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Jeff Bezos, The Post’s incoming
owner, known for a demanding
management style at Amazon

Washington Post, by Craig Timberg and Jia Lynn Yang

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Posted By:Drive, 8/8/2013 9:26:59 AM

In the relentlessly efficient world of Jeffrey P. Bezos, Amazon employees quickly learn when they have overtaxed the attention of their chief executive. He quietly pulls out his smartphone and starts replying to e-mails. In extreme cases, Bezos will walk out. This demanding style is as much a signature of the Amazon.com founder as his famously long-term approach to developing new products or services, say people who have worked with the man who this week agreed to buy The Washington Post for $250 million. Bezos (pronounced “BAY-zohs”) has developed a precise and inventive approach to management

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: MisterDickens, 8/8/2013 9:51:12 AM     (No. 9464137)

The first paragraph is a load of crap. I didn´t read any further.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Philly_Patriot, 8/8/2013 10:13:02 AM     (No. 9464173)

I refuse to deal with Amazon.

They WON´T do business with those who do not use the internet for financial matters ......... there is NO WAY to fax or call with a credit card to pay for items......... and they don´t want the business of those who are prudent.!

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There are very few things that are not available some other way.


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Reply 3 - Posted by: Lonestar Jack, 8/8/2013 10:35:01 AM     (No. 9464209)

I am sure Amazon will not miss #1 and #2 as customers.

I appreciate their customer service and expediency in processing orders and returns and will continue to do business with Amazon when ever the purchasing need exists.

I also appreciate his management style. Would that the bonobo bozos that are in our Obama led government were as accomplished as Amazon managers.

Obama should take a lesson from Bezos.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: skedaddle, 8/8/2013 10:43:19 AM     (No. 9464227)

We´ll see if Bezos really wants to make The Post successful since that will require unbiased reporting instead of DNC/White House press releases. I´m not holding my breath.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 8/8/2013 10:55:45 AM     (No. 9464254)

It might be fun to watch the entitled elitist reporters of the Compost come face to face with a real businessman. Both sides might be in for a major shock.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: jond, 8/8/2013 11:42:48 AM     (No. 9464345)

Changing the editorial policy is just one strategy the could be used to turn the WaPo into a viable business.

The problem it would face is that many of its remaining readers could react violently to a shift to the right - or less biased, as we would say. Most legacy media have painted themselves into that corner.

Expect Bezos to have plans. Expect them to be things we haven´t thought of. Expect them to be things we don´t like, or don´t improve the product from our point of view.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: bohallx, 8/8/2013 3:12:35 PM     (No. 9464672)

"Bezos...... has developed a precise and inventive approach to management"

Reminds me more of Uncle Tom´s Cabin than anything else ~ or was that "Ben Hur" on the galley?

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