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  Jeff Bezos - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jeff Bezos was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Bezos was born when his mother, Jackie Bezos, was still in her teens, and her marriage to his father lasted little more than a year.
Bezos's stepfather, Miguel Bezos, was born in Cuba.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Jeff_Bezos   (759 words)

 O'Reilly -- My Conversation with Jeff Bezos
Jeff could in fact be claiming in good faith that he had made a seemingly small but nonetheless significant innovation.
Jeff feels that this is fairly strong evidence (coupled with the press coverage when the 1-Click feature was introduced) that the feature was an Amazon innovation.
Jeff replied that there are ten thousand slender threads, and to win against entrenched competitors, you need as many threads as you can get.
www.oreilly.com /pub/a/oreilly/ask_tim/2000/bezos_0300.html   (2787 words)

 Jeff Bezos   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Jeff Bezos is having his picture taken jumping on a giant trampoline, and, remarkably, he looks like a man in his element.
Bezos has not only demonstrated the vision to get his venture off the ground but he's proved that he can lead Amazon through good times and bad, and that he has the management chops to oversee a company that's grown from a handful of people to nearly 8,000.
Bezos quickly discovered that the only way to make sure customers get a good experience and that Amazon gets inventory at good prices was to operate his own warehouses so he could control the transaction from start to finish.
www.cba.ua.edu /~gds/446/Amazon_JeffBezos.htm   (3608 words)

 Inside the Mind of Jeff Bezos
Bezos rode with his executive assistant, Elizabeth Korrell, as the chopper was piloted by a local legend, Charles "Cheater" Bella.
Bezos did emerge occasionally from the computer center to take his meals at the Quadrangle "eating club," where one of his future marketing executives, David Risher, was the president.
Bezos sees himself as a "change junkie," and the culture he has created is adept at coming up with innovations, but he's also surprisingly blatant and unabashed about copying ideas from competitors.
www.fastcompany.com /magazine/85/bezos_1.html   (1356 words)

 Jeff Bezos Interview -- page 3 / 6 -- Academy of Achievement
Jeff Bezos: I toyed with the idea of starting a company and even talked to a couple of friends about starting a company, and ultimately decided that it would be smarter to wait and learn a little bit more about business and the way the world works.
Jeff Bezos: The wake up call was finding this startling statistic that web usage in the spring of 1994 was growing at 2,300 percent a year.
Jeff Bezos: No. In fact, not only was I not the only one, but a lot of people saw it much earlier.
www.achievement.org /autodoc/page/bez0int-3   (1232 words)

 Amazon founder unveils space center plans - The New Space Race - MSNBC.com
Jeff Bezos, who heads Amazon.com and is bankrolling the Blue Origin space venture, strikes a pose at the Seattle headquarters of Amazon.com.
Bezos' Seattle-based Blue Origin suborbital space venture is starting the process to build an aerospace testing and operations center on a portion of the Corn Ranch, a 165,000-acre spread that the 41-year-old billionaire purchased north of Van Horn, Texas.
Bezos still serves as Amazon's president, chief executive officer and chairman, but in the year 2000 he used millions of dollars from his personal fortune to start up Blue Origin as well, following through on a boyhood dream.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/6822763   (792 words)

 Jeff Bezos Biography -- Academy of Achievement
Jeffrey's stepfather, Mike Bezos, was born in Cuba; he escaped to the United States alone at age 15, and worked his way through the University of Albuquerque.
Jeff and Mackenize flew to Texas on Independence Day weekend and picked up a 1988 Chevy Blazer (a gift from Mike Bezos) to make the drive to Seattle, where they would have ready access to the book wholesaler Ingram, and to the pool of computer talent Jeff would need for his enterprise.
Jeff had told his original investors there was a 70 percent chance they would lose their entire investment, but his parents signed on for $300,000, a substantial portion of their life savings.
www.achievement.org /autodoc/page/bez0bio-1   (1445 words)

 The Biography Channel - Jeff Bezos Biography
Jeffrey P Bezos was interested in technology from an early age.
Bezos and his team spent one year developing the database programs and creating the website.
Today, Jeff Bezos is one of the Net's first billionaires, and is an iconic figure in e-commerce.
www.thebiographychannel.co.uk /biography_home/488:0/Jeff_Bezos.htm   (382 words)

 Jeff Bezos' open letter on used book sales
Jeff Bezos' sent out a letter yesterday to all Amazon used book resellers, a response to recent attacks by the Author's Guild for Amazon's policy of selling used books prominently on its site.
Jeff Bezos' open letter on the subject is right in every respect, except when he says, "when someone buys a book, they are also buying the right to resell that book, to loan it out, or to even give it away if they want.
Jeff Bezos should be commended for empowering readers and making a vast array of books available at one location through one simple process.
www.oreillynet.com /pub/wlg/1291   (2446 words)

 Biography: Jeff Bezos   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Jeff Bezos is the founder and CEO of Amazon.com.
In 1988, Bezos joined Bankers Trust Company, New York, leading the devel opment of computer systems that helped manage $250+ billion in assets and becoming their youngest vice president in February, 1990.
From 1990 to 1994, Bezos helped build one of the most technically sophisticated and successful quantitative hedge funds on Wall Street for D.E. Shaw & Co., New York, becoming their youngest senior vice president in 1992.
www.annonline.com /interviews/970106/biography.html   (132 words)

 Yes90 tviNews - Jeff Bezos - Television International Magazine's Person Of The Week - TVI-68 POW68 Cover December, 2004 ...
Bezos and his team spent a year creating their Web site and developing the database programs that they knew they would need.
Long before the innovative Jeff Bezos started selling.com movies, CDs, toys and consumer electronics, tools, sporting goods, jewelry, he was selling just books on the premise that Amazon.com in 1995 as an online bookseller, that sells titled stories as long and winding as the name of the river the online bookstore was named after.
Bezos is known as a fan of science fiction (his Labrador is named after an obscure Star Trek character); witty; gregarious; keenly interested in anything that can be revolutionized by computers; and known to have an explosively loud laugh.
smart90.com /tvimagazine/2004/68jeffbezos.htm   (2591 words)

 5 Internet Myths From Jeff Bezos - News by InformationWeek   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Bezos showed a straight-line graph of Amazon's stock going from $1.50 in its early days to around $30 today, a performance he described with great pride.
Bezos predicted Web retail sales will end up being only about 10% of annual retail sales, not the 50% or more that some people talked about when interest in E-retailing started to grow.
Amazon's highly automated fulfillment centers are impressive, but Bezos said the company has spent almost three times as much on business technology--about $900 million--as on fulfillment since the company began.
www.informationweek.com /story/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=10300770   (570 words)

 USATODAY.com - Amazon founder's spaceport plans moving forward   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
A public hearing on the environmental review was scheduled Tuesday in Van Horn, a town of 3,000 and the closest center of population to the space base.
Bezos, the 42-year-old billionaire who built Amazon into an Internet sales giant, won't be attending the hearing, Blue Origin spokesman Bruce Hicks said.
Bezos, who spent summers on his grandfather's ranch in South Texas as a child, has talked in the past of building spaceships that can orbit Earth and possibly lead to colonies in space.
www.usatoday.com /tech/science/space/2006-07-24-bezos-spaceport_x.htm   (1115 words)

 Jeff Bezos
This is the Time Magazine version of Jeff Bezos: a young man with amazing talent works hard to develop his skills.
What Time Magazine doesn’t want you to believe is that Jeff Bezos got rich because he was already rich or because he was lucky or, heaven forbid, because he was possessed of an overwhelming lust for wealth.
And Jeff Bezos was smart enough to realize that he could make his prices very attractive and then whack people with "shipping and handling" charges.
www.chromehorse.net /rants/rants99/bezos.htm   (1669 words)

 TIME.com:1999 Person of the Year, December 27, 1999
Jeffrey Preston Bezos had that same experience when he first peered into the maze of connected computers called the World Wide Web and realized that the future of retailing was glowing back at him.
But Bezos' vision of the online retailing universe was so complete, his Amazon.com site so elegant and appealing, that it became from Day One the point of reference for anyone who had anything to sell online.
There was a time when Bezos could say, "If I had a nickel for every time a potential investor told me this wouldn't work..." and then lapse off into head shaking.
www.time.com /time/poy/intro.html   (970 words)

 Bezos Expeditions invests in 37signals - Signal vs. Noise (by 37signals)
Jeff’s not going to help out just because he’s a nice guy… and 37S is not going to bring in a partner without getting something out of the deal.
Jeff is a great guy, and I think he’ll do good things for 37sigs.
The key is to look at this as Jeff Bezos paying 37signals to do something fun with his time.
37signals.com /svn/archives2/bezos_expeditions_invests_in_37signals.php   (6434 words)

 Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos meet "Ginger" - HBS Working Knowledge
Bezos claimed the other Ginger, and his laugh soon gusted through the ballroom.
Bezos suggested starting slow, using one city or country as an experimental station.
Bezos liked the idea—it was safer and could give the business a solid foundation for growth.
hbsworkingknowledge.hbs.edu /archive/3533.html   (2183 words)

 IT Conversations: Jeff Bezos
Jeff Bezos has seen it all in his decade-long quest to build Amazon into the biggest internet retailer in the universe.
Now Bezos is back, and his plan to turn Amazon into a web platform for both consumers and partners has paid off handsomely.
Jeff Bezos has always been interested in anything that can be revolutionized by computers.
www.itconversations.com /shows/detail297.html   (241 words)

 Jeff Bezos
On-line, that would just be a programming problem to solve, and Bezos was a natural -- he'd graduated summa cum laude from Princeton with a degree in electrical engineering.
Figuring that location wouldn't matter on-line (so why pay expensive rents?), Bezos quit his New York job and moved to Seattle, where Amazon was developed mostly in his apartment.
Amazon.com remains billions in debt, but Bezos is worth billions and his parents' retirement is taken care of.
www.nndb.com /people/436/000022370   (473 words)

 Jeff Bezos Biography (Business Personality) — FactMonster.com
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www.factmonster.com /biography/var/jeffbezos.html   (314 words)

 Face Time With Jeff Bezos
There is a certain mythology that surrounds Amazon.com's founder, Jeff Bezos -- mostly relating to how he and his wife left New York and lit out for Seattle to start the world's pathbreaking e-commerce company.
(Actually, they flew to Dallas and then drove the rest of the way.) What is often overlooked is that before Bezos headed west, he reportedly earned over $1 million a year as a young star at a hedge fund and that he graduated summa cum laude in computer science and electrical engineering from Princeton.
In person, Bezos is as gracious as his reputation suggests -- modest, antic, irrepressible.
www.fastcompany.com /online/43/bezos.html   (767 words)

 Jeff Bezos — FactMonster.com
Jeff Bezos believes you can, and created one of the best-known e-commerce sites on the Internet, Amazon.com, devoted to selling books to members of its carefully cultivated community.
Amazon.com was the first major bookseller online to offer visitors a way to search among more than a million books, by author, title or subject, and to further investigate a title through peer reviews, a sample chapter, and occasionally, author interviews—all posted on the site.
Bezos has built a convincing model for doing business on the Internet: he understands both the technology that underlies his site and the motivations of those who use the Internet and those who finance it.
www.factmonster.com /ipka/A0763658.html   (249 words)

 Online NewsHour: How Amazon.com is changing retailing -- July 7, 1999
JEFFREY BEZOS: So as a result, what happens is our cash flow is much better than the cash flow that you would see in a place that turns its inventory three times a year, and that's a big advantage in any kind of economic model.
JEFFREY BEZOS: There's a part of our Web site called "shop the Web" where we have partnered with a large number of merchants to make their products available to our customers.
In fact, Jeffrey Bezos has lost, on paper, and made, billions of dollars while we were doing this piece; doesn't seem to change his routine one iota.
www.pbs.org /newshour/bb/cyberspace/july-dec99/amazon_7-7.html   (2292 words)

 Jeff Bezos
Few entrepreneurs have taken as many lumps in the court of public opinion as Jeff Bezos has since his famous cross-country drive to Seattle in 1994 to found Amazon.com.
As a result, Bezos had to spend quite a bit of time fending off speculation that bankruptcy was around the corner and explaining why he'd chosen, at least initially, to stress growth over profitability.
I've joked that in the case of Amazon.com, half of it was good timing, half of it was luck, and the rest of it was brains.
www.inc.com /magazine/20040401/25bezos.html   (1399 words)

 Has Jeff Bezos Patented E-Mail Discussion Groups?
Last Tuesday, February, 25, the US Patent and Trademark Office issued a new patent to Jeff Bezos, the CEO of online retailer Amazon.com, granting him exclusive rights to "a method and system for conducting an electronic discussion relating to a topic.
Bezos doesn't have a patent on all e-mail discussion groups, but to a certain extent he has the power to limit their use.
But shortly after O'Reilly's letter hit the Web, Bezos published an open letter of his own that suggested an overhaul of American patent law, and soon helped start BountyQuest, a Web site where people can offer rewards for information proving that a patented invention is not a new idea.
www.pcmag.com /article2/0,4149,916208,00.asp   (1513 words)

 GigaOM » Jeff Bezos Invests in 37Signals   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Amazon founder and chief executive officer Jeff Bezos has invested in 37 Signals, a Chicago-based software-as-a-service company.
The investment comes from Bezos Expeditions, a personal investment company of Jeff Bezos.
Jason, did not mean to imply that the deal was done because Bezos wants you to use S3, or even required it as part of the deal.
gigaom.com /2006/07/20/bezos-invests-in-37signals   (659 words)

 Jeff Bezos Takes Everything Personally - INTERVIEW: E-BUSINESS - CIO Magazine Aug. 1, 2000   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Striking a "What, me worry?" pose in the e-tailer shakeout, Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos and his executives remain focused on winning customers one at a time.
5 years old, Amazon.com is the bellwether for dotcom retailers, and founder and CEO Jeff Bezos is the person to talk to when stock market players get the e-jitters over turbulence in the new economy.
At the company's offices in a converted Seattle hospital, CIO contributing writer Malcolm Wheatley spoke with Bezos and two of his key vice presidents—Jeffrey A. Wilke, general manager of operations, and customer service head Bill Price.
www.cio.com /archive/080100_bezos.html   (2608 words)

 Wired 13.01: The Zen of Jeff Bezos
The cool head of Amazon.com talks about the rise of the obscure, taking on Netflix, and why he quit spending on TV advertising.
When Jeff Bezos was launching Amazon.com a decade ago, conventional wisdom held that 300,000 titles would be plenty; the largest physical bookstores couldn't sell enough volumes to justify half that inventory.
Bezos took what he calls "the bold, stupid path" and stocked his shelves with a million titles.
www.wired.com /wired/archive/13.01/bezos.html   (1090 words)

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