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  1. New Book Depicts Bezos as a Mercenary with a Mission

    Jeff Bezos wants to build a space station and he’s willing to do whatever it takes, says a new book about the Amazon founder. “The Everything Store” by Brad Stone, which Bezos’s wife MacKenzie gave just one star in her Amazon review, suggests that Bezos stands out from other tech entrepreneurs by being coldly profit-driven. While many in Silicon Valley are missionaries for the Web’s social potential, Bezos undervalues staff, undercuts competitors and pressures partners. But he may be softening. Bezos recently asked his staff whether Amazon could ever be loved.

    Source: USA Today

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