The Four by Scott Galloway

Four American companies have totally changed our lives.

Apple
Amazon
Google
Facebook

I use all four non-stop. Fantastic innovation.

Needless to say, there are downsides. Google no longer uses the mantra “don’t be evil”. They dropped it in 2018.

Scott Galloway has replaced Leo Laporte as my main tech guru. I just finished his book …

The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google (2017)

It’s great, but you can get a good summary by reading Galloway’s article in Esquire:

Silicon Valley’s Tax-Avoiding, Job-Killing, Soul-Sucking Machine (2018)

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when Amazon sucks …

I love Amazon. Their model is the future of retail.

And Amazon almost always works. It’s amazing.

But when I recently bought a hiking guidebook it wouldn’t download to my Kindle Paperwhite. Weird.

Quite quickly Amazon responded. Confirming that they suck. ☹️

world’s richest man back in 1999

Come to think of it I was working on the internet in Mason’s (basement) World Headquarters 1999.

Why is Bezos the world’s richest man now … and not me? 🙂

Jeff Bezos 1999 Amazon

Note his desk was made out of a door to showcase how frugality was at the inception of Amazon.com.

Amazon’s Bezos to give $33M for 1,000 Dreamer scholarships

In your face, Trump. 🙂