• Watch Jeff Bezos tell the funny story about the moment in college he realized he 'was never going to be a great theoretical physicist'

    27 days ago - By Business Insider

    During an interview at The Economic Club of Washington, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos told a funny story about the time in college when a friend helped him with a difficult math problem.
    "That was the very moment when I realized I was never going to be a great theoretical physicist," Bezos said.
    The friend he mentioned, Yasen Rajakarunanayake, responded on Twitter, saying it was "amazing" that Bezos remembered the interaction after 34 years.
    Even the richest man in the world struggled with his math homework back in the day.
    During a recent interview at The Economic Club of Washington , Amazon CEO...
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  • Jeff Bezos could be the first 'woke' billionaire philanthropist - but only if he's willing to help solve the problems he's created

    Jeff Bezos could be the first 'woke' billionaire philanthropist - but only if he's willing to help solve the problems he's created

    27 days ago - By Business Insider

    Anand Giridharadas, author of Winners Take All , shares his thoughts on Bezos' latest charity announcement.
    In light of the recent tech backlash, he said, Bezos has an opportunity to become the first "woke" billionaire philanthropist.
    To establish a new paradigm of corporate giving, the CEO must be willing to acknowledge his shortcomings.
    In June 2017, Jeff Bezos issued a vague solicitation to his followers on Twitter: "I'm thinking about a philanthropy strategy that is the opposite of how I mostly spend my time - working on the long term," he wrote. "If you have ideas, just reply to this...
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  • State of the Art: Why Jeff Bezos Should Push for Nobody to Get as Rich as Jeff Bezos

    State of the Art: Why Jeff Bezos Should Push for Nobody to Get as Rich as Jeff Bezos

    27 days ago - By NY Times

    Here's what the Amazon founder's vast fortune tells us about the economic concentration of the tech industry - and how he might help unravel that for the world.
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