Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Excellent Profile of Amazon's Jeff Bezos

Portfolio: "Possessed of a startling, open-jawed guffaw, Bezos is described by those who know him as 'geeky,' taking an intense, detailed interest in gadgets as well as movies and media — a Star Trek fan who does a dead-on imitation of Captain Jean-Luc Picard. Bezos applies that intensity to Amazon as a hands-on consultant to new and emerging technologies, while setting overall strategic direction. While Bezos is described as approachable and egalitarian in some respects — one person remembers the billionaire picking up empty coffee cups after a meeting — he is clearly Amazon’s central, dominating figure. ... "