big ideas

NASA chose SpaceX to take humans back to the moon

I just finished reading a book about the early days of SpaceX. The number of times the company came close to death is remarkable. “SpaceX beats out Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin and defense contractor Dynetics to be the sole provider […]

tech, startups, internet

Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg

“People often ask me to compare working for Bezos vs Zuck. I worked with Mark much more closely for much longer, but I did work directly with Jeff in my last 2 years at Amazon incubating the Kindle. Here are […]

retail therapy

How Amazon wins

The WSJ is still salty at Amazon for using their advantages, as evidenced by the second part of the title: “by steamrolling rivals and partners.” Here’s the summary: “CEO Jeff Bezos still runs the e-commerce giant with the drive of […]

retail therapy

Is Amazon unstoppable?

This post is written by Charles Duhigg, the author of The Power of Habit and Smarter Faster Better (two books I enjoyed). “Politicians want to rein in the retail giant. But Jeff Bezos, the master of cutthroat capitalism, is ready […]