Throwback Thursday: When We Got Amazon Prime

#TBT: Looking back to the creation of Amazon Prime, we see we’ve come a long way from what we used to expect when we ordered online.

Throwback Thursday: Was Sears, Roebuck the First Amazon?

#TBT: Through the amazingly similar prefabricated houses that they both have sold, we can see why Amazon has been called the new Sears, Roebuck.

What Amazon Wants For Its HQ2

Our story starts with one of the transistor’s inventors. According to a Wired article, William Shockley is the reason that Silicon Valley grows chips instead of apricots. Although Shockley Semiconductor failed, its employees created a local diaspora of techies. Similar…

Amazon Economics

Starting with Whole Foods, today’s Amazon economics lesson will include topics that range from Amazon’s acquisitions and innovations to their IPO.

Do Real Entrepreneurs Have to be Rich?

Because startups tend to be small, do not focus on innovation nor growth, they are a less accurate measure of entrepreneurship than self-made billionaires.

What Happens When 1-Click Meets a Barcode?

It’s almost like 1-click and the barcode had a child. 1-click diminished the friction of an online purchase. Described in The Everything Store, it let Jeff Bezos increase revenue by making the purchase process easier. And, once Bezos got his…

Fascinating Facts About Jeff Bezos

Try typing Relentless.com. A name that Jeff Bezos and his wife had considered when they created Amazon, still today, it takes you there. Some Jeff Bezos facts from The Everything Store: As a 6th grader, he was typical of a…

Another Amazing Entrepreneur

From this WSJ description of Jeff Bezos, you can tell he is an amazing entrepreneur. The article is wonderful. Here are some of the facts: Named Cadabra until someone accidentally called it “cadaver,” Amazon was launched in Seattle on July…