Amazon: Driven by Data and Guided by the Voices Inside Their Heads

Guest post by Janie Hoffman of all things possible.


NYT v Amazon

By now, you’ve read it.

As of this writing, it’s received over 5,000 comments.

The Sunday New York Times Page One feature was a fascinating read and (allegedly) well researched. There was really nothing shocking disclosed as corporate culture has long demanded and created the type of environment described in the story.

The shocking part was Amazon’s response in both the manufactured memo from Amazon Chief Exeutive Jeff Bezos, and the effort from Jay Carney, White House vet and Amazon SVP of global corporate affairs, who seemed to believe he might control the burn via a remote feed from Seattle during a live interview on Monday’s CBS

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