High Standards – Definition by Jeff Bezos from Amazon

Got a chance to read the SEC filing made by Amazon, with Jeff Bezos’ annual letter to the shareholders attached in it. It is a very well thought out letter. The humble representation of hard facts, especially the four points for high standards is remarkable . Helped me learn something new today. The statement on …

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Technology Firms Disrupting Their Models?

In the past I used to always compare the business model used by the technology companies of yesteryears ie. before 1990 (IBM, HP, Intel, Microsoft, Oracle etc) with those of the new entrants ie. after 1990 (Google, Amazon, Apple, Ebay, Yahoo etc) and notice these key differences: Asset lite: The investments made were purely in …

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Amazon Fire Stick Is Data Hungry

Amazon Fire TV Stick is one of the IOT (Internet of Things) enabled devices that have become quite popular in the recent times. I consider it a classic example of disruption using technology. Got a chance to order an Amazon Fire TV Stick on Amazon and was pleasantly surprised to receive it ahead of time. …

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Amazon Locker – An Interesting Initiative

Amazon has been experimenting a new concept called Amazon Locker, where you could choose an Amazon Locker near you as the delivery address, and go and pick up the items from there.   This attempt clearly shows how Amazon is trying to focus on improving the experience at each touch point involved in the eCommerce …

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Audible – Remarkable

Spent some time earlier this week on understanding ‘Audible’ book types, the recent innovation from Amazon, which allows users to download books using ‘Audible’ book type and it plays on Android/iPhone devices. As they also gave two books for free to be downloaded with new sign ups, I took this opportunity to download and listened to …

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