Posts Tagged ‘Amazon’

  • Prices convey information.

    Speed Pricing

    Sep 6, 12 • 489 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]

  • Friction Free Clicks

    Feb 26, 12 • 383 Views • No Comments

    Which friction minimizing invention received a patent in 1999? Amazon 1-Click. Described by Amazon in their application for patent 5,960,411, the purchaser just hits a button that activates the movement of payment information from “the client......  [read more]

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    Creative Destruction and the Independent Bookstore

    Dec 26, 11 • 410 Views • No Comments

    The buggy whip, the typewriter, and now, maybe the independent bookstore? In a NY Times Op-Ed, author Richard Russo criticized Amazon for business tactics that would harm independent bookstores.  He cited friends who said, “They don’t win unless......  [read more]

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    Another Amazing Entrepreneur

    Oct 17, 11 • 407 Views • No Comments

    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 16,......  [read more]

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    Amazon vs. California

    Jul 17, 11 • 459 Views • No Comments

    According to the Seattle Times, in 1996, Amazon’s CEO, Jeff Bezos said, “You have to charge sales tax to customers who live in any state where you have a business presence. It made no sense for us to be in California or New York.”......  [read more]