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Robin Lewis

Amazon Book Stores

[…] rumored that, following 20 years of driving book stores out of business, Amazon is now planning to get into the bookstore business. The CEO of mall operations for General Growth Properties, Sandeep Mathrani, commented to “The Wall Street Journal” that […]

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Operations
Robert Spector

Amazon.com Adds Bricks to Its Bag of Tricks

[…] come true. Better late than never. With that nearly two-decade old thought in mind, I visited the 6,000 square-foot Amazon Books store in University Village, an upscale, open-air lifestyle mall in northeast Seattle, near the University of Washington’s sprawling urban […]

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[…] to read through millions of lines of code at Amazon, and I write a lot of code at Hointer. What books are you reading? I’m reading about SpaceX and Tesla, by Ashlee Vance. I think when we create a Tesla-like […]

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Management
Robin Lewis

Amazon and Barnes & Noble: A Giant Irony

[…] departure as CEO, are truly astounding. And the one that stands out most is Amazon’s closing of all 66 Amazon Books in the U.S. and two in the United Kingdom. A Vision Lost? No one would argue that Bezos is […]

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Technology
Dana Wood

Uberizing

[…] is a consumer-facing product by the very inside-baseball, industry-driven Hair Construction Co. Through the creation of mega training materials (look- books, videos, step-by-step “recipes,” product recommendations), three-year-old Hair Construction does the heavy lifting for tens of thousands of salons around […]

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Ed Gribbin

Speed is Not Free

When I first started in the apparel industry, fresh out of college with a BA in Philosophy, I was determined to learn everything I could about how to build a successful apparel brand and business. The concept of quality was […]

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