Disruption thy Name is Amazon

Date: February 23, 2018


Jeff Bezos is, by nature, a disruptor. He’s been one since he founded Amazon, his online bookstore in the late '90s. I love to read.

And so I was an early Amazon customer and fan: My first purchase was on May 20, 1998. It was a book called The Empire State Building: The Making of a Landmark. I needed the book to research a story I was working on and couldn’t find it locally. I placed 3 more orders with Amazon that year. The following year, my order count more than doubled, with 13 books purchased.

Last year, I bought items from Amazon more than 50 times – including clothing, Christmas ornaments, household electronics, soap, cologne, music, movies, kitchen utensils, furniture, sunglasses and, of course, books (which are electronic now – another Bezos contribution to our world).

I haven’t purchased any food yet from Amazon, or any other online retailer. But doing so is simply a matter of time. Which brings us to the news last week that Bezos may be gearing up to launch an Amazon parcel delivery service, which would bring the company into direct competition with the companies moving its merchandise to consumers today, including FedEx, UPS, USPS and many others...To Continue Reading, CLICK HERE

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