Everyone who thinks Amazon is putting its second headquarters in Washington, D.C., may be projecting too much. Who would have picked Seattle in 1994? Bezos was already living in New York City — which then and still now is considered a book publishing world capital. He went to Seattle, he said, because the largest book warehouse was there and Microsoft was there. It was a concentration of volumes of existing books and technology talent. … [Read more...] about This week in Amazon-o-mania: It was all about Bezos and Washington, D.C. Or was it?
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Truth be told, however, we weren’t all that concerned about landing in a place seen by coastal elites as “hip.” Ask any MBA wannabe if they would pick up stakes and go wherever Amazon wants them and you will quickly learn that we make the hip, not the other way around. Anyway, how hip does anyone really think Queens, N.Y., is? It may seem cool in a gritty kind of way, but unlike say Denver or Nashville no one expects employees there to be able to bike, hike in the mountains or otherwise enjoy the fruits of nature. And no one will expect employees there to be able to afford homes while also enjoying reasonable commutes. … [Read more...] about Jeff Bezos to Dallas: It’s not you; it’s me … no, really
In any negotiation there is posturing and bluffing. Perhaps, local politicians and others like the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, currently trying to organize workers at an Amazon warehouse on Staten Island are just looking to extract some concessions from the internet giant. Even Jeff could be bluffing, but I doubt it. According to Fox Business, to date the company has yet to lease or purchase office space for the project, so it would be relatively easy for Amazon to withdraw from its commitment. … [Read more...] about Jeff Bezos could pull plug on Amazon HQ2 in NYC: What’s at stake
Bezos said that Amazon's move to speedier shipping, including one-day delivery on many items, would be a net positive in environment terms even though it was "counterintuitive." … [Read more...] about Amazon Unveils Climate Plan, Aims To Advance Paris Goals
"Amazon is known for speed, but if Jeff Bezos wants Amazon to be a leader on climate, he needs to spell out exactly how it is going to rapidly move the company off of fossil fuels to keep our planet within the 1.5 degree temperature threshold in the Paris Agreement that Amazon has now committed to," Cook said. … [Read more...] about Amazon Pledges To Be Carbon Neutral By 2040