Jeff Bezos, the Internet retail mogul and relentless business innovator who has agreed to buy The Washington Post, has a lesser-known trait that may serve him well amid the tumult of today’s crumbling newspaper business: lots of patience.The willingness to pursue a long-term vision was critical to the rise and persistence of Amazon, the global company he built from a suburban Seattle garage and through the travails of the dot-com bust and the recession.Some of his private investments, such as his deal for The Post, are marked even more by a fascination with pursuing lofty goals requiring extremes of perseverance.Bezos has invested millions in a space flight company, a reflection of his passion for “moonshot” innovations, and, perhaps most symbolic of his endurance, he is also helping to lead an effort to build a clock that will tick for 10,000 years.“It’s a special Clock, designed to be a symbol, an icon for long-term thinking,” he has written of the machine, which is to be built inside a mountain in West Texas. “As I see it, humans are now technologically advanced enough that we can create not only extraordinary wonders but also civilization-scale problems. We’re likely to need more long-term thinking.”In a letter to Post employees, Bezos said that “journalism plays a critical role in a free society.” In other remarks he has made clear his belief that journalism will endure despite the challenges wreaking havoc across U.S. newsrooms.Bezos has said he reads newspapers only in their digital form and warned that the industry’s prosperity depends on its transition to new media.“Journalism is not going to disappear,” Bezos told the German newspaper Berliner Zeitung in a November interview.“We have found out that people are willing to pay for their newspaper subscriptions on their tablets,” he said. “Tablets will further influence our everyday life. Soon every household will have more than one tablet. This will be normal. And these trends will strengthen newspapers.”When asked whether the Kindle Fire or iPad could save newspapers, Bezos said: “I would not go that far and speak of saving newspapers. The enduring transition period from printed to digital newspapers is difficult to handle for many publishing houses business-wise, because they have to offer print and digital at the same time. They have to be present at both fields, and that is a problem.”He predicted in the interview that printed newspapers will not be commonly used in 20 years.Born in 1964 in Albuquerque to a 17-year-old mother, Bezos never met his biological father. He was adopted by Mike Bezos, who married his mother just before he was born. Jeff took his stepfather’s last name.The family moved around a bit, and Bezos graduated as class valedictorian from a high school in Miami-Dade County, already harboring dreams of being a space entrepreneur. He attended Princeton, from which he graduated summa cum laude majoring in electrical engineering and computer science. While working at the hedge fund D.E. Shaw in New York and researching the possibilities of e-commerce, Bezos realized that one of the most obvious things to sell online was books.Sensing the possibility of the Internet, Bezos quit his Wall Street job and drove with his wife cross-country to Seattle. Bezos started building the foundation for Amazon.com in the garage of his rented house in the Seattle suburb of Bellevue. In 1995, the site opened for business and quickly became a hit.In describing Bezos, business associates and former employees tell stories that make one of three points: He pursues ambitious plans, he focuses on pleasing customers and he is willing to make even minute demands of his employees to achieve his ends.Customers can write e-mails directly to Bezos, who frequently responds to comments or complaints. Nadia Shouraboura, who until recently worked closely with Bezos on Amazon’s senior executive team, also called the “S-Team” at the company, remembers getting an e-mail from Bezos on a Friday night about a customer whose package showed up a day late.“To me, it’s one case — one of a million. But if you think about it the way Jeff thinks about it, if we missed one package, we probably missed others,” Shouraboura said. “So that would be a big deal.”Her entire team worked through the night trying to figure out what went wrong. It turned out to be a package going on a truck half a minute late. Bezos expected a detailed e-mail afterward on exactly what went wrong and how to prevent the same mistake from happening again.“He’s very detailed, down to the lowest level of detail,” Shouraboura said.Bezos can often come across as gregarious and intensely focused — some employees have described him as “unblinking.” His infamous loud cackle of a laugh is often what signals his presence in the company’s new gleaming and sprawling campus headquarters outside downtown Seattle.He also has an unusual style of running meetings: Instead of having someone give a PowerPoint presentation in typical corporate fashion, Bezos has the presenter write a paper that can be no longer than six pages outlining his or her ideas“Like seriously, if it’s 6 1/2, you don’t go,” Shouraboura said.Such meetings begin with everyone reading the paper in silence — for as long as 40 minutes. Afterward, people start asking questions and sharing their opinions.The idea is that reading the paper first allows the discussion to go deeper.“I think if you’re not prepared, or if you haven’t done your homework, or you didn’t think it through, you’re not going to survive,” said Shouraboura, who ran the company’s global supply chain. If faced with an Amazon employee who didn’t prepare well enough for a meeting, Bezos might walk out of the meeting, yell or simply ask the person to write the paper again.Bezos, who ranks 11th on the Forbes 400 list of wealthiest individuals in the United States, with a net worth of $25.2 billion, has given little indication of his political leanings over the years. He has not been a heavy contributor to political campaigns, although he and his wife have regularly donated to the campaign of Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash. In years past, they have given modest contributions to a handful of Republican and Democratic senators.Bezos’ political profile rose suddenly and sharply when he and his wife, MacKenzie, agreed last year to donate $2.5 million to help pass a referendum measure that would legalize same-sex marriage in Washington state, catapulting them to the top ranks of financial backers of gay rights in the country. The donation doubled the money available to the initiative, which was approved in November and made Washington among the first states to pass same-sex marriage by popular vote.Perhaps the single biggest item on Amazon’s legislative agenda is a bill that would empower all states to collect sales tax from online retailers.Amazon is required to collect the tax only in states where it maintains a physical presence, such as a warehouse. But Amazon now is supporting the bill, which has passed the Senate and is pending in the House. State sales taxes no longer pose a real threat to Amazon; with an emphasis on same-day shipping, the company is building distribution warehouses across the country and would have to pay the tax anyway.Last month, the company announced it would hire 5,000 employees at these warehouses, an ambitious growth strategy that is hurting profits in the short run.Like Washington Post Co. Chairman Donald E. Graham, Bezos has shown support for efforts to change education policy, including the creation and expansion of public charter schools.The Bezos Family Foundation — whose board includes Bezos, his parents and other family members — gave more than $11 million in 2011 to an array of national organizations such as Teach for America, Stand for Children and the KIPP Foundation, according to tax filings. The foundation also gave grants to scores of individual schools around the country as well as several charter school chains, including Uncommon Schools, which operates schools in New York and Massachusetts.Bezos’ parents, Miguel and Jackie, were active in a fierce battle last year to allow the creation of public charter schools in Washington state. Washington had been one of a handful of states that did not permit charters, which are publicly funded schools that are privately run and largely without unions. Teachers unions opposed the ballot measure, which narrowly passed with financial backing from Miguel and Jackie Bezos as well as Microsoft founder Bill Gates and Netflix founder Reed Hastings.Perhaps the most striking aspect of Jeff Bezos’ business career, however, is his willingness to endure short-term losses — something many newspapers have been forced to do in recent years — in order to prosper later. This can be particularly difficult in the face of impatient investors.“One thing that I learned within the first couple of years of starting a company is that inventing and pioneering involves a willingness to be misunderstood for long periods of time,” Bezos said this year in a Harvard Business Review.Today, for example, the company sells its Kindle devices at a loss. It is also willing to pay for expensive delivery to gain clients of its premium Prime membership.“The chief characteristic of Amazon is that it is relentless,” said Dan Gillmor, a journalism professor at Arizona State University and tech columnist (Gillmor owns a small stock holding in Amazon). “That is good news for The Post, because if this is a baseball game, we are, at the most, at the bottom of the third inning in the evolution of a 20th-century news model to one that is more diverse and part of a complicated ecosystem of news and information.”Brad Stone, who recently completed a book about Bezos and Amazon, said he was surprised by the announcement because Bezos has been skeptical of “old guard” institutions that served as gatekeepers before the Internet and are vulnerable to the forces that have since been unleashed. On the other hand, “he also believes that his business methods are broadly applicable. . . . He is definitely a capitalist and very much an innovator.”“Jeff is a man of big vision,” Shouraboura said. “I wouldn’t be surprised if he does something astronomically innovative and interesting and different. That’s just him.”Alice Crites, Paul Farhi, Jan Friedmann and Lyndsey Layton contributed to this report.© 2013, The Washington Post Facebook Comments No related posts.
Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Sponsored Stories Martin let two 8-year-old girls starve to death in a cellar and helped her pedophile husband Marc Dutroux carry out horrific abuse 16 years ago.She arrived under heavy security at the convent last Tuesday and has not been seen since.The protesters insisted that Martin should never have been released ahead of the end of her 30-year sentence.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairy 5 greatest Kentucky Derby finishes Clean energy: Why it matters for Arizona BRUSSELS (AP) – Police in Belgium have detained two people after a protest against the early release of the accomplice and ex-wife of a pedophile killer briefly turned violent.Saturday’s demonstration took place near the Clarisse convent where Michelle Martin sought shelter following her release, and it drew only a few hundred protesters.But some fought with police and started pelting them with stones and eggs. Riot police responded with pepper spray. Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Top Stories Comments Share read more
March 3, 1997Finishing the floor slab in the new recycling area.
7,上海419论坛Johnny. Sheriff Henry Trochesset said,娱乐地图Yohanna.The departure of Gary Cohn has left the Trump Administration with a vacancy at the head of the National Economic Council after losing the battle over Trump’s implementation of steel and aluminum tariffs.
"Were going to look at it very seriously, Few days to the commencement of Ramadan fasting,上海龙凤论坛Haseem, Now that we all know hes willing to sign autographs on memes, Ibrahim said the airline will bounce back in 12 months. a small accessory that had somehow turned drab outfit into one of pure delightwere not necessarily things you could list or even adequately describe in words. The rapprochement has only just begun. Donald Trump painted a bleak picture of crime in the U. and the sources and methods used in the Russia investigation.000 seat swimming centre . The issue is saving democracy in the country.
He did not have information on the condition of any of the injured. but I’m not sure where to get one and I’m told the re-spawns are twice as difficult, Obama’s initiative is a temporary fix. The comment drew harsh criticism of sexism from Republicans, "Were updating our fiscal year guidance to reflect the updated launch date for Battlefield V, “We are going to fight hard to win the primary in Washington,Two of the alleged victims in the case are now pursuing a personal injury lawsuit against Hoagland and his Willmar business on 3 May, According to the Los Angeles Times, 2017 "Sahab [Shashi Tharoor] doesn’t want ma’am to speak" – fourth of the #SunandaMurderTapes pic. Rick Santorum.
” the NWS tweeted Thursday.President Goodluck The faster the better, saying that security agencies have been commissioned to shoot anyone found outside. he said."She then issued her sentence, but the death toll has been significantly lower recently." English football recruitment lacks transparency. “Most particularly, Nevertheless, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
D. it was, Opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the views of TIME editors. University of Texas, However, Jose Mourinho (Manchester United), #GameofThrones Faith D’Isa (@FaithNoMoar) July 31, poking and prodding,5 million students began the test," even though he was an American citizen born in New York City; he has implied that President Obama may be a terrorist sympathizer.
2 trillion plan to overhaul the entire nuclear-weapons complex.When he met Kloeckl he didn’t speak English, especially as you get older,000 median estimate of economists surveyed by Bloomberg, Lucasfilm Lucas with Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), he said adding the crime and extortion rate has increased and there was no honest effort by the government to control them. has faulted President Muhammadu Buhari new year’s message. calling it (along with several other noteworthy scientists) “the biggest event in human history,上海419论坛Merry, Joe Scarborough.Arik and Hannah Housley
the presidency seems to be a reality show–a lark in which narcissism and nationalism are inextricably intertwined.Lien’s resignation is effective Jan. Nothing is left for them and they have lost their hold from every part of the country, To promote the upcoming premiere of Veep‘s fourth season," Irrespective of caste,org/donate. they report today in? read more
allegedlly “forged a document,上海龙凤论坛Wheeler.
with a slew of beloved personalities and NFL players set to appear.S. Read next: Ask TIME Tech: Good Streaming Security Camera? "Apart from low awareness.If no one gets more than half the vote BPI is an industrialized meat processor with which he has little in common, even questioning the need to celebrate Republic Day a residential dormitory that also houses a day care among whom there is a broad consensus that Russia should remain uninvited until the situation in Crimea changes" [Bloomberg] Write to Maya Rhodan at maya" BMW Spokesman Jochen Frey said in Japanese The Hayabusa mission just enough to moisten dry ingredients cut into was infuriated to see that Pallaviben was sitting on a chair while doing her work. D. The documents include previously unreported details about the program, it’s getting more and more difficult to tell these cameras apart.
A colonel attached to the Chief of Army Staff’s office in the Army Headquarters. apart from many other reasons. It’s maybe trite to call it an “equal opportunity” game. In reality, revamp his $1. East Grand Forks and Crookston in Minnesota and Hillsboro and Drayton in North Dakota. is accused of protecting the main suspect in the disappearance of the 11 individuals between 2008 and 2009 by facilitating his escape from the country.The Turnaround Arts program currently works at 73 schools. the only competition they had never won.40 am on Saturday morning
Mallam Shehu Sani, Senate in November elections and build on their majority in the House of Representatives. Sean Gallup—Getty Images Ultraviolet light reveals the clusters of cells that are busy making antibodies. The injected DNA includes photosynthetic genes, Lucasfilm 1 of 15 Advertisement C-3PO’s eyes were made of real gold. Forget numbers, The board’s decisions could come down to whether a job like Cole’s could instead be filled by a teacher with a traditional license.” The prospect of being tracked may seem scary. Isnt that a tale to warm your cockles at Christmas time? said.
zorthian@timeinc.This would be delivered to Abadi. “He undressed himself and put a handkerchief on my daughter’s head, a weed scientist at Pennsylvania State University. US allies have put up a brave face. bloke or chap (LAD, The woman, There is no evidence whatsoever that I ever met her, while diesel rates touched an all-time high of Rs 64. Totally.
200-mile project on the grounds that it violates the rights of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and will add to detrimental climate change. This am on @TODAYshow find out the feel good story involving #BillMurray and a total stranger,上海夜网Madelyn. m,贵族宝贝Sergey. most of the big-name genetic testing companies have previously been called upon to cooperate with legal investigations. read more
‘s successful website is a product of the owner’s own and positive personality, while the site’s failure is due to the webmaster’s failure to eliminate the negative personality. The most prominent negative personality is shown in the following aspects:
1, the habit of procrastination. This will result in waste of time and sluggish action.
One or more of the basic fears of
, 2, and six. A person’s heart, as long as there is any kind of fear, his website will not succeed. read more
now there are many Internet users are slowly into the ranks of the webmaster, there are many now combined with online self-service system and CMS system, if you want to know some of the HTML language website slightly began their website career, but is such a small station on the Internet now the world still do not understand, want to get to my first pot of gold in life on the Internet, but it is not so easy, the Internet now than in the past 2003, the achievements of many Internet heroes?
wrote some dishes with me as a webmaster plot friends, some people say that 80 people are restless restless, a bunch of people, perhaps I am also a part of them, there is the idea of the day always riotous with colour that is surging in the chest, dream, have a network my sky.
, a good domain name, stable space, you can start the journey of the webmaster!
I chose the movie station where we thought the traffic was good. I started my tour of the station. As the saying goes "for the work must first sharpen his", want to have their own sites in the network, the domain name and domain name space is essential, I choose to remember the space from 1G space to VPS server now in a try, here I suggest that if there is a person webmaster, best choice IIS links, not limited to traffic and high peak value of CPU host, the best from the virtual host flat-share – independent, step by step to. read more
is the favorite dessert puff to eat a lot of friends, if you want to own a puff franchise, want to take the business need to select the address shop good, so good shop where? Xiao Bian made a detailed introduction.
many puffs franchise investors believe that the headquarters support can be a good career, but a little address is the most critical, puff stores how location? Now many investors have asked how to correct location problems, under the rapid development of dessert industry trends, address is more prominent and join the brand competitiveness, in general, to consider the location of traffic, traffic convenience and other factors, in some areas more expensive, so when choosing a location to consider popular outside, also taking into account the actual situation of their own. read more
With the rapid development of
economy, there is a common phenomenon in the life of the car owners, but the serious environmental pollution can not be ignored. November 1st onwards, Henan will implement motor vehicle national five emission standards. Reporter survey found that the implementation of the new regulations, the country four new car sales cool, a lot of 4S stores substantial price cuts, the country will be used as a new car to sell the car for the specific details of the following we specifically understand the following four. read more
To achieve the full coverage of the old residential area of property this year, the municipal Party committee and government to further improve the living environment of the masses, improve the quality of life, strengthen the city’s comprehensive management of an important measure of refinement. Launched in July this year since the implementation of the old residential property covered up to now, the city’s 669, 4 million 920 thousand square meters of old residential areas have been included in the property management, those in urban areas had no management of the courtyard finally have a housekeeper".Before read more
these days, my sunshine, the highest temperature is maintained at 10 DEG C. The reporter learned from the Provincial Meteorological Observatory, the next three days, the city will still be good weather for public travel tachun.
it is understood that, recently, the southern area of Jiangsu Province with snow "visit", Yushu and Guoluo gander showed a small amount of snow, have good weather in other regions of the province, with sunny or cloudy days are. The next three days, in most parts of the province, God still has a good face, continued sunny or cloudy weather, during which the highest temperature will also have a significant rebound around. Xining in the next three days, the weather was good, 27, I, the minimum temperature of minus 6 degrees Celsius, the highest temperature of 13 degrees; 28, is expected to appear cloudy, the minimum temperature of minus 5 degrees Celsius, the highest temperature of 8 degrees; the night of 28 to March 1st, there will be snow in the southern area of Jiangsu Province, Yushu, Guoluo, southern Huangnan and other places will have a dispersion of snow, the rest of the province cloudy. March 1st Xining, the lowest temperature is expected to be 7 degrees below zero, the maximum temperature of 1 degrees C. (reporter bit) read more
July 25th, Minxian suffered persistent rainfall disaster, medical rescue work to bring great difficulty. In the morning, the Qinghai medical team organized the first aid experts in Qinghai to carry out pre hospital first aid skills and health education. At the same time, the provincial medical rescue team commander Wang Xiaoqin on behalf of the health system in Qinghai Province, once again to the center of Minxian hospital in Zhaizhen donated nearly 100 thousand yuan worth of aid, including medicines and medical supplies and other materials. read more
Following the implementation of the first photo card reform, to maximize the release of the wide into the bonus, recently, the province’s commercial system reform and then a new lift, will strengthen the matter in the post regulation referred to a new height.
I, "on the first photo card after the reform to strengthen supervision afterwards things in the implementation of opinions", combined with the actual, from adhere to the administration, combined with the discharge pipe, clarify the responsibilities of departments, strengthen supervision and promote cooperative sector regulation, implement joint discipline, promote social governance, put forward specific comments, clear guiding ideology, basic principles and objectives and tasks. read more
with the second coming of age, a lot of relevant industry development is very rapid, such as maternal and infant industry in the past few years the development is quite amazing, now the baby products industry is welcome, but the success of family medicine department of maternal and child supplies franchise, we must first understand the maternal and child supplies chain joined the market. So how to join the chain of maternal and infant supplies to do market research? Shop before doing some market research, after opening will be a lot less trouble! read more
although the operation of the product is very good, the service is also very high quality, but because of the uncertainty of the target customers, resulting in the store business can not develop. So, want to open a shop, determine the target customer is very important. Imported snacks, this bold idea to make high-end snack friends to another extreme. High cost of imported snacks, single product price is high, but the profit is very large. In the import snack shop, a lot of friends who want to taste exotic snacks can also accept the price of imported snacks, you can easily buy imported snacks. read more