|View Mark Hurst's profile|
Conversations with creators and thinkers who are charting the way forward in a tech-saturated society. Tech, community, video games, and whatever else is next.
Today: The time I met Jeff Bezos: reflecting on how success changed Amazon and Bezos
• How Hard Would It Be to Hit Jeff Bezos’s Superyacht With a Rotten Egg? (by Clio Chang, Curbed, Feb 8, 2022): “A group of residents in Rotterdam has put out a call to throw rotten eggs at Jeff Bezos’s superyacht when it passes through the city’s river in June. The event, succinctly titled ‘Throwing eggs at superyacht Jeff Bezos,’ is a response to reports that the city is considering a plan to dismantle the historic Koningshaven Bridge to allow Bezos’s $500 million, and apparently very tall, new superyacht to take to the sea.”
• MacKenzie Scott (Wikipedia entry): “As of November 2021, she has a net worth of US$62.2 billion, owing to a 4% stake in Amazon. ... Scott made US$5.8 billion in charitable gifts in 2020, one of the largest annual distributions by a private individual to working charities. She donated a further $2.7 billion in 2021.”
Reposting from last week’s show...
• Amazon Breaks Record for One-Day Gain in Market Cap (WSJ, Feb 5, 2022): "Shares surged 14% Friday, their biggest one-day jump in almost seven years. The added $191 billion to Amazon’s market value, eclipsing the record Apple set just last week when it added $181 billion after posting quarterly results that shattered previous records."
• Lawmakers Press Amazon on Sales of Chemical Used in Suicides (NYT, Feb 4, 2022). As Vice's Maxwell Strachan put it:
|Artist||Track||Images||Approx. start time|
|The time I met Jeff Bezos: reflecting on how success changed Amazon & Bezos|
|Tomaš Dvořák||Game Boy Tune|
|Arthur Harisson & Rupert Chapelle||Real World||0:53:00 (MP3 | Pop-up)|