eCommerce Deep Dive

with John Ghiorso

Amazon’s Day One Mentality with Alex Kantrowitz

Episode 32
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In this episode, John talks with Alex Kantrowitz about his extensive knowledge of Amazon. The two discuss all of the tactics Amazon uses to keep reinventing. Alex spent several months in Seattle talking to Amazonians and touring their buildings to find out what makes Amazon special in the realm of eCommerce and technology. From his time in Seattle, Alex noticed Amazon’s commitment to replace mundane tasks with creative opportunities, the ‘hands off the wheel’ ideology, building leadership qualities, and so much more.

Alex Kantrowitz is a tech reporter, based in San Francisco. He is the founder of Big Technology, an independent newsletter, and podcast. Also, Alex is an on-air contributor at CNBC where he discusses news about tech giants. Recently, Alex wrote a book titled, “Always Day One: How the Tech Titans Plan to Stay on Top Forever”, where he reveals the inner workings of Amazon, Facebook, Google, Apple, and Microsoft, showing how to compete with the tech titans using their own playbook.

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