Posts Tagged ‘Amazon’

  • competitive market structure strategies

    How Firms Compete With Hidden Messages

    Feb 11, 14 • 934 Views • No Comments

    Have you noticed the arrow in FedEx’s logo? Especially because, in class, we have been looking at how oligopolies compete, I appreciated what this BusinessInsider slideshow said about their logos: A competitive market structure shapes business behavior....  [read more]

  • Jeff Bezos entrepreneur

    Fascinating Facts About Jeff Bezos

    Dec 20, 13 • 524 Views • No Comments

    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 certain kind of competitive child....  [read more]

  • Amazon and Innovation

    Should the US Postal Service Be a Monopoly?

    Nov 14, 13 • 719 Views • No Comments

    The 5-digit zip code is rather amazing. Introduced by the US Postal Service in 1963, it became the key to automation. Whereas a single person could sort, at most, a letter in one second or 3600 an hour, zip codes meant machines could take over. Once we had...  [read more]

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    Creative Destruction: Chain Store Wars

    Aug 1, 13 • 778 Views • No Comments

    Visiting an Amazon distribution center in Chattanooga, Tennessee on Tuesday, President Obama was told by independent booksellers, “We are disheartened to see Amazon touted as a ‘jobs creator,’…when..the exact opposite is true.”...  [read more]

  • Prices convey information.

    Speed Pricing

    Sep 6, 12 • 435 Views • No Comments

    What does a price tell you? Assume that you were going to purchase a GE Advantium 120 microwave oven on Sunday, August 12. Comparing Sears, Best Buy and Amazon’s sellers at 3 a.m., you would have seen, respectively, $899.99, 809.99 and 744.46. At...  [read more]