Amazon

Apr
17
Super Cities №193 — How To Scale A Giant

Super Cities №193 — How To Scale A Giant

You see, to Amazon HR, current and future employees are not teammates. They are customers.
1 min read
Jan
25
Super Cities №168 — Small Cities, Big Moves

Super Cities №168 — Small Cities, Big Moves

Modern cities need anchors — executives, investors, companies — of innovation. City-company matching tends to happen according to size and scale.
1 min read
Nov
19
Super Cities №154 —  Amazon’s Coming to Town

Super Cities №154 —  Amazon’s Coming to Town

To succeed in NYC, you have to be part of NYC.
2 min read
Oct
30
Super Cities №137 — Why Time is Transformational

Super Cities №137 — Why Time is Transformational

Twenty years into what is now a trillion dollar company, Amazon still considers it “Day 1” of its journey.
1 min read
Jul
30
Super Cities №117 - A Signal Through All The Noise

Super Cities №117 - A Signal Through All The Noise

There is one way to beat the market consistently: deliver real, ever-growing value to your customer (or “user”). It’s that simple.
1 min read
May
04
Super Cities №87 — The Mighty Incumbent’s Second Wind

Super Cities №87 — The Mighty Incumbent’s Second Wind

Across the board, Amazon is a singularly dominant company.
1 min read
Jan
22
Super Cities №47 — Amazon, the City Company

Super Cities №47 — Amazon, the City Company

From food delivery via drone to last-mile logistics, Amazon may very well impact city living more than any other major company.
1 min read
Nov
29
Super Cities №26 — The Monopoly in Plain Sight

Super Cities №26 — The Monopoly in Plain Sight

AWS — a vertical Amazon developed to handle internal surge demand on computing power — quarterly revenue last quarter was $4.5 billion.
1 min read
Nov
21
Super Cities №21 — The Apex Predator

Super Cities №21 — The Apex Predator

With Amazon as the Apex Predator, holiday e-commerce for big-box retailers is an increasingly nasty place.
1 min read
Nov
09
Super Cities №12 — Amazon, Foursquare, and the Flywheel Effect

Super Cities №12 — Amazon, Foursquare, and the Flywheel Effect

The best technology-powered businesses have different forms of value, but this *value architecture* should reinforce itself.
2 min read