The first of a two part series on Amazon. In many ways, Amazon is the logical extension of America’s perverted version of neoliberal capitalism. The self-described libertarian founder Jeff Bezos created a company with nearly 100% brand recognition that has permeated our daily lives in obvious ways and some not so obvious ways. In Part 1 we examine Amazon’s relationship with its hometown of Seattle, its obsessive focus on the customer to the exclusion of all else and how it built its power base in Washington D.C.
Chapter One: Seattle Not-so Super Sonic: 00:07:33
Chapter Two: Customer Centric: 00:17:32
Chapter Three: Gaming the System: 00:25:44
Coffee Break 00:19:22
Post Show Musings: 00:33:23
Pod Love: 00:56:21
Book Love: 00:57:02
Alec MacGillis: The Cynic: The Political Education of Mitch McConnell
Danny Meyer: Setting the Table
The New York Times: The Amazon That Customers Don't See
Alec MacGillis: Fulfillment: Winning and Losing in One-Click America
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