the diaper market. Lost like one hundred million. Just but i i don't care i want diapers to write something wrong with that guy anyway but it's not as bank

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Jeff Bezos names former head of environmental think tank to lead $10 billion Earth Fund

MAD MONEY W/ JIM CRAMER

00:18 sec | Last month

Jeff Bezos names former head of environmental think tank to lead $10 billion Earth Fund

"Jeff bezos naming a new ceo to ten billion dollar earth fund andrew. Steer who is currently head of environmental think tank world resources institute will head up the organization fighting climate change. It comes as jeff bezos. Said he will step down as amazon. Ceo to focus on other projects like the washington post and the fund.

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MacKenzie Scott marries science teacher after Bezos divorce

Mark Thompson

00:48 sec | Last month

MacKenzie Scott marries science teacher after Bezos divorce

"Scott World, the ex wife of Jeff Bezos. Mackenzie Scotches, a philanthropist. She's worth billions. He's one of the world's wealthiest women. She is marrying Seattle school teacher Dan Ju. It Nice. She, uh yeah, It's kind of sad. I was just working up the courage to ask her out, saying I miss my spot. Yeah happens. I guess. He's a science teacher to Seattle Private school, according to Someone with knowledge of the two. That's right. It's a private school in which her kids go attend. Ah, that's how she that's how she met him. She's given away more than $4 billion of her fortune. You know, she's committed to giving away all our money during her lifetime. She really sounds like a cool

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MacKenzie Scott marries science teacher after Bezos divorce

Bob Sirott

01:03 min | Last month

MacKenzie Scott marries science teacher after Bezos divorce

"Lan therapist Mackenzie Scat, one of the world's richest people, has remarried. A Seattle teacher Dan Ju, it she was the Woman who was divorced from Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos in 2019 Mackenzie scat. This marriage comes after Scott and Bezos divorced after their 25 year long marriage. The divorce settlement made her among the richest people on earth. Currently holding a $53 billion fortune. That's billion with a B she got a quarter of Jeff Bezos. Amazon shares Mackenzie scat has given away billions of dollars is part of a plan to donate a majority of her fortune. In December, she donated to $4.2 billion 2 384 organizations, and I guess everybody seems happy because Jeff Bezos issued a statement about the new husband. Saying Dan is such a great guy. I'm happy and excited for both of

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Elizabeth Warren unveils proposal to tax "ultra-millionaires"

Colorado's Morning News with April Zesbaugh and Marty Lenz

00:38 sec | Last month

Elizabeth Warren unveils proposal to tax "ultra-millionaires"

"The world's richest man have to pay under a new wealth tax proposal? I'll give you a hint mourn you and I will ever see this is the ultra millionaire tax proposal. We told you about yesterday, the brainchild of Senator Elizabeth Warren, Let's review Here's how it works. 1st 50 million is free and clear. Archer 50 million first dollar. You gotta pay two cents and two cents on every dollar. After that, until you hit a billion after you. Two billion. It goes up more. And based on this formula, Amazon's Jeff Bezos would have a yearly tax bill of $5.7 billion baseballs currently has a net worth close to 200 billion. We're waiting on a

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Seattle still reeling from year of violent protests

News, Traffic and Weather

03:05 min | Last month

Seattle still reeling from year of violent protests

"Seattle In the last year, we watched us some peaceful demonstrations evolved into riots, Destruction and violence. Doubles Jonathan Show looking at where protests go from here. Day after day night after night weeks, turning into months of protests, and then we've seen various leaders come and go, including City Council member Shama so want directing hundreds of people into city Hall. This moment, rallying cries are constantly changing. Moment. It's black lives matter and calls for homeless reform. Then it's to fund the police and raise the minimum wage, public parks and city blocks occupied and overrun the homes of elected officials like the mayor and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. All targets. Various groups continue to peacefully march while a mob dressed in black now remains a constant threat. Representing a violent and volatile mix of activism nearly one year after George Floyd's death sparked social justice demonstrations and emboldened others to mobilize Seattle is exhausted and wounded. Many city leaders remain silent and on the sidelines from the business community to neighbors living in hot zones like Capitol Hill. We absolutely not taking it anymore. Victoria Beach says She's trying to create a united front in her neighborhood. But the chair of the Seattle Police Department's African American Community Advisory Council is struggling to find others. Willing to courageously stand by her side. We have the power to stop it. So why aren't we coming together? We need every public official in Seattle to draw a really clear bright line and condemn. Violent acts. John Schools, the CEO and president of the downtown Seattle Association, he says it's hard enough for business is recovering from covert 19 profit losses. But when violent protesters continue to target the downtown core, that is gonna hold back recovery. It's time to stop any. If not, you're gonna go to jail and we will prosecute you. During last month's press conference, in from Seattle police chief Adrian de has once again made a clear distinction between peaceful marches. The ones led by groups dressed in black. They've tied up. A lot of our resource is DEA says Officers will continue to monitor evolving demonstrations adapt and be prepared for all scenarios. So we do have sufficient amount of officers even personally, asked the attorney, Pete Holmes, to get tougher and more consistent. With protests related prosecutions. The police are doing what they can what they're told to do with the courts or are telling them to do, which means no more tear gas for crowd control. But law enforcement consultant Jim Feudal believes the city will remain in a vicious cycle. Until these people are prosecuted and held accountable. I don't see anything changing after all the social unrest and ongoing protests Address. Your success remains undefined in elusive. One thing is clear. It's difficult to predict the future of demonstrations in Seattle, but history has a tendency to repeat itself. Seattle, Jonathan Show. Comeau News update Now to breaking news. We first brought you last

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What Will Amazon Do Next in 2021?

The Small Business Radio Show

05:29 min | Last month

What Will Amazon Do Next in 2021?

"The other day announced a new ceo. And so we're is amazon. Going in two thousand twenty one and how can small business owners actually participate hit. Help is jason boys. A season entrepreneur and nationally rise x. nationally recognized expert on amazon. He's considered the world's leading expert in dot com third party sellers. He's the founder and ceo of avenue seven media llc a seller group that harnesses the power of amazon for direct to consumer product brands. He's also the co author of the amazon jungle. The truth about amazon and the sellers guide to thriving on the world's most perilous e commerce marketplace jason. Welcome to the show. Thank you bury. Congratulations to you. Six hundred and twenty six show twelve years you know. He started with just one person. So tell me how you've been doing during this pandemic. Our business has been booming Amazon scott galloway came out and wrote a book about The pandemic amazon a company that was built for something like a worldwide pandemic and they've benefited greatly and frankly so's my business. Because so many small businesses that had regional brick and mortar retail store outlets that. Just shut down on him and folks were were kind of on the fence prior to the pandemic called and said jason get amazon tomorrow. Can you help me so our business has been. I mean we keep up very hits been it's been You know a bittersweet story. It's good news that our businesses doing great as results pandemic. But it's been a really difficult time for everyone. Any recession is always winners. And there's losers. But i tell you one thing jason happen. This year that i never thought could happen in relation to amazon. I couldn't believe they couldn't deliver in two days. Came buried i. I made some predictions in early october. That fda and amazon delivery network was going to break. It ended up not breaking but they broke the post office. They bury them with so met much volume that they literally couldn't couldn't handle it and you're absolutely right. There were very few packages that were delivered to people's doors within two day window within that one day window even still though what they did. This holiday in terms of ramping up delivery final mile warehousing added fifty percent of square footage and like four months. I mean it's historic area. It's pretty incredible what they did so just recently announced. Jeff bezos is going to step down. Ceo and there was a joke on facebook. That says well i guess he's fully invested 401k. Now that's why he's stepping down. But one predictions you have for twenty twenty one with amazon given a new ceo and the hopefully the winding down of the pandemic. Yeah well you know. I hope jeff vases is going to be okay with the pay reduction. Moving from fulltime. Ceo to just executive chairman. You think you'll be okay hope but yeah you look i. I don't think that amazon is going to miss a beat. You know the minute. The announcement came out which by the way was interesting enough announced around the same time as their blow out. Q four earnings call Historic in its own right Potentially to deflect which amazon's pr department is really good at About how great they have benefited in his really tough time for our country But look amazon's not going to miss a beat andy jazzy. Jeff clone bleeds amazon. Blew has been basically attached to jeff bezos hip for more than twenty years. He's an incredibly talented competency. Oh who took. Aws from zero to fifty percent market share in the cloud. Space according to gartner so He's incredibly talented. He will help Execute on jeff bezos division. Basil's we'll take a back seat behind. The curtain is gonna shove jesse in front of congress and answer. All those difficult antitrust questions and basis is going to work on what he loves doing which is invention and future technology. Whatever amazon looks like five ten years from now will have been developed from. Basil's mind so he's not going anywhere. He's just removing himself from some of the shall we say more uncomfortable task. It's going to land on jesse's lap in the next You know one to ten years. As i trust drums or are beating louder and louder. So let's talk about some of the trends that you've been discussing Tell us about how you think. Amazon is getting into healthcare. They are already in healthcare. I mean they're providing primary care for you know scores of their own employees tens of thousands of their employees they They famously removed themselves from joint venture with jamie diamond and berkshire hathaway recently In the rumors from within inside amazon at the reason they did that is because they were holding back and the amazon pharmacy group which spun up recently. we're saying we can't move fast you know. We can't move fast because we're being held up by chasing in berkshire hathaway. So i saw that. A lot of a lot of people in the press came out berry and said oh. This means amazon can't figure out healthcare. It's too difficult. It's too challenging. I didn't see that at all. I just saw that you know amazon. Saw this as cutting weight so that they can really focus on what they do. And that's innovate

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Jeff Bezos Might Be Targeting NFL's Washington Football Team

Mason & Ireland

00:21 sec | Last month

Jeff Bezos Might Be Targeting NFL's Washington Football Team

"Archives amazon. Ceo jeff bezos could have his is on a new career goal and that would be owning in. Nfl team bezos has been interested in becoming an nfl owner for some time according to front office sports. The fifty-seven-year-old entrepreneur reportedly could have his sights set on buying a stake of the washington football team.

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Elon Musk - The Man Behind Tesla and SpaceX

Talk, Tales and Trivia

07:44 min | Last month

Elon Musk - The Man Behind Tesla and SpaceX

"Well who's elon. Musk well if you don't know you're gonna find out right now. There is so much news internet entertainment on ilan mosque. And i want to tell you that this is only the basics of aeon. Musk who he is. There is plenty to find out about him. I will leave some of the links and the show notes. So don't forget to look but who is elon. Musk and how does he lawns story began. Well he is a visionary entrepreneur and the co founder of paypal and tesla motors as well as the founder of the new space x program which is very popular to day his astounding success has given rise to comparisons to the uniqueness of howard hughes and the tenacity of a henry ford but he did have an often difficult childhood like most of us kids his own age made fun of him from his own descriptions the years were lonely and brutal alon is quoted as saying they got my best friend to lure me out of hiding so they could beat me up and that hurt. That's when i realized that they were going to go after me non stop. That's what made growing up difficult for a number of years. There was no respite. You get chased around by gangs. These gangs tried to beat the insert. Swearword here out of me. And then i'd come home and it would just be awful there as well but not all was wasted. This difficulty cultivated itself into a relentless work ethic a never ending tenacious vision of the future. You see enron was born and raised in south africa and he spent some time in canada before finally moving to the united states thin and the united states. He was educated at the university of pennsylvania. A very good school majoring in physics. That's when ilan started to excel and experiment to soon. Become a serial tech entrepreneur with early successes like zip to an x dot com. He took on two majors at the university of pennsylvania but his time there wasn't all work with a fellow student. He bought a tin bedroom fraternity house which they used as an ad hoc nightclub will. Musk graduated with a bachelor of science and physics at all as a bachelor of arts in economics from the wharton school for ilan. Physics made the deepest impression. He is again quoted as saying and somewhat giving directions to boiling things down to their fundamental truths and reason up from their. Musk was twenty four years old when he moved to california to pursue at phd in applied physics at stanford university with the internet. Exploding in silicon valley booming. Musk had entrepreneurial visions on his mind and dropped out of the physics program just after two days but in two thousand and four. Musk joined to engineers to help. Run tesla motors. You've all heard of tesla motors right. Well this is where. Musk was integral and designing the first electric car. There's no doubt the electric car is the car of the future. But his first car the he designed was the tesla roadster as we are all aware of the tesla has become one of the world's most popular and coveted car brands and is still growing in popularity in the united states and in many different countries tesla and the electric car are taking over but we must never forget about musk's early interest in reading philosophy science fiction and fantasy novels and how that played a big role. I mean a huge role in the inventor that he is today. It is reflected in his sense of idealism and concern with human progress. He aims to work in the areas he has identified as crucial to our future specifically the internet. The transition to renewable energy sources and space colonization and. Ilan has been all over the media. Making three podcast episodes on the joe rogan experience while the first one in which he smoked. Marijuana was pretty funny but in a maximum article. I found this elon. Musk's third appearance on the joe rogan. Experience podcast the genius. Tesla and spacex. Ceo did reveal intriguing plans for a floating tesla. Musk revealed that the long awaited second generation tesla roadster could have a space x package that would allow it to hover at a limited altitude above the ground. Something that we have never seen before with all these new inventions floating around. Is it any wonder why everyone is watching. And curious about ilan's next big thing. Well at tesla fans are awaiting the cyber truck which will make an appearance at the end of twenty twenty one and the exciting numbers are in for ilan's wealth elon. Musk started twenty twenty with a worth of about twenty seven billion dollars and was barely in the top fifty richest people then in july of twenty twenty. Musk past warren buffett. The great billionaire to become the seventh richest person in november. Musk raced past bill gates to become the second richest person. Musk has gained more wealth over the past twelve months then gates his entire net worth of one hundred and thirty two billion dollars and according to cnbc elon. Musk just became the richest person in the world. With a net worth of more than one hundred and eighty five billion dollars alone recently had a new marker for his wealth and that is so cool because of all his inventions and his time spent caring and wanting the united states and the world to move ahead has made a name for himself. There is no doubt an increase in tesla's share price pushed. Musk past jeff bezos of amazon. Who had been the richest person since two thousand seventeen. You see musk's wealth surge over. The past year marks the fastest rise to the top of the rich list and history but why because he is investing in the future. It marks a dramatic financial turnaround for the famed entrepreneur. Because he cares about what happens in our future so with all his wealth experimentation and knowledge elon. Musk is our future and for those. That are young enough to dream about being an elon. Musk it must start with your curiosity with reading and learning more and more about new and different things and that i want for you and your children now and in the future.

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Jeff Bezos Passes  Elon Musk  as Richest Person in the World

South Florida's First News with Jimmy Cefalo

00:26 sec | Last month

Jeff Bezos Passes Elon Musk as Richest Person in the World

"Chef Bezos once again the richest person on earth, Test one space ex CEO Elon Musk recently surpassed him. But Tesla's shares dropped 2.4% Tuesday, setting Musk's fortune back more than $4.5 billion, And that's where Miami Palmetto senior High valedictorian steps back into the number one spot he previously held for over three years. With a net worth of $191.2 billion. Bezos, now best musk by nearly a billion bucks.

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Jeff Bezos overtakes Elon Musk to reclaim spot as world's richest person

Colorado's Morning News with April Zesbaugh and Marty Lenz

00:29 sec | Last month

Jeff Bezos overtakes Elon Musk to reclaim spot as world's richest person

"Bezos of Amazon and Tesla's Elon Musk have been going back and forth lately based on how their company's stock is doing yesterday, Tesla's share price dropped by nearly 2.5% that results in a paper lost the musk of more than $4.5 billion and puts bays owes back in the top spot where he's been for most of the last three years. Jeff Bezos, now as a net worth a little more than $191 billion, about a billion dollars in chump change more than hell on musk. Financial officials in the government don't seem

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"jeff bezos" Discussed on The Cave of Time

The Cave of Time

02:32 min | 3 months ago

"jeff bezos" Discussed on The Cave of Time

"Else. It's not yeah. Yeah because when you were working you know a seventeen hour day at work. He was working hours. I work every single day. You can say working smarter like. He's he's a smarter guy. It's like okay well. To some extent he won the genetic lottery in that sense. It's not like anybody can just be. Jeff bezos is kind of indoctrinated as we are to believe that at birth. You can be anything you want to be no matter who you are. It's just not the case i mean. He's definitely the the problem. I see though is like there's no way there's no way to change what he does like how do you. How do you go against somebody that big like what. What are the options. It's like you need to basically have a mob outside of his house demanding that he hands over money or changes business practices The gate unit. Like do you remember the thing you told me about unions. how what does he do. He hires there was leaked a leaked documents from amazon and they showed that amazon does not want well. Amazon wants to diversify their workforce like every other fortune five hundred company like every other governmental organization. They want a diverse population in their workforce they want people working in harmony Indian people black people white people old people young people. They want a very diverse workforce now now in this league document it said that one of the reasons they want that is because it reduces the likelihood of the workforce unionizing. We believe that's true but it's funny. Because like i feel like most supporters of left wing politics. Don't believe that's true right. Well i am not necessarily. I would think that some of them would say that. That is the case but it is the case because which is crazy to me because of negative depictions of black people in the media or something like that and they they would you know. Think like you know things like that. So they say something like well. It's harder for black people to get into unions. Get union jobs. And it's more likely that unions will be started at all white companies because those people have traditionally easier times and an implicit racism that needs to we need to have.

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"jeff bezos" Discussed on The Cave of Time

The Cave of Time

05:54 min | 3 months ago

"jeff bezos" Discussed on The Cave of Time

"Uncle jeff. Dj jazzy bazo. Time spanish his name is jeff kisses. Did i did notice. I did see that. Yeah zoom videos all screwed up and just fixing that up right now now might so. Jeff bezos is the richest man in the world. Do you have any disagreement that yeah. He's not he's not the richest man in the world. I thought you were going to have a disagreement with that. Yeah so why. Did you think. I would have a disagreement with that because we were talking earlier and you said something about like. Oh he's got a lot of liquid liquid assets or rather non liquid assets and people. Overestimate how richie is and you seem to have some contrary opinions in other regards. Well i mean okay. So he's he's the person with the highest net wealth according to what is it forbes and many others forbes forbes and that so like first of all what about someone like pooja or the saudis where we have no idea what their net worth is. You know yes. Yes i I work with some people who tell me that there are many people in saudi arabia. Her a richer than what we typically believed to be the richest man in the world or people in the world because their their books are closed right. So there's no way of knowing how much to have oil like the royal family. Like how do you know how much money they have you with us. No way of knowing right yeah. This is wealth that has been collected for thousand years. How could you possibly. There's no records. There's no there's no idea there's no shares. There's no market cap. There's no way to measure their wealth right so first of all. There's that second of all everyone talks about. Jeff bezos the numbers. Out right now but people are throwing numbers out like two hundred and thirty billion two hundred and fifty billion three hundred billion dollars. He doesn't have three hundred billion dollars sitting his bank account. So amazon's worth one point five or one point eight trillion dollars and he owns just over ten percent of it. Plus everything is liquidated plus all the business assets..

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"jeff bezos" Discussed on GeekWire - Geared Up

GeekWire - Geared Up

06:28 min | 1 year ago

"jeff bezos" Discussed on GeekWire - Geared Up

"Of a wakeup call. For how pervasive and how powerful this company has really become the last twenty five years under the leadership of Jeff Bezos who has described in the documentary as a small nondescript sandy haired man sitting at his desk back then when it was first starting Seattle to now a figure of folklore and the world's richest person so it Kinda uses Jeff Bezos to tell the larger story of Amazon how powerful they are And it really questions that impact that they're having on society whether they really need to be regulated. Did you walk away from it feeling? Like wow this is a monopoly and regulators need to step in. I don't know it definitely is. It was creepy was kind of scary. Just know and realize how much Amazon is doing. I think we write about it every day. We know about it but just in terms especially the data that they're collecting. You Know Amazon has always been data company in from day one when they launched their bookstore. And figured out what you were clicking on what you put in your shopping cart in which you didn't use Alexa and the ECHO. We don't even think about that as data but that is really data that Amazon's collecting so it's not to me to say whether they should be regulated. But I do think at some point. The government should step in whether the trump administration. Who would do that? That's their story. But these seem to be getting so big that even their first employee who is quoted. He's one of nine former insiders that are interviewed in the documentary Even he was saying that he was getting a little worried that his babies now turn into this monster it's not unfathomable that the trump administration would step in on the one hand. You have this government that is famous for being very friendly business but on the other hand. Amazon is kind of not in that category because of the personal animosity between Jeff Bezos and trump. Yeah I mean we'll see what happens in you know the big Djeddai cloud computing contract with the Pentagon's going on there's some push and pull between the government and Amazon Microsoft. We'll see what happens there but yeah it's it's definitely a must watch. I think it'll make you realize and learn a lot about Amazon's rise to power and I thought it was really well produced. They Sandwich Day which was really interesting. They started with the blue origin. Referencing the ended it with the blue origin reference. I think the US bases quote of big ideas style starts small or something like that. So it's interesting that the US Bazo his blue origin space venture to tell the story of Amazon and show. Jeff Bezos has kind of ambitions and goals It's been said and Jeff has discussed this that. The reason he started Amazon was to make enough money to fund his blue origin. Space Venture eventually contribute to getting millions of people living and working in space and so I guess that shows how big his ambitions have been. Do you think Alan covering blue origin so closely. Do you think that his attention has focused? And that's the top priority. Now I don't think so. I think that he's got so many irons in the fire. He does have a schedule. For example I believe Wednesdays are his blue origin days. He's got so many other things going on that. I think that he's actually shifted because now blue origin has a CEO. A gentleman named Bob Smith who is doing more and more of the public work and so I if anything I think. Jeff is step back a little bit to kind of let the organization grow because it has grown quite a bit. It was four years ago or so. It was at six hundred employees and now it's near three thousand employees interesting. What's really struck me about? This documentary was not only how many people Amazon has made angry over the years. But how many of them front-line got to speak on the record because we know covering this company? It's hard to get people to say anything bad about Amazon. Who Do business with them or might have done business with them in the past or perhaps had a nondisclosure agreement with them but kind of in every sector that they're in there was somebody to complain whether it was booksellers who felt like they had been ripped off former employees mayor. Bill de Blasio in New York. Who was furious with Amazon for pulling out of their Amazon? Hq to agreement to build a big headquarters there his quote. Actually I wrote it down because it just really struck me Amazon. Pulled out of this deal because there was a lot of criticism particularly from local officials in New York and to Blasio said in. What world are there? No critics? Well Yeah in an autocratic totalitarian world. Maybe they're not allowed. And maybe that's the world. Jeff bezos somewhere in his mind thinks he's entitled to still angry about the whole issue thing. A seems a bit salty about it for sure from. I did a really good job of getting insiders reporters and I thought the questions that they're producers asked the Amazon's exper- particularly good and it. Actually you know the Amazon execs are very good at kind of repeating the same things over and over and they tripped up a couple of the exacts a few times for example Dave Limp. Who'S THE AMAZON DEVICES CHIEF? They asked him about Alexa. And you know if the echo devices are always listening and and he started his response saying I disagree with that they're not listening and then literally a few seconds later. He said they were listening. And he had to backtrack on that so it was interesting to see kind of the test a little bit right. And Jeff Bezos did not sit for an interview in this documentary a bunch of executives did though and that's a big gap because it's hard to have Amazon actually put those executives forward for interviews but I thought it was really clever. What frontline did they pulled from old speeches and other interviews that were captured on video of Jeff Bezos and edited them very carefully to show kind of his inner mind thinking and in some cases it was a little bit damning because it went against what the more evolved Amazon is now saying about some of its practices Yup and circling back to your first question antitrust for a long time? Amazon's maybe live behind this thing. Where their whole thing is keeping prices low for consumers and that's. I think how they've maybe skirted away from the antitrust discussion because the current US laws. Are you know antitrust is put in place to protect the consumer and Seimas on says? Hey we are what we're doing but I think at some point in the documentary. They said we'll consumers may maybe getting lower prices everyone else in the ecosystem may be getting hurt and that can include third party sellers or competitors delivery drivers warehouse workers exactly so maybe low prices is not the only thing that the antitrust regulators should be looking at well. That's the big question of antitrust. Scrutiny of big tech right now because like you said traditionally at least for the past..

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"jeff bezos" Discussed on Slate Money

Slate Money

08:42 min | 1 year ago

"jeff bezos" Discussed on Slate Money

"It's the return if the company we thought we thought that the thing had been set that the government said. I'm going to give this ten billion dollars. Cia intelligence contract to Microsoft. I'm not going to give it to Amazon. Everyone kind of new. That Amazon had the better bid. Kind of knew that the government awarded it to Microsoft just because Donald Trump Gates Jeff bezos. And yet somehow like this was just understood as this life under trump a now according to come along and said wait. Hang on site really. This is an instance where honestly. I don't think there's anything wrong with giving this to Microsoft like number one government contracts are always political. Always have been always will be now. This one is more publicly political. And that's not good but the idea that they're like oh no their politics and how you give out government contracts. I kind of Rome is at that and second. You already have Amazon. Having such a large market share in cloud computing and already being essentially in charge of I believe the cloud competing for the CIA in. Who actually think it makes more sense to have more than one company in there. Yeah this is one of those confusing title like everyone to lose yeah. I definitely didn't want Amazon to win. They're ready control too much. They have the majority of the cloud as Anna. Just said They're huge and like why should they have this ten billion dollar deal that could actually amount of forty billion dollars over you know if they get more and more business? Why not let Microsoft have it? Yeah I mean we just talking about Of things and now we're saying that it's okay to be political announcing it's okay. I'm saying it using I. Guess what I'm arguing. Is that look in theory of course procurement that none of this should be political whatsoever. But I guess I'm just saying like it always is so yes if they can find proof which with Donald Trump. It's entirely possible. We'll be able to or he is saying like I have this email. That says you can't do this then. That's bad and then they shouldn't allow it to go forward. I mean Mattis. His book that trump told him. I don't want I don't want Amazon to get that contract right but from what we've seen over the past month. We know that that's not going to do it like that. Will that will open the colds flu. I mean they can they can. They can cool maths a witness. That's true and so look if you can find actual evidence of it than yes. Of course you need to say like no. We don't allow. I guess what I'm saying is that is that. I just all government contracts or political. It's always about who's giving money to WHO and who has connections with here. It's just I don't believe I believe if maybe since it's less political than it was in the past but it certainly is the level of local government and you know it certainly is on the level of like international governments. You know the Europeans will give contracts to Airbus in. The Americans will give contracts to Boeing. There's Anna's right there's always a political overlay when it comes to government spending and often it's explicit and written into law that you know that if the American government spending money they need to spend it with American companies and and that kind of thing is often you know not just implicit or explicit. Amazon's really having a hard time this year. I mean there's the whole debacle doesn't your heart of lead. Well it does seem like Bezos by buying the Washington Post is kind of like made himself a target and a little bit of a new way with the president and the Jedi contract losing it and then a little bit. I mean even I guess. The Washington Post Angle doesn't really fit with what happened to him in New York. That was more just like we. Can we talk a little bit about Jeff Bezos Midlife crisis? Because it's kind of amazing. He's becoming John Lewis apart. He's spot that David Geffen House in Los Angeles. He bought the Old Wall Mr Estate in La for one hundred sixty five million there by beating the record for most expensive property purchase in L. A. Which had been held for just a couple of months by Lachlan Murdoch? He reportedly dropped fifty three million dollars. Which is a record for an ED? Reshape Painting Christie's last November bought a Cams Marshall at the same time and because I'm the him he's never been known as an art collector before you know you really do. This is super billionaire wins. He win. Let the first painting you by fifty three million dollars most of us. Yeah like a couple of hundred bucks extending twenty dollars. Poster probably But the the soup interesting thing to me about him. Buying A in Kerry. James Marshall at Christie's is the same Kerry James Marshall at both still alive and there are basically three different ways. You can buy out if you're an art collector. One is you can buy out by dead artists who are established in the Canon. And then if you're buying from that others but but we'll must by definition you're buying from someone who owns that And so whoever owns the gets the money in a trade you. They get the money. Alternatively with living on this you can go. Oh wow you have really like what you do. I like your work so I'm GonNa pay you money if you'll work and then that money get split between the artist and gallery only and then the autism. You'll supporting the artist and doing that. And then there's this new thing which is only really. It hasn't been around that long Just a few decades really where you can buy the work of living artists on the secondary market and auction houses. And stuff like that and so you go along you. By the Ad Rousse at Christie's and then all of that money goes to whoever just you know whoever selling me adversary and and you know if this doesn't see any of it and that's kind of the weird way to collect. It's like if you're going to collect living artists. Do you want to support the living artists and yet based off? That's how he's doing he's like. I'm going to spend this money on art by not going to spend any money on artists. That's just my model ran. Yeah no and I think it's a very very valid. I think probably also goes to the point that I don't think he cares anything about whatsoever. I think he's just like I guess. This is what you do. I mean he's truly seems to be having some kind of. I don't WANNA say MIDLIFE CRISIS. But it seems like he got his divorce and now he's just out there. Jeff bezos on the town buying mansions. He's like out in the teeth soldiers. That would parties. You sold four billion dollars Amazon stock in one week. He's like I just need some spending money so he's going out he's got to have the cash you know. He's got to buy the bottle and he's busy guy. This is why Bernie GonNA end up being our president but there was this great story which which we should link to about sort of inside the whole crazy. Hq To fiasco where the whole thing. Why Jeff bezos decided that he was going to run around trying to get massive. Subsidies from in North America was basically driven by Elon. Musk envy here's Elon. Musk actually subsidies if he can get subsidies why can I get subsidies? I'll grow up. And then he just took way over the top but that's how he's run his business all along in a way like no competitor. He can have no competitor. He buys them and push them out of business. Dominates everything like it is interesting. Like you've read biographies of previous entrepreneurs and early errors. I mean he fits the models so much you know which probably means at some point. He is going to run into an antitrust and he is. There are going to be real consequences because you. He doesn't seem to have any thing inside of him. That knows when to stop. I mean I think used to have a wife. Maybe she was. Yeah I mean maybe that explains it you know maybe she was like Hagia holding him back from something already. Have one hundred billion dollars. We don't need another one hundred million dollars. You are cramping lifestyle. I need to trade you in for someone else. There is a piece in the Times. I think I talked about this. A bunch a few weeks ago That talked about like married as os would like go online to make reservations at restaurants. Single bezos would never do that because that's so cheesy Murray Basil's had had said Hair married as US didn't have those hulking swollen. Is that what they call it? Swollen arms which nothing wrong with that. It's just interesting contrast little social experiment in front of our eyes. Sleep.

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"jeff bezos" Discussed on Slate Money

Slate Money

13:48 min | 1 year ago

"jeff bezos" Discussed on Slate Money

"So let's talk about the hearing. That happened on Thursday in the Senate in front of the Banking Committee Pretty much fifty fifty Republicans and Democrats but I watched a bunch of it and it. Some of them are nice but most of them both sides would not nice to Judy Shelton. Who was one of the two nominees hitting that and then there was this other guy sitting two left who basically everyone ignored because they were like okay. You're you're you're respected fed economists. You've been at the Fed for years. Everyone kind of understands the Oh qualified. So why are you even here? And these are trump nominees for the Federal Reserve to be clear and what trump has done when he's nominated people to the federal because they really have fallen into two buckets. He's sometimes he just nominates the obvious technocrat. Who is good at their job? And probably Jay Powell would fall into that bucket but so Lael brainard and various other people who like sailed through the nominations had no problem and then yeah I mean I think we look at kind of early trump. It was still kind of normal and now we're moving a little bit into crazy trump. But but the point is that even with these two nominations. He's got one of each. Yes and that's true. Yeah the Was it Chris? Waller yes chriswell is. He's this Louis Fed He's always been on the dovish side He's buddies I believe with Larry Kudlow and they're both into the idea right now that they can keep on unemployment can go still much lower and it won't affect inflation so you know. This is a debate. That's happening in the Federal Reserve and basically every time that the Fed has worried. The unemployment has reached as low as it can go before inflation kicks in They've they've said like well. Let's try and see what happens if it goes even lower and then it goes even low. Inflation doesn't turn up so so it's an interesting debate in the central banking community. And there's lots of talk about this thing. Called the Phillips Curve and Chris Wallace right in that debate and he can add useful perspective to the Fed Board in terms of that debate and probably his conclusions are aligned with what Donald Trump would want them to be. Which is you can cut rates more. And that's fine but ultimately he's a relatively professional central banker and he'll be fine. Yeah the reason judy. Shelton is so worrying to people. I would say it's twofold. One is some of the things she said in the past specifically being a big fan of the gold standard believing that the Fed just shouldn't exist at all not believing in deposit insurance among just pause deposit insurance like Fdr deposit-insurance like the assurance. That I have that the money in the bank will be there tomorrow because I know that the federal government will make me whole. If I lose the money in my bank account who I was really surprised that a human person that is nominated for such an influential position. I mean I know. Gold bug is crazy too but for some reason I cannot stop thinking about that. This woman wants to get rid of the FDIC so as soon away by that. This is this is. This is not just by the way to fall point to be clear. This is not just something that she wrote once she this is something what she built her entire career around which is basically and this is not unique to Judy Shelton. This is a very very stand. The like hard libertarian view of monetary policy that the federal government should not be involved in monetary policy that we should just outsource the whole thing to a lump of gold and that Thanks and the banks. Should you know license full on their own merits? And they shouldn't be backed up by the federal government because the federal government like at interfering private comments and like the the crazy sort of rand's pool wing of the Republican Party has always had an affinity for this kind of thinking it has never been remotely. Mainstream is entirely counter to really the existence of Fed. And I would say what that's disturbing but I would argue that what's even more disturbing is her. Partisanship is the fact that she as you said. Felix built her career on this and then when she became clear that she was perhaps more aligned with trump that he was maybe going to appoint her now all of a sudden. She's a duff. When Obama was president she was out there saying that the Fed should raise rates and It was ruining the economy and now with trump residents. She wants the Fed to lower rate. And it's not just that she wants the Fed to lower rates he also seemingly wants the Fed to start getting in charge of the dollar in a way that like has historically been the rim of the Treasury Department and the Fed and she's like the Fed should lower rate specifically to weaken the dollar so that we can enter this currency war and expert model and this is a very very trump ist view and what is absolutely clear is that she has effectively jettison everything that she has ever said in the past after going to work for trump on the trump campaign in two thousand sixteen and is now a mouthpiece for whatever trump thinks this week and she would certainly just vote and act on the Fed Board in accordance with what trump wanted rather than in accordance with. Whatever wingnut libertarian ideals? She this would actually not so. I don't think it's so bad to keep rates low and keep juicing the economy and see how you can get unemployment for now. I guess the issue is trump wants. Trump leaves will the issue is twofold as one would say. I that she. If if trump gets reelected I think Felix has pointed out that she could be Put in charge of the whole thing could be mixed check next chair bad. And then second if trump gets voted out and she stays there then she and the Democrat. Who's president she could flip flop again and you know work. Put the brakes on the economy instead of using it the biggest issue is that she if she is on there and especially if she is the chair that starts to call into question the Independent. If is the chair. There is no funded infant. The rest of the board cut is I mean. It's not John me if she is shed. No I'm going to just come out and say if she is the chair then what the only way that she becomes the chairs trump is president so if she is a church the chair and trump is president there is no fed independence. The chair of the Fed just does the bidding of Donald Trump and maybe she has difficulty getting a majority of the votes on the Fed Board. Although at that point who knows you know on the Fed vote? But the fact is the multi decade history. Fed Independence has at that point. Come to an end and this is. This is incredibly dangerous like that to me. The reason why I think is actually won't happen is because of how dangerous that is. Having an independent central bank is so important for market participants to have faith in the dollar to have faith in our debt to have faith in the ability of our government to like have a function economy. It is so important when you look at times when the Fed independent owner when other countries have had their independence of their central banks questioned or clearly shown to be the case. The consequences are devastating. And we saw that even in the United States with other bands. You know when Fed independence goes that's harmful and what was super interesting in the hearing was at one point. Christopher Walla actually managed to get a wedding edgewise and he was talking about the ability of the Fed to keep on. Keep facing under control even when unemployment is very low and you have sort of full employment situation and he was like you know why we can do that. It's because no one expects inflation and no one expects inflation because everyone believes in head independent and everyone trusts the Fed and so long as people trust the Fed. No one's going to be like raising prices in expectation of inflation inflation to a large degree as a self self fulfilling prophecy like the the dynamics of inflation are the people ask for wage increases or increase their prices because they think that as inflation out there and they need to keep up with it and so long as you don't think that inflation is out there so long as you trust the Fed to keep inflation under control. Inflation doesn't appear well and also because I mean to be fair. Also you had a if you were just all of a sudden started printing money and you were printing money far in excess of increases into productive capacity the economy in theory. You would cause inflation right so that is why we have an independent central bank. So that governments won't do that because historically not necessarily always in the United States low can be in many other countries when countries want to print money so that they can spend more and then they degrade the value of the money and this is the dynamics of it. I mean so so yeah just to be clear here right now. Donald Trump. It's on a bit of a spending spree spending spree but suddenly like a fiscal stimulus free. He he cut taxes a lot and the way he's funding. That fiscal stimulus is by borrowing on the market and by issuing treasury bonds. It is conceivable if you lost the independent Central Bank. The he could just Clinton money instead. Instead of instead of going out and boring money from investors he would just say. Oh you know magic. I'm GONNA magic trillion dollars of you know new money out of thin air because you can do that when you have control of the printing presses and that you know as Anna says is super dangerous on a economic level you know. Do I worry that the Fed would be cut loose so much independence that they would go? That far probably not be. You never know I mean I agree with you. I'm not saying that I think that is my base case. I'm just saying that. That is the danger like when people say. Why does it matter if we have an independent? That is one of the reasons. The other reason is because let's say all of a sudden inflation for whatever reason does start to move up and if we do not have an independent fed they may be much less apt to actually act because the president will be like no if you raise rates. You're going to hurt the economy. I don't WanNa do that. So that's what the classic idea of. What what central bankers do they take away the punch bowl? Nobody likes the person who takes the punch bowl so they can't be body. The bigger picture here is that everything has become politicized. The Supreme Court is politicized which you know is meant to be like this the branch of government but has become just as his d in the way that it was never meant to You know the Senate was never really meant to be an office de body it has now become that and Justice. I think is a really apt example of justice. We know is happening this week. And if the Fed becomes politicized if you put Ponti political hacks onto the Fed such as Judy Sheldon though Stephen Moore Herman Cain that votes are going to be very very simple and very very predictable which is a simple if then if there's a Democrat in the White House I want to raise rates. If that's a Republican in the White House I wanted to raise and the Fed if you have that then what you wind up with is a fed whose basic job is to re elect Republican presidents and to make me crap so that democratic presidents wind up getting kicked out. You know conceivably it would be possible. I actually don't believe that there's anyone who would vote the other way like be like a Democratic Party hack and always for the to raise rates under Republican president. I can't think of any human being who would act that way but like ability of the possibility of the Fed board breaking along offices dealines rather than across lake hawks versus Devlin's is is so terrifying to any kind of economists that they just wanted to prevent that and I think that is ultimately. Why Judy shells and is going to withdraw nomination. She has got much further than the previous party. Hacks who who Trump nominated and the reason why they pulled out. I'm Cain and more previously was actually not because they were party hacks at least face but it was because they had like a personal problem and this is I actually think what's interesting is that because they had some kind of like me to issues that was kind of a fig-leaf that could be used so they didn't have to actually talk about the kind of independent issue or their their actual beliefs whereas with Shelton. You don't have that so then you really do have to say we are not nominating her. Because if you know we don't we think our ideas are not within the mainstream and we do not think she would hope hold the independence of the Fed and by doing that they now are going to raise the eye of Donald Trump. Which obviously people don't want to do. I guess the question is when people are listening to this episode. Is she still hanging around? We're not Also she did say something insane about she compared Some frauds financial fraudster to Rosa parks because of his audacity because he wanted to try to print his own currency and he went to jail and again in this late bonkers libertarian worldview. Everyone should be able to print around currency. The federal government shouldn't have monopoly on printing currency. And so she's like Y-..

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"jeff bezos" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

09:45 min | 1 year ago

"jeff bezos" Discussed on Fresh Air

"What aspects of it but there's also the question is president trump trying to interfere with Amazon for retribution. Because Bezos owns the Washington Post and trump hates the Washington Post and considers it fake news and considered the post publication. That's out to get trump so What do you see happening with? President trump and his allies and Amazon well The Amazon right now is challenging. The fact that they lost ten billion dollar contract they were passed over for it and it was given to Microsoft and their challenges saying that president trump essentially corrupted the process because he doesn't like basis and he's made it clear that he doesn't like Bezos in tweets elsewhere because basis owns the Washington Post. It's one of the craziest wrinkles in the whole story. Which is that you know. Basis bought the post well before trump became president or was a candidate for president but Bezos has ownership of the Washington. Post has made him a target for the president's ire and So it'll be interesting. If for instance the Federal Trade Commission which is independent from the president but still he pointed the chairman there whether they take an enforcement action against Amazon. And that in some way that could be construed as a political act I I would urge caution about that. Think that the FTC is in would probably take that independently but just the mere fact that that could be insinuated because the president doesn't like basis Is makes for a really interesting time right now when it comes to this and what's also interesting. Is that the president raises some valid points about Amazon. You know and and So I think that for some of the critics of Amazon. It's a very strange thing that their criticisms are echoed by president trump. Because those aren't necessarily natural bedfellows. Do you think any of the Democratic candidates have interesting proposals for regulating Amazon. Yes I mean I think Elizabeth Warren has really been at the forefront of thinking through what to do with Amazon and the other big tech companies and really. I mean she before she was even running for president really did open up a conversation About the concentration of power specially monopoly power among the big tech companies and. She's come up as she does with a very detailed proposal but she's also made a deal of the idea that this break them up Which can mean a lot of different things? Essentially what break them up really means though is that to try to limit the lines of business that Amazon can engage in. So for instance Amazon. Is this platform for online commerce. That they themselves are competing on as a store against other stores and retailers. So she has this idea of. Maybe they shouldn't be competing on a platform that they own Maybe they shouldn't be allowed to be doing that because they have an unfair advantage That's in part what break them up means and And so I think it certainly something that Congress is going to be considering And I you know I think some of the other candidates have have been supportive of that idea of breaking them up. Amazon owns so many companies. Jeff Bezos owns the Washington Post Amazon has contracted with the C. I. A. For Cloud Computing Services. They're selling facial recognition services to police departments. I mean Amazon is involved with just about everything and Bazo says big goal is to get into outer space. So let's talk about that for a second. What are his plans when it comes to? Jeff bezos He. He's got to CEO's that are running Amazon and he asked stepped away a bit from the company. I mean he's helping to expand it into India and other places but as we understand it. His primary goal is to focus on his company. Blue origin and blue origin is his space exploration company. It's as rocketship company. And essentially it's the fulfillment of something that has been as lifelong goal and plan which is to as he puts it build the infrastructure to go to space and to make cost effective for us to figure out what to do in space and he claims and I think he's genuine believing this he wants to save planet earth and his whole idea is that he he. He doesn't wants there to be dynamism and growth he believes in capitalism he believes in consumerism. He believes that all of these advancements of energy usage and things that we're doing here are for the better but obviously they're hurting the planet and that we're going to need to look to the heavens essentially to figure out how we can continue to live in a world of dynamism and growth and that inject basis his mind means we may need to move heavy industry into space. We may need to mind other planets or planetary objects for their resources or we may need to actually build space colonies and he is really serious about this well. It's a complicated vision. Because do we want outer space to be owned by a private company? Yeah I think that that's complicated. I think that there are other obviously other Very wealthy people that have their space endeavors have similar things in mind. The way that Beza thinks about it is he's GonNa spend a billion dollars of his own fortune every year. Pump it into blue origin. This company and by the way blue origin is also seeking out a lot of federal contracts to try to do this to send satellites up Contracts with the intelligence community contracts with the department defense contracts with the with NASA Because even the richest person in the world can't fund this himself he he needs the help of the the federal government. Did you change your mind about anything pertaining to Amazon her bezos through the course of doing the documentary Yeah I mean certainly. It's in in the course of reporting this for the past year With my partner on your Borgen Meghan Robertson Who went through every shred of footage of Jeff Bezos over the years To try to kind of see what he was saying as as the company was growing. I mean you you. You can't help but be absolutely astounded by what he's done. I think though one of the things that I it it it just felt for the past year of like okay on one hand. It's amazing because we're all enjoying these inventions you know. Pbs runs on Amazon Web Services. Right and and And I am actually. I am prime member. You know. So you're dealing with all these conflicts as you go along But I think that Franklin four in the film puts it best which is like everything. That's amazing awesome about. Jeff Bezos and Amazon is also something to be feared about Amazon. And Jeff Bezos. And that really at the end of the day You know I think what I was surprised by was just how how complicated. This is the nature of the power that comes with being such a innovator and such an inventor but also how problematic that is that so much power as pooled into the hands of one company and one man James Jacoby. Thank you so much for talking with us. Thank you James. Jacoby spoke with Terry Gross. Yesterday he's the correspondent and director of the new frontline documentary Amazon. Empire the rise and rain of. Jeff bezos it premieres Tuesday on PBS. You can also see it on the PBS VIDEO APP and PBS Dot Org Slash frontline after we take a short break. Ken Tucker will review the new album from singer. Songwriter John Morland. This is fresh air support for NPR. Comes from whyy presenting the pulse? A podcast that takes you on adventures into unexpected corners of health and science plastic in the guts of deep sea creatures crying after anesthesia building. Your own Internet. 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"jeff bezos" Discussed on Download This Show

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03:42 min | 1 year ago

"jeff bezos" Discussed on Download This Show

"Troll. Because he looks admitted he's listening to it is. You'll go through the week in media technology in culture. We're GONNA ride Johnson Jeremy Kirk and Marc Fennell and Jeremy. You've written a story recently but just to set it up. Can you introduce me to the concept of peekaboo my moments because it's the subject of Sim drama. So it's an APP for android and IOS. Send an APP for baby photo sharing APP and you also can record like milestones with your child like the first time. They walked their wage or their height. And so like I. I think I've universe where you just WanNa share pictures of you with a select group of people. Yeah it's not public post it aside and people just kind of go to it. It's just kind of interest hours down instead of sharing sharable digital people collect. Yeah and it's it was looks like it's pretty well regarded and it's been downloaded many many times and I spoke with a researcher in taxes. Name is Dan. Erlich who found that this company that had developed it had left. A database online was just open. And so you could go to. It contained all the log files every time you kind of open the APP. There's a log file recorded. Has Your device Meta data data email address and some other things such as baby photos and so when you took the euro's out and just plugged them into a browser. Just see baby photos so obviously he. This was pretty alarming. So we Kinda Act we contact the company and said okay. We'll notify them and so I wrote them several times and said hey you've got this database open anybody. Can anybody can access these baby photos. You need to secure it just crickets for days. So I got in touch with the CEOS in American can colleague of his said. Hey can you get in touch with him because this is online he actually got back to me. It was kind of like okay. I'll see if I can pass on the message inch was like okay. This is actually pretty serious. So finally you know after like four or five days were like well. I'm just going to write a story about it and see what that does and so I wrote a story about about it and eight hours later. They took it off line. Funny that when you email them why I'm calling you from data breach today dot com. 'cause I feel like if the guy which by the way is one of the mastheads with National Security Media Group still got it. I feel like if I can email from a guy with data breach today to die dot Com. I listen I read that too so yeah I said I'm a journalist and you know I had I was in touch with the security. Researchers searchers found that. You're exposed all these people's data and yeah you know. Try to make it as explicit as possible. This company was based in China however the founder appeared to be in San Francisco so I mean e mail their support addresses everything else and just nothing so left with no other choice other than publish. We went ahead and did it and then So afterwards got Kinda Kinda Harry. These IOS sort of it started making threats about. I'm going to report you and Dan the researcher to the FBI. I want to help you. Yeah I mean you said he's authorized you've illegally access this information. We'll you've you've left it online. Anybody who types in This I pee address can see it so you know. Go ahead if that's what you WANNA do but we've told you about it you know it's your responsibility. I said you should probably be more worried about the regulators because in Europe for instance and it looks like you have European users. You could be fine up to four percent of your revenue kind of depressing that he wasn't concerned at all about the safety security any of the users of the APP location daughter in from other stuff..

"jeff bezos" Discussed on The Journal.

The Journal.

10:51 min | 1 year ago

"jeff bezos" Discussed on The Journal.

"My My name is Dr Alexander Sachs. I'm a psychiatrist. And the host of the Gimblett Podcast Motherhood sessions which is back for a second season each episode. I sit down with women who've come in with a question or a problem and we work on it together. When was the last time you tax? I think it was like two years ago. I just I feel feel like the sexual part of me is just doesn't exist anymore. You can listen to the new season of motherhood sessions for free on spotify or wherever you get your podcast. Welcome back by the end of two thousand eighteen M. BSN Simba's were not on good terms but no one knew the extent of it. Not and tell a personal drama in Betas life brought it to light and there's a person in here at the Journal who's watched it all unfold the head of our investigations team a man named Mike Second Nafi and how most people refer in the newsroom psycho. But again that doesn't have to be chief or boss. I answer to a lot of names I just WanNa. Does he copy. There's a lot of copy that crosses my desk and the recent stories that he's been editing have their genesis in a big announcement. bezos made last year in January of last year basis came out with a tweet announcing that his wife of Twenty Five Years Mackenzie bears as us. And he were divorcing and shortly after that the National Enquirer tabloid paper of record came out with screaming headlines. Talking talking about how the divorce was prompted by an affair. Visas had with Lawrence Sanchez born Sanchez a TV. The anger was married herself at the time. And so what looked to be a major revelation of a personal nature by Bazo. The divorce forest turned within a few hours into a much larger scandal because it involved the national enquirer releasing to the public very embarrassing information about. Jeff Bezos is a fair which led to the divorce and some photographic evidence of this. Yes there were photos and they were texts that the national poorer gotten so. Can you give us a flavor of those texts yell try. This is revanchism. NASA's told Sanchez. I want to smell you. Want to breathe you in. I I want to hold you tight. I WanNa Kiss Your Lips. I Love You I am in love with you and on and on until recently bazo had sort of a geeky reputation in in an interview in two thousand fourteen. He said that doing dishes every night was the sexiest thing he does is. His personal life was certainly kept private for many years and everyone when they focus on days as they talked about the brilliance of his business acumen and handle he founded Amazon and turned it into this monster company that everyone uses. You seem to be a private guy. And it's that private persona that made Bazo says public response after this saga. Perhaps even more surprising about a month later is she can extraordinarily blog post on what's called medium in this. Post bezos wrote quote. It's unavoidable that certain in powerful people who experience Washington Post news coverage will wrongly conclude. I am their enemy. And bezos hinted at two potential enemies. Amis who might be behind the national enquirer Article One the White House which head publicly complained about Washington Post coverage and the other the Saudi Saudi government the connection between Saudi Arabia and the national enquirer might seem surprising but they have a history three. Here's Justin we know that. Prince Muhammad and David Pecker. WHO's the head of the parent company of it's national enquirer had met two thousand seventeen really knew each other and around the two thousand eighteen visit when Muhammad keeps America? You do you choir published Glossy magazine. That was basically I mean. It was almost reminiscence stuff that you'd seen the tabloids Princess Diana was the fawning over the top language. About how amazing Prince. Muhammed is changing Saudi Arabia. One of the world's biggest investors and incredible American ally fighting terrorism and it was this like fawning piece of suck up the national enquirers parent company sources. This is have said. He had talked with the Saudis about funding for the company and in this blog. Post bezos revealed that he thought the national enquirer her was going after him beyond just the one story they'd published. He accused the paper of trying to blackmail him by threatening to release more details about his extramarital title affair. racy photos more texts ones. That would be even more embarrassing if they ever came out to Bezos than what had previously come out things things like according to vases medium post a full length body Selfie of Mr Bazo swearing just a pair of tight black boxer boxer briefs or trunks with his phone in his left hand while wearing his wedding ring or other naked cell fees and the like exactly exactly Bazo said in this medium post that the national enquirer was blackmailing him because they wanted him to stop investigating how they got his texts and why they wanted them. American media The parent company of the National Enquirer denies. There were any political motives behind the report on basis. When you read red basis as medium post what was your reaction to reading that letter? Do you remember. Holy smokes or some variation of that probably in the national enquirer had for many years been trafficking in racy information. But this is the first instance that we were aware of where. You're an executive. Try to get ahead of the inquirer is doing and flip the script on them and put them on the defensive so we knew it was a huge story. We just didn't know how far we'RE GONNA go. Basis is public admission about these photos and texts and his claim blackmail launched a bunch of different investigations and prosecutors reporters and Bezos himself. Were all trying to figure out what happened. Exactly how the national enquirer was able to get a hold of the texts and whether the inquirer was motivated by anything other than juicy tabloid gossip we launched investigation to our team through sources that he spoke with discover that the enquirer had received a number of photos and texts from Michael Sanchez. who was the brother of bezos lover Lawrence Sanchez? And what did our sources say about. Who Michael Sanchez is so Michael? Sanchez wasn't particularly well. No known before this incident as a talent agent and he's managed some television stores in reality show judges but the more important element of this at least as it relates to the inquirer. Is these long. been a source for the Inquirer reporters here at the Journal. Were able to find the contract. Michael Sanchez signed with the national enquirer. There was an agreement. That inquiry came up with Michael Sanchez. Paying the princely sum of two hundred thousand dollars four text photos and others nation that related specifically to the affair that his sister had with just Basil's in that contract Michael Sanchez said he got the text and photographs that legally so that left Mike and his team wondering how exactly did Sanchez. Get those texts and last week on Friday. They found out the photos and the texts. That Michael Sanchez Sanchez. Got were sent to him by none other than his sister learned Sanchez the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York in Manhattan. It is in possession of these texts showing the progression of the text and photos from Lawrence Sanchez to Michael Michael Sanchez to the national enquirer. But wait a minute here. This is his sister. Sent the FOTOS use. These racy photos the text that you read to her brother. Why would she do that? Why don't they anyone could get into Lawrence Sanchez's head and Lauren has not responded to requests that we've made multiple requests for comment at the time she was married? Jeff Bezos was married so people could speculate about witter. Antennas were what the effect was that it did trigger or seem to trigger bezos to get a divorce from his wife and now Lauren Sanchez. And Jeff Bezos. Those are a couple Michael. Sanchez declined to comment on the texts or his contract. With American media in a statement he said quote with Spoon Fed lies and half-truths The Wall Street Journal keeps getting it wrong. Lawrence Sanchez didn't respond to requests for comment. And an attorney for Jeff bezos declined to comment. There's one aspect of the text revelations that Justin says is unresolved. There's this little space is in there. which is that? It's still unclear how the inquirer was first tipped off about the affair. The Inquirer said they were tipped off to the affair. It advance of getting the stuff from the brother and we don't know how they were tipped off last week. A report that was commissioned by Basil's came out it looked into the possible hacking his phone and that report concluded that Saudi Arabia likely hacked into his iphone through that video message sent in May of twenty eighteen to United Nations officials reviewed the report and said that those was likely hacked by Saudi Arabia In an attempt to influence how the Washington Post was covering the country but especially too many cybersecurity experts. The report wasn't complete. Nobody's found the malware on the phone. There's big gaps here. So there are all these speculative reasons why something might be true or something might have happened but there still remains the fact that nobody's found the alleged piece of militia software. The report also doesn't say what sort of things if any were taken off off of Bazo says phone by the Saudis. The questions. It's around the is there any nexus between what they believe. Saudi Arabia did what came out in the acquirer. We're not sure shore..

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"jeff bezos" Discussed on The Journal.

The Journal.

04:20 min | 1 year ago

"jeff bezos" Discussed on The Journal.

"Things weren't weren't always so complicated between Bazo in Saudi Arabia. Actually for a few years basis and the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammad bin Salman seemed to be friends. The two met in two thousand sixteen. When bezos took a business trip to the country looking to see what opportunities there might be Amazon and the crown prince saw so the potential benefits of being friends with him if Mohammed bin Salman could form a public relationship with basis where they were seen together and they were seen as in the same universe I mean Mohammed could make himself like he's the kind of guy travels in the same services? Jeff bezos. It would help him and it would help his stature at home and abroad. This is Justin check. He covers finance. He's especially been focused on Saudi Arabia and Mohammed bin Salman New Vision for the country Mohammed bin. Some on early on he identified Amazon is company that he wanted to establish itself in Saudi Arabia. To help boost settier profile and economy and make it more of the country he admissions has planned out a five hundred billion dollar brand new city to be built from scratch and the idea was that it was going to be center for Innovation and they identified a number of anchor companies. They wanted to come there early on with the Greek government incentives the government paid billions dollars. Free land free ranked in all sorts of other incentives to bring them there to start creating jobs and to create innovative new. Corporate structures and Amazon was one of them. And do we have any sense of whether Bezos was on board with that plant the Prince and bazars personally discussed various plans to bring Amazon specifically Amazon web services to Saudi Arabia. They were talking about a deal where Amazon invested its own money. Maybe a billion dollars more of its own money building data centers in Saudi Arabia turning into a regional hub. which would have been a brand new thing for the kingdom and would have added a level of legitimacy in the business world world? Hadn't really had Bazo hasn't commented on his relationship with the Saudis and representatives for the Saudi government also declined to to comment as did an Amazon spokesperson but Justin and his colleagues spoke to people on both sides of the agreement and they said this deal was an exciting thing for for basis and Mohammed bin. Salman those sources say that the two men continued to discuss the agreement from afar her and then in the spring of two thousand eighteen. The prince took a trip. The kicked off a series of events. That would eventually call this relationship into question. Mohammed bin Salman to the United States for three weeks in a big splashy campaign to change American perceptions about the conservative and oppressive kingdom the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia is poised to take Hollywood by storm later today. Reportedly set to meet with heavyweights rupert. Murdoch and Bob Iger among long others Warwick tour. You went to starbucks the Michael Bloomberg net everyone from President Trump to Oprah Winfrey to Richard Branson Prince was and did. TC Jeff bezos he's charged in La. They had dinner at the dinner in Los Angeles on April fourth. Two thousand eighteen. The Prince and basis exchanged contact information so basis phone and just sent a message to the prince said hello. NBS NBS's Muhammad Awesome on and Muhammad replied. Say Hello I saved the number Mohammed Bin Soman and for context the Prince. Is it extremely busy person. Listen and he stays up all night and I don't think he sleeps very much and he is. What's that messaging with a lot of people all over the world seemingly all the time and so it wasn't really unusual that he and basis would have changed? What some numbers and they would then send messages back and forth? It's in keeping with the way the prince does things after. They exchanged numbers burs on. What's APP bezos became one of the people? NBA stayed up late at night messaging. According to Justin sources. They discuss business over what's APP. And then Bezos got another message from MBA's WHATSAPP account.

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"jeff bezos" Discussed on Worldly

Worldly

11:34 min | 1 year ago

"jeff bezos" Discussed on Worldly

"Welcome back worldly listeners. we are talking about Saudi Arabia's hack of Amazon had Jeff bezos. I'm sorry alleged hack even though we have very very very good reason to believe that they did it. We just got that alleged in there but look here Here's something we've sort of dancing around but I want to state boldly and see what the two of you think. I think that this was stupid right. I don't think I think that it made sense for Saudi Arabia to use its crown prince to try to extract information from the head of one of America's most important companies and my reason for thinking. This is that it is too brazen an unsophisticated to have like yielded ended gains relative to the PR costs. And it's not obvious to me based on what we know publicly at least that the Saudis got anything out of this like they attempted to to blackmail Jeff bezos about his affair. It seems like anyway. We're we're not clear from the text and then the information. They texted a picture. Mba texted a picture of a woman that kind of looked like the woman. The basis was having an affair with but not really. I think that was blown away. I think so too remorse so like and now there's a theory that they leaked the affair to the national enquirer. But why would they do that so if they want to blackmail somebody like something about their whole behavior. Here doesn't make any sense to me. Especially since they wanted to just kill. Jamal Kaci the employees that they were so angry about. If they're just going to kill him. Why also hacked basis and make him even angrier career like this this this seems poorly thought out to the strategy? The Wall Street Journal reported effectively and will link in the show. Notes is that they. The Saudis wanted to surveilled avail be basis but not blackmail which I think makes more sense just based on and see what you just laid out? I think they wanted to make jam see what he was thinking. So you have the Hokey. Because she thing and his own affairs Cetera et CETERA. They wanted to get is On Basil's I guess I don't see I can see why at least in the logic of of the Saudi royalty of. MVSA would want that. But I agree with this. This is totally going to backfire. I mean there's already politically. I don't see much difference because Democrats are already going to be decided. Decided Audi and Republicans although more quietly now are starting to have their reservations the same kind of as Matt alluded to kind of got over the whole cook. She thing and they're still a lot of You know financial ties a Saudi. There's still a lot of silicon valley ties a Saudi. But now that it's like oh we could hack basis. I just don't see how they really come back from that like I don't see how you are a rising Silicon Valley company who wants to attract Saudi money. Sure but now all you have to think twice thinking maybe men they might start hacking us Surveilling US you see how they're doing you know see how we're doing with their money etc so I just don't see how this works works in the long run wouldn't be was first installed as crown prince right. He did a sort of publicity tour in the United States. It seems like He. He spent some good money on hiring some good people. He got a lot of favorable stories placed he did. Is he walking tours of the Silicon Valley companies companies and the impression. You were clearly supposed to get right. was like all right. The dice of a weird monarchy like came up in a favorable way. Everything everything that you made me feel a little icky about in the US. Saudi relationship is about to get better. this guy gets it. You know he's he's a friend of America friend of American business but he also sees the problems and he's moving to address them everything that's happened over the past year really just undercuts that right. I mean it's interesting undercuts. The idea that he's performer in undercuts. The idea that American elites should feel good about him being in power it makes him seem immature impulsive like he goes too far like you make sloppy decisions. Basically what you worry about in a monarchical system right which is that like the next generation air could just be an idiot right. There's nothing you can do about it. And that's what he seems like now right like he's he's too close to jared Kushner right. Donald trump is like like not going to be president until the end times. He's not cultivating a relationship. That broadly makes American stakeholders want to say this skype solid. Like this guy makes good choices. We can count on him as the anchor of regional policy. He's hacking business phones for obscure reasons. He's like maybe mixed up with the national enquirer. He's killing people for no reason and I think that's a killing Kashogi. It is a turning point in that. Saudi Arabia has always Had a sort of repressive system at home but has not been seen as like exporting authoritarianism or like doing crazy he stuff right to take somebody just. He's just sitting in America right. He's writing columns. That are like this isn't good and we're going to murder him right. It is not the one you need is like okay. It's just one guy who cares but it's a real crossing the line and it doesn't appear to have had any clear motive like why was this so threatening to Mike why is it a big deal that they're lashing out like this. Yeah it it doesn't that never made any sense to me either and and sort of you can say. It's not just about the way that he treats the in West but his policy more. Broadly when it comes to the region right like NBS has done two things that I think have really strongly undermine in Saudi Arabia's international position reputation setting apart Kashogi and bezos right. I is the war in Yemen which was launched basically by him personally his initiative back when he was Minister of defense before he became Crown Prince and that war has yielded relatively few tangible gains for Saudi Arabia in terms of diminishing any kind of threat to the kingdom is bogged down in an expensive and bloody conflict in a neighbor and has only pushed the who the rebels closer the rebel faction. They're fighting Iran. Initially they weren't that close now. They rely on Iranian support for military success and it has made a lot of people inside the United States. Furious right like I alluded earlier to a congressional vote against the war in Yemen. But if you think about that right. There were enough votes on both sides of the aisle for a bill to pass ending American participation or support for this conflict the trump had vito right that. There's a really really stinging rebuke to the Saudis. And that's because the war has been really really bloody and the way the Saudis have fought it has been very very unconcerned unconcerned and perhaps actively hostile to the laws of war in certain instances like bombing hospitals and stuff like that And then you have that on top of that. NBS has done a a series of things at home that have been just obviously repressive right like when he threw a bunch of people related to him in jail. All at was it the Ritz Carlton Very Swanky Hotel. Yeah he like he home. Arrested a bunch of them in a five star. Whatever it was weird to tim person them like that but the it was generally about crackdown on quote unquote? Corruption was in actuality a way of purging the Royal Family of political threats to him. He's been more repressive towards dissidents at home in all this is built this reputation of Saudi Arabia as not the lake Slick PR version that. NBS tried to sell where he's being being a less repressive when it comes to things like women's rights like granting them the ability to drive and stuff like that which is what we thought he was going to try to push the version of it. You still get in certain influential columnist on this writings on the topic but just a country that has been more bloody militarily adventurous and repressive than it ever has been in the past and that is pushing shing Washington sentiment further and further away from them. The Saudis can't afford to lose their American patron. I don't understand his overall strategic efficient. I just don't get it. I don't either it but I guess if you are NBS and you are and you are not thinking the long term. I guess you could imagine you're getting the green light from the trump administration. I mean you're close to Kushner. Are you the president is vetoing anti warlords. And you didn't really do anything about at all in fact said we'll they're buying stuff south from us so we're good. I mean I guess you if you're if you're MVSA like the risk of baseless finding out that it's us and even if they do like the risk is low that trump rob is gonna do anything about it and change the Saudi relationship. So I'm not saying that this is not a trump story in any way but but it's it's kind of it's kind of a trump story in the since that like this green light to Riyadh has as allowed to think like I can do a lot. I can do whatever I want and going going after. Basis as part of that reminds me of trump's behavior when when you're on the weeds and we were talking about Iran so money is this tendency sort of comparable able to the moving of the embassy to Jerusalem where it's like people have been warning. I mean I'm just stealing your point in saying there's a lot of downside risk to this. There's a lot of downside. The risk this and trump's view was like probably nothing bad will happen any did it and nothing bad did happen right the grand scheme of things and it's the same thing right so like the Saudis have been getting away with this fried but it's each of these moves is associated with a lot of potential downside risk and no really obvious upsides insights right. And that's the the problem for their strategy in particular. I mean they are greatly increasing the salience of anti Saudi sentiment in American politics. Right this has never been a like super popular idea with the mass public. But also like who cares right right but when you're doing things like you're killing journalists. You're hacking super famous. Business People You're like massacring people in Yemen right they are like ratcheting up the level of scrutiny that this relationship gets and then they're banking on the fact that trump is in their corner to like take care of all their problems but five years ago. I would've said you know the. US Saudi relationship is totally outside the scope of partisan politics. And now because they think overreacted to Obama's mild skepticism have turned it into a much more sharply contested issue up for no good reason. The Iran deal was a turning point. Let's just make make noted Oh to that. The Iran deal was a turning point. The Saudis felt that you're getting a lot closer to Iran Then the saddest. Lash out in ways that we've discussed in part and then of course Democrats thought the Iran deal was good. Trump was out of the Iran. Deal then that that helped to politicize this as well as the war But I do kind of wonder you know even if the Democrats in power power the way if a Democrat wins the next election they're going to find a more hostile Iran maybe Iran. That's closer not close but closer to a nuclear weapon Of It will be harder. I think for even Democrat. That may be Saudi skeptical to be friendlier to Iran and they will need some something to balance it and it's going the B. Saudi Arabia. So I think even if you're thinking sort of like in long term risk there that's a way to kind of hedge If if you're if you're in Riyadh you're probably thinking maybe down the line they're going to need lead us Unless somehow there's this miracle turnaround with Toronto. One thing I think that is telling of the sort of unsophistication that we've been talking about in..

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"jeff bezos" Discussed on The Small Business Radio Show

The Small Business Radio Show

10:00 min | 1 year ago

"jeff bezos" Discussed on The Small Business Radio Show

"Get ready for all the craziness of small business. It's exactly that craziness that makes it exciting and totally unbelievable small business radio is now on the air with your host. Mary molds well. Thanks for joining this week's radio show remember. This is your final word in small business for those just keeping track. This is now happy holiday show number five hundred sixty four. This episode of course is provided by Nick. Stephe the all in one communications occasions platform for your small business. It's also sponsored by Lincoln. The place to generate leads drive traffic and build brand awareness for a free one hundred dollar credit to launch. Aren't your campaign go to. WWW dot lincoln dot com slash SB are. It's those supported by e file for Biz the easiest way to process print and mail your ten ninety nine W. twos business go to www dot e foul Biz dot com. It's also sponsored by visa. All you need to run your business on one software software go for a free fourteen day trial at. WWW dot v. seat dot com that's VCI DOT com. It's also sponsored by blue summit supplies the place to get your ten ninety nine and W to tax go. Blue summit supplies dot com slash. SB are for ten percent off. Well L. Every small business has dream to build the next Amazon. But what can you learn from the way CEO. Jeff bezos actually succeeded. My next gases Steve Anderson who was invited to be one of the original one hundred fifty thought leaders and influencers on linked in with over three hundred thousand followers. He's got a new book lookout. Called the bezos letters. Fourteen principles to grow your business like Amazon Steve. Welcome to the show very. Thanks for having me. So how did you get interested in. Really focusing on Steve Visas Success I was looking. I've been in the insurance industry In most of my career And spending the last twenty years looking at technology and its impact on insurance agents and brokers and I realized that with technology developing his rapidly as it is that the biggest risk of business faces maybe actually not taking enough risk so very counter intuitive and I began researching businesses that were successfully doing it and businesses. That weren't that led me to Amazon as perhaps one of the better examples of risk taking and successfully doing it And then the shareholder letters and realized that Bazo said at literally laid out hidden in plain sight his plan for growing Amazon. What it is today? And that's what that's the most interesting part about your book because you say. He laid out in plain sight in his shareholders letter. What kind of insight did he give these public letters? Well all kinds I actually in the book came up with What I call fourteen principles to to grow your business like Amazon and he? He talked about all kinds of things in ways that he thinks and and how he used those ideas to build Amazon so as an example the first principle is called encouraged successful failure. Well bazo understand From the very beginning a correlation between experimenting inventing and Innovation and. I actually think that's where a lot of people get it wrong. But he says in the letters that an experiment actually means. You're going to fail because if it doesn't mean that it's not an experience exactly right and so. He has built a culture at Amazon. That actually really encourages people to experiment and knowing that they are going to have some failures but the question is what are we learn earn from those failures and if and even in his two thousand eighteen letter the last letter he goes on to say if at Amazon. We're not growing growing the size of our failures to scale with our company. Then we're not going to move the needle enough so we need to have billion dollar failures which for most business owners is just still for me saying it. It's a hard concept to grasp so Steve. What do you think that Jeff Lay these things? Out in shareholder letters because traditionally these things are pretty dry and have to be very careful about what they say vis-a-vis their share price in nodding towards what direction the company company is. Because it can you know it can be dangerous. Yeah absolutely and Frankly I haven't met him yet and one of my questions is exactly that that and I think I mean there's a there's a small handful of CEO shareholder letters like as those certainly Warren Buffett. Is You know one of the historic examples of people waiting for his letters to come out because of what's in it. I think once people realize what's in the letters that Bazo says written they will have that same anticipation and so I'm actually. I am surprised as is that was one of my biggest surprise and actually reading through all the letters is how much of his philosophy And and really tactical practical health that he puts in those letters and again I don't think most businesses are going to be in another Amazon on but it's hard to argue with their success and the question I had was are there things. Any business can learn from their success. So you Outline these leadership principles that are in these shareholders forms. One of them you talk about is the six page memo called. Believe it's always day one what they try to explain there so the concept of of day one again is core and it started in the very first letter in Nineteen ninety-seven and it. It really is a mindset at Amazon and Basil's continues to push this idea that even as big as Amazon was on is today And in fact I can I can go to the two thousand eighteen ladder and he ends the letters and he's done in this now for ten twelve thirteen years with a phrase similar to this as always I attach a copy of our original nineteen ninety any seven letter it remains day one and it says idea that as they walk into their office this morning. Do you have the same excitement as that. First you were in business and maybe one of the best ways to explain day one is to actually talk about what he basically says says about day to then he talks about this in two thousand sixteen ladder because he was asked at a all hands employee meeting. Jeff what is day to look. Look like. Here's what he said. Day to stasis followed by your relevance followed by excruciating painful decline followed by like death and that is why it's always day once the con- The contrast is I mean you can point to Kodak and blackberry and blockbuster and maybe sears and right right and and it could take years for that declined to happen but if you don't have that startup mindset that day one mindset you're gonNA move and in fact he says Amazon's GonNa go bankrupt someday. My job is to move that as far into the future as possible and Dan. That's part of that day one mentality you know. It's it's very difficult because I think that when you have some success as a small business somewhere along the line fine you start running your business or you play not to lose. It's very difficult to continue to risk it all every single day the way. That bezos is really talking about. I I absolutely agree with that. In fact one of the phrases that I use is that the biggest risk a successful business faces is being being successful because what happens is that mindset as you very well said start shifting to protecting what got us. They're not looking forward to. What else do we need to do? What else do we end? This is a phrase. What else do we need to invent on behalf of our customers customers so another one parts of his letters is you talk about disagree and commit and I thought that was very interesting because I believe those two things really are in contrast with each other? Yeah absolutely and again that revolves around the decision. Making uncrossed at Amazon and one of the growth principles is Generate high-velocity decisions. So here's how bays US describes that ask businesses face two types of decisions. What he calls type one type two type? One decisions are big decisions kind of bet. The farm And they should take time and lots of data and be very intentional type. Two decisions are decisions that can be made quickly and Dan as again. He describes his decisions that can be reversed. If you move forward and don't like what you see one of the problems he says this is as a company grows. Their decision process tends to move to type one for most decisions and in a way from type two. And that's where the concept of disagree in commit comes from. He says one type decisions you should make decisions with at most seventy.

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"jeff bezos" Discussed on The Small Business Radio Show

The Small Business Radio Show

10:00 min | 1 year ago

"jeff bezos" Discussed on The Small Business Radio Show

"Get ready for all the craziness of small business. It's exactly that craziness that makes it exciting and totally unbelievable small business radio is now on the air with your host. Mary molds well. Thanks for joining this week's radio show remember. This is your final word in small business for those just keeping track. This is now happy holiday show number five hundred sixty four. This episode of course is provided by Nick. Stephe the all in one communications occasions platform for your small business. It's also sponsored by Lincoln. The place to generate leads drive traffic and build brand awareness for a free one hundred dollar credit to launch. Aren't your campaign go to. WWW dot lincoln dot com slash SB are. It's those supported by e file for Biz the easiest way to process print and mail your ten ninety nine W. twos business go to www dot e foul Biz dot com. It's also sponsored by visa. All you need to run your business on one software software go for a free fourteen day trial at. WWW dot v. seat dot com that's VCI DOT com. It's also sponsored by blue summit supplies the place to get your ten ninety nine and W to tax go. Blue summit supplies dot com slash. SB are for ten percent off. Well L. Every small business has dream to build the next Amazon. But what can you learn from the way CEO. Jeff bezos actually succeeded. My next gases Steve Anderson who was invited to be one of the original one hundred fifty thought leaders and influencers on linked in with over three hundred thousand followers. He's got a new book lookout. Called the bezos letters. Fourteen principles to grow your business like Amazon Steve. Welcome to the show very. Thanks for having me. So how did you get interested in. Really focusing on Steve Visas Success I was looking. I've been in the insurance industry In most of my career And spending the last twenty years looking at technology and its impact on insurance agents and brokers and I realized that with technology developing his rapidly as it is that the biggest risk of business faces maybe actually not taking enough risk so very counter intuitive and I began researching businesses that were successfully doing it and businesses. That weren't that led me to Amazon as perhaps one of the better examples of risk taking and successfully doing it And then the shareholder letters and realized that Bazo said at literally laid out hidden in plain sight his plan for growing Amazon. What it is today? And that's what that's the most interesting part about your book because you say. He laid out in plain sight in his shareholders letter. What kind of insight did he give these public letters? Well all kinds I actually in the book came up with What I call fourteen principles to to grow your business like Amazon and he? He talked about all kinds of things in ways that he thinks and and how he used those ideas to build Amazon so as an example the first principle is called encouraged successful failure. Well bazo understand From the very beginning a correlation between experimenting inventing and Innovation and. I actually think that's where a lot of people get it wrong. But he says in the letters that an experiment actually means. You're going to fail because if it doesn't mean that it's not an experience exactly right and so. He has built a culture at Amazon. That actually really encourages people to experiment and knowing that they are going to have some failures but the question is what are we learn earn from those failures and if and even in his two thousand eighteen letter the last letter he goes on to say if at Amazon. We're not growing growing the size of our failures to scale with our company. Then we're not going to move the needle enough so we need to have billion dollar failures which for most business owners is just still for me saying it. It's a hard concept to grasp so Steve. What do you think that Jeff Lay these things? Out in shareholder letters because traditionally these things are pretty dry and have to be very careful about what they say vis-a-vis their share price in nodding towards what direction the company company is. Because it can you know it can be dangerous. Yeah absolutely and Frankly I haven't met him yet and one of my questions is exactly that that and I think I mean there's a there's a small handful of CEO shareholder letters like as those certainly Warren Buffett. Is You know one of the historic examples of people waiting for his letters to come out because of what's in it. I think once people realize what's in the letters that Bazo says written they will have that same anticipation and so I'm actually. I am surprised as is that was one of my biggest surprise and actually reading through all the letters is how much of his philosophy And and really tactical practical health that he puts in those letters and again I don't think most businesses are going to be in another Amazon on but it's hard to argue with their success and the question I had was are there things. Any business can learn from their success. So you Outline these leadership principles that are in these shareholders forms. One of them you talk about is the six page memo called. Believe it's always day one what they try to explain there so the concept of of day one again is core and it started in the very first letter in Nineteen ninety-seven and it. It really is a mindset at Amazon and Basil's continues to push this idea that even as big as Amazon was on is today And in fact I can I can go to the two thousand eighteen ladder and he ends the letters and he's done in this now for ten twelve thirteen years with a phrase similar to this as always I attach a copy of our original nineteen ninety any seven letter it remains day one and it says idea that as they walk into their office this morning. Do you have the same excitement as that. First you were in business and maybe one of the best ways to explain day one is to actually talk about what he basically says says about day to then he talks about this in two thousand sixteen ladder because he was asked at a all hands employee meeting. Jeff what is day to look. Look like. Here's what he said. Day to stasis followed by your relevance followed by excruciating painful decline followed by like death and that is why it's always day once the con- The contrast is I mean you can point to Kodak and blackberry and blockbuster and maybe sears and right right and and it could take years for that declined to happen but if you don't have that startup mindset that day one mindset you're gonNA move and in fact he says Amazon's GonNa go bankrupt someday. My job is to move that as far into the future as possible and Dan. That's part of that day one mentality you know. It's it's very difficult because I think that when you have some success as a small business somewhere along the line fine you start running your business or you play not to lose. It's very difficult to continue to risk it all every single day the way. That bezos is really talking about. I I absolutely agree with that. In fact one of the phrases that I use is that the biggest risk a successful business faces is being being successful because what happens is that mindset as you very well said start shifting to protecting what got us. They're not looking forward to. What else do we need to do? What else do we end? This is a phrase. What else do we need to invent on behalf of our customers customers so another one parts of his letters is you talk about disagree and commit and I thought that was very interesting because I believe those two things really are in contrast with each other? Yeah absolutely and again that revolves around the decision. Making uncrossed at Amazon and one of the growth principles is Generate high-velocity decisions. So here's how bays US describes that ask businesses face two types of decisions. What he calls type one type two type? One decisions are big decisions kind of bet. The farm And they should take time and lots of data and be very intentional type. Two decisions are decisions that can be made quickly and Dan as again. He describes his decisions that can be reversed. If you move forward and don't like what you see one of the problems he says this is as a company grows. Their decision process tends to move to type one for most decisions and in a way from type two. And that's where the concept of disagree in commit comes from. He says one type decisions you should make decisions with at most seventy.

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"jeff bezos" Discussed on Eating For Free

Eating For Free

02:10 min | 1 year ago

"jeff bezos" Discussed on Eating For Free

"That is that is what it is all the ghosts of our past. Try to drag you into the like. I don't think anything more postmodern Sean Rio Day. Okajima man anyways that has been on my mind as I've been playing this game is like all this stuff we've been talking about with Amazon and like this is like the the take on it. We have to play that in. Like do you really fine if you'd like a patriot. On twitch streamers something that'd be fun got Gigabit Ethernet here honey. We can support the tyler. Tevita can transfer who okay so conclusion like we were saying one thing that I definitely got article I've seen a lot of other people talk about recently. Is that Amazon kind of like honestly. It's really only Amazon in a sense of one company that it can really do this. Or Jeff bezos behind it as an institution at this point because it's something we deal with every day and are kind of ruled and guided by its terms and conditions. Amazon is the only institution that Americans interact with some inland daily basis. That actually delivers and promises is and fulfils. What is expected to do that? So dark to me. And trump in basis are kind of like the two dueling reactions of this like American lifer in where trump is kind of like trying to solve this chaos in one extremely chaotic insane way and Jeff Bezos is also trying to do the same I think we've said before that neoliberalism and neo-fascism are both trying to solve the same problem which is capitalism but the gag is that they don't realize what they're doing is so much worse and what is so shocking here is that leg Amazon really is just about every month rolling out a a new service and the new cut to their like price or cut to something else or a new like venture feature that is just pushing the seed of further into our lives. It was like the Alex Azar becoming no much cheaper free by to get when free like you're expected to.

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"jeff bezos" Discussed on SPACE NEWS POD

SPACE NEWS POD

03:51 min | 2 years ago

"jeff bezos" Discussed on SPACE NEWS POD

"Jeopardy's Osas, basically, the most wealthy person ever. You know he runs. Amazon also runs blue origin. Blue origin, is a company that they make rockets. They also make moon Landers. Now, you know they've been working on that for a little while they're also making a crew capsule. And in jeopardy's those regarding Mars show this coming up this conference, he talks about some things, it's not only about space, some of the stuff that they talk about is about artificial intelligence machine. Learning robotics automation. And since Jeff owns Amazon, all of these things are super important to him what not only to him, but his businesses Amazon makes ungodly amounts of money. And they have to find ways to streamline that process. So Jeff will be speaking and other speakers will also be speaking about the importance of machine learning in the way that it will be optimizing businesses in the future. Now, Jeff said in a statement, we're at the beginning of a golden age of AI. Recent advancements have already led to invention that previously lived in the realm of science fiction. And we've only scratched the surface of what's possible. So be ready for a lot of AI talk at this conference, and there will also be special guest in that special guest will be iron man, Robert Downey junior. I have no idea what he's going to be doing there. But he'll be there too. Probably talk about the I, maybe he'll talk about iron man, and how he became a hero to millions of people worldwide. And Amazon does a lot of AI stuff already. So this shouldn't be news to anybody. They have AWS, which is their servers Amazon, web services, they can host websites. They do a lot of things for apps. They host some of the biggest websites and apps in the world. So they're competing with Microsoft, and Google IBM in others who provide similar services, and they're going to be talking about innovation and interactive workshops, they'll be doing robotic demos. There's going to be a hundred sessions here and it's invite only so you have to be cool in order to get any to have like some sort of clout to get into this

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"jeff bezos" Discussed on Slaypedia: "The WallStreet Chick"

Slaypedia: "The WallStreet Chick"

04:57 min | 3 years ago

"jeff bezos" Discussed on Slaypedia: "The WallStreet Chick"

"A share. What I wake up every morning is something that I created that I call my wall of mentors in my bedroom. I have five huge sticky notes on my wall. Aw One of each is someone I admire and identify with in business. The Wall capture some of their positive affirmations unbel- beginnings views on failure in positive quotes about mindset. Is the first thing I see in the morning to not only set my thoughts and my goals into my mind for the day but to stay in control of my mindset. That's how serious I am about owning my space. One of the people on that wall that I will discuss today. Is someone who I have actually been following for quite some time now. And it's Jeff Bezos. Jeff bezos founder and chief of Amazon has a net worth of one hundred fifteen point four billion dollars. He became the richest man the world in late. October of two thousand seventeen but the beauty of his start isn't a rags to riches story. He actually left a very lucrative and cush job on Wall Street to start the company. His idea was good but left. Many people confused as to why he of all people would leave his software engineering job on Wall Street to start a business business. His boss even told him. That's a good idea but you have a good job. I love story because following purpose and chasing destiny isn't always about being rich are making money. It's about responding to something deep inside of you. That idea that keeps you up at night. That what if that keeps ringing through your head. He did not start the company because he needed money are even wanting more money. He started it because he believed in the idea to open doors and those doors ended up opening other doors that he he didn't even imagine for Amazon. Amazon's motto is now we sell everything from A to Z.. It was the purpose that drove him. In the words of Jeff Basil's I didn't think I'd regret trying and failing and I suspect it. I always be haunted by decision to not try it. All Joyce Meyer's just recently visited my church and she says something that really struck a chord with me. She said this. I'm willing to risk it all to see if I'm right. That is your hunch that intuition into wishing people who follow that may experience failure after failure and even moments that your idea makes you feel unsure but that failure ultimately contributes needs to you birthing something even bigger than you can imagine. Look at it this way. You could be running into failure after failure because you're just not thinking big enough after much. Research urge constantly reading about his big. As accomplishments in Wall Street Journal and Business Week I have combined and created a three step formula for you to carry on your journey. We consider this. This is advice from the richest man in the world. So take notes. First thing we're GONNA go over is Jeff Bezos way of thinking. He said this forward thinking requires you to plan things out realistically and rationally. It also causes you to seize the moment. Basil's took a few days to consider that advice and he tried to mental exercise. He said he realized the best way to think about it was to project his life forward to age eighty that way he can make make a decision that minimized his grants Bazo said. It became obvious that he would leave his job to start Amazon. If it failed I would be very proud of myself itself when I reach age. Eighty that I at least try. This is what he said with the article interview with Tech Crunch so before you put someone in that hero are Shiro space space. You should aspire to be a person that inspires you. It's so easy for people to post these messages on social media. And say for yourself being your own boss entrepreneurship ship this or that however truth be told. That's actually a very scary and daunting thing to do. So instead of taking the advice of strangers who tell you to jump in later take the advice from the richest man in the world. Take time to think rationalize really think. Take time to pray researcher market. You know how passionate I About researching your market if you follow me not sizing up your market and Understanding Trans to use that information to plan effectively can lead to a horrible startups and even huge successful companies. Coming to an ultimate end. Just look at us so ask yourself this. What would your eighty year all self say to you now. What kind of person do you want to become and most important. What type of legacy do you want to leave behind the second point. I want to go over his. Don't forsake the the struggle. This is where he actually captured my attention leaving a comfortable job on Wall Street to launch an unpredictable businesses. Something that many would not do. But it's that very risk that allow Jeff bezos to become a billionaire and founder of Amazon at a summit series in Los Angeles. Bazo sat down with his brother. Mark Talk Talk about his journey to entrepreneurship and the factors that influenced his success. It's easy to be inspired by a person who is a billionaire..

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"jeff bezos" Discussed on The World Transformed

The World Transformed

02:20 min | 4 years ago

"jeff bezos" Discussed on The World Transformed

"Motivating idea for coming up this whole approach to an increase in the book is that two amazon to the no extensions of that basic bookstore idea a jeff bezos as a citizen unique problem when he calls money well he bought all food i don't know but meant that entity gets more money i don't know it's a good question yet worthwhile baqi by washington oh sorry everybody online mealy starter reagan in the walk obn jeff bezos bog right now of washington post famously lose money sodas new york times interview hills also dhs will use a profitmaking operation in anyone how that will be affected he becomes incorporated zuhdi amazon or corporate structure is an unknown it will its profitability one no doubt decrease in increase variably over over time do do all variety of influences some of which just won't be able to control directly eur respond to but uh essentially uh he's gonna have to continue to expand amazon in areas that have nothing to do so many books in order just to find a place to stash is money and is only going to get worse and worse so i did didn't recent talk like uh it could have a problem i don't know why you're laughing stephen what's to this man gonna do with all his money okay this is well well you are um you know ah well as obviously losing sleep at night thinking about what what is a janitor with his money so tell us actively i'm i'm a spinning my waiting you'll bore flawlessly time dreaming up ways to forget to spend this money to help him yeah absolutely hearing so yes it'll also again donen bob jim zona me just to be on your right of course all anyway so he's going after the i just say find your saturday urged coming about amazon formally.

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"jeff bezos" Discussed on The World Transformed

The World Transformed

01:51 min | 4 years ago

"jeff bezos" Discussed on The World Transformed

"In some ways the most kind of offbeat i think entry one of the most offbeat entries in our whole book your your essay was entitled to let me just let me read the name of it because i just love this your essay was go i'm i got the book mark stuck in the wrong place but basically was called get jeff bezos to hire humanity did i did i say that rape was at the name of it was posed as a question how jeff bezos can hire humanity okay there you go all right fair enough you know so i i think if the only if the only one we have that uh that mentioned a living person by name and uh the only one that uh talked about putting humanity to work yeah asked japan's oda to hire remand here it is not a okay so will explain how can uh how can jeff bezos uh higher humanity what does that mean well he could go around door off saw a job the robbery i can only be it would be a he's really gonna need to know of your life extension of that however he has the perfect platform to contact virtually anybody virtually where i am lunda com course now he's already demonstrated a willingness to go just not sowing of books um there's reasons talk of law him being number one on the who's got the most money list well he in eight men said now that he is the richest man of world that he's path bill gates and object jeff bezos is now number four that is true right the friend we'll be right i mean like yeah that's as it with on last week or so right yet early reason so that brings up i have a problem i was strategically foreseen back lifers this was kind of yet the.

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