Jeff Bezos: Are You Throwing a Party for Your Guests — or for Yourself?
Amazon founder-CEO Jeff Bezos has some new Kindles to sell — which, so far, have been well-received. But in a just-released interview with ABC News Technology Editor Joanna Stern, he mostly talks about stuff other than his company’s latest e-readers.
It’s a rather weird conversation — Bezos is a goofy guy, and Stern (at least here) is a goofy interviewer — that almost goes off the rails a couple minutes in when they compliment each other’s hair. (Watch for the first eruption of Bezos’ signature hearty laugh at 2:17.) And it’s a deferential, softball interrogation overall (in her introduction, Stern calls Bezos — who she visited at Amazon headquarters in Seattle — “one of the richest and most interesting men alive”).
But things get interesting when Stern asks Bezos about his acquisition of The Washington Post and he ends up talking about what it really means to be customer-centric. Watch the clip and then scroll down for more context.