Not much can be said about Amazon that hasn’t been said already. Still, the internet goliath is starting yet a new chapter in its twenty-six years lifetime. Jeff Bezos, the man who founded this internet empire and has directed it ever since has stepped down as CEO.
He’s not going anywhere, though. His power in the company and his influence in the American culture will likely remain untouched as he transitions to be an Executive Chair of the Board. He has said he plans to focus on new products and early initiatives.
But, at least for the records, it is the end of a big paragraph in Amazon’s history, which is ultimately the history of doing business online. Let’s look back at some of the good and the bad in these twenty-six years of tech history, with Jeff Bezos at the head of Amazon.
0:00 Amazon – Intro
1:04 Amazon – From books to everything
3:40 Amazon – Prime: the biggest membership
4:52 Amazon – The good and the bad
6:46 Amazon – Half a million jobs in 2020
8:09 Amazon – AWS, the power of powering the internet
9:37 Amazon – Growth over profits