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Executives are rarely comfortable speaking on the record, particularly in secretive Silicon Valley companies.
I think it’s a competitive advantage that both Amazon and Google and other tech companies have over a lot of their counterparts. They take big risks and are pioneering new markets with the promise of big rewards. It’s why Amazon is kind of reliably starting new businesses and opening kind of new frontiers.
For decades, technology entrepreneurship has been revered, and people like Steve Jobs and Elon Musk were heroes.
I don’t think we yet know – because it’s probably not big enough – what exactly Amazon does to our cities, but whatever it is, I don’t anticipate retail wastelands. If anything, it’s maybe a wake-up call to retailers that they just have to offer something meaningful to customers.
The emergence of Uber X was really the most important pivot maybe in the history of Silicon Valley. It’s a vast majority of Uber’s revenues, and so that flexibility and the rapid growth and the fighting the battles, it’s all Travis. You can’t take any credit away from him.
Amazon may be the most beguiling company that ever existed, and it is just getting started. It is both missionary and mercenary… That has always been a potent combination.
Airbnb is a company with values around hospitality.
We see Google experimenting in so many places outside of its core search and advertising business, whether that’s bringing broadband Internet to the world or funding an entirely separate company to pursue solutions to disease and mortality. Amazon’s one of the few other companies that thinks as big as Google does.
Ultimately, Amazon is a weather pattern that disturbs everything around it.
There are lots of retailers that are now scrambling to emulate the Amazon model, so Amazon does not have a monopoly on same-day distribution or broad selection or low prices. All that said, there are advantages that accrue to the largest player, so I don’t see much in the way of Amazon slowing down.
There are lots of lessons to learn from Amazon. Never stop innovating or questioning the fundamentals of your business. Disrupt yourself before others do. Continually motivate employees so that they never get too complacent – see Yahoo, AOL and many other Internet companies for evidence of what happens when they do.