Jeff Bezos and the Wow Factor

 

Jeff Bezos and the Wow Factor

Double meeting room 403AB at the Los Angeles Convention Center was filled last Saturday—close to 1,000 people. Jeff Bezos (pronounced Bayzos), the peripatetic founder and CEO of the Amazon.com behemoth, took the stage. Wiry and balding, Bezos wore jeans, an open collar shirt and jacket. He produced one of his small, incredibly thin and lightweight book-storage and reading machines—the Kindle—and started reading: Throughout American history, presidential ministrations have undergone tumultuous periods of war and scandal. I happened to become White House press secretary at a time when the administration of George W. Bush was going through both, and they were intimately related to each