Why Virgin Galactic Could Remind Us of J.P. Morgan

Debating billionaire power, we can compare J.P. Morgan in 1907 to the impact of Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson, and Elon Musk on space travel.

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…