Of all the world´s tech billionaires, none have been lauded for their leadership as much as Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos. His style and vision has been a constant example of effective business leadership. Most notably, he has completely changed the way we purchase consumer goods and transformed consumer culture. Jeff Bezos was born Jeff Jorgensen in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1964 to a teenage mother. His father left when he was a toddler and his mother remarried to Cuban immigrant Miguel Bezos, who would later legally adopt young Jeff. His biological father didn´t even know his son was one of the wealthiest people in the world until a reporter found him in 1999. The family eventually ended up in Miami where Jeff graduated valedictorian of his high school. He actually started his first company while in high school, an educational summer camp for teenagers called the Dream Institute. He still had to take ´´normal´´ jobs for high school kids, his first at McDonalds. He took a big interest in space travel, articulating a grand vision of space colonies orbiting Earth in the near future. Jeff called himself a ´´garage inventor,´´ often tinkering with simple household items and inventing things out of them, such as alarms and a solar microwave. Bezos attended Princeton University after high school, where he graduated near the top of his class with degrees in both electrical engineering and computer science. He surprisingly ended up on Wall Street in a few different firms, working in various capacities related to networking infrastructure. He finally ended up in the investment fund D.E. Shaw, climbing his way up to the position of vice president in 1990. At 36, he was the youngest vice president in the history of the firm. He met his wife MacKenzie while working there. During his time at D.E. Shaw, Bezos envisioned a relatively new concept of a mail-order busine 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kelly Rhodes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/061099/bk_acx0_061099_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The inside story of the new race to conquer space, as Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos spend billions of their own money to explore the final frontier For the larger-than-life personalities now staking their fortunes on the development of rocket ships, the new race to explore space could be a dead end, a lucrative opportunity - or the key to humanity´s salvation. Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos take center stage in this fast-paced narrative as they attempt to disrupt the space economy, feed their own egos, and maybe even save the world. We also meet a supporting cast of equally fascinating entrepreneurs, from the irrepressible British mogul Richard Branson to satellite Internet visionary Greg Wyler. All are united in the profound conviction that commercial space transportation will transform our world for the better. Tim Fernholz´s fly-on-the-wall reporting captures an industry in the midst of disruption, as NASA seeks to preserve its ambitious space exploration program, traditional aerospace firms like Boeing and Lockheed Martin scramble to adapt to new competitors, lobbyists tussle over public funds, and lawmakers try to prevent this new space race from sparking global conflict. With privileged access to top executives at SpaceX, including Musk himself, as well as at Blue Origin, NASA, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Orbital ATK, and Virgin Galactic, Fernholz spins this high-stakes marathon into a riveting tale of rivalry and survival. Cover design by Brian Moore. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Erin Moon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/032155/bk_adbl_032155_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A look at the top 300 most powerful players in world capitalism, who are at the controls of our economic future. Who holds the purse strings to the majority of the world´s wealth? There is a new global elite at the controls of our economic future, and here former Project Censored director and media monitoring sociologist Peter Phillips unveils for the general reader just who these players are. The book includes such power players as Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Jamie Dimon, and Warren Buffett. As the number of men with as much wealth as half the world fell from sixty-two to just eight between January 2016 and January 2017, according to Oxfam International, fewer than 200 super-connected asset managers at only 17 asset management firms-each with well over a trillion dollars in assets under management-now represent the financial core of the world´s transnational capitalist class. Members of the global power elite are the management-the facilitators-of world capitalism, the firewall protecting the capital investment, growth, and debt collection that keeps the status quo from changing. Each chapter in Giants identifies by name the members of this international club of multi-millionaires, their 17 global financial companies-and including NGOs such as the Group of Thirty and the Trilateral Commission-and their transnational military protectors, so the reader, for the first time anywhere, can identify who constitutes this network of influence, where the wealth is concentrated, how it suppresses social movements, and how it can be redistributed for maximum systemic change.
Hören Sie in diesem Audiomagazin alle Beiträge zum Schwerpunktthema ´´Digitalisierung´´: Ein Blatt wendet sich: Jeff Bezos, der Gründer und Präsident von Amazon, hat die Washington Post gekauft. Nun setzt die Zeitung auf dieselbe Strategie, die einst Amazon groß machte. Kann das funktionieren? Nach Antworten sucht Lars Jensen in seinem Beitrag ´´Ein Blatt wendet sich´´. Der Golem und du: Kaum jemand zweifelt noch an der totalen Digitalisierung - nun auch des Denkens, was Künstliche Intelligenz genannt wird. So wird aus einer Technik eine Ideologie: der Digitalismus. Wolf Lotter plädiert für eine nüchterne Betrachtung der Tatsachen. Die Lust an der Innovation ist eine Art Wahnsinn: ´´Die Lust an der Innovation ist eine Art Wahnsinn´´, sagt der Zukunftsforscher Paul Saffo. Saffo gilt als einer der prominentesten Deuter des Silicon Valley. Im Gespräch mit Steffan Heuer erklärt er, was die Helden der Digitalisierung bewegt und wohin ihre Reise führt. Alles schon mal da gewesen: Der Blick zurück kann hilfreich sein. So weist Andreas Rödder auf erstaunliche Parallelen zwischen dem heutigen technischen Wandel und dem des 19. Jahrhunderts hin. Peter Laudenbach traf den Historiker zum Interview. Wirtschaftswunderlandes: Das winzige Israel ist ein Paradies für Hightech-Firmen. Das liegt an einer einzigartigen Zusammenarbeit von Unternehmern, Forschern, Beamten und Militärs. Die Geschichte des ´´Wirtschaftswunderlandes´´ erzählt Mareike Enghusen. Der Köder: Ein billiger Minicomputer namens Rasperry Pi - was klingt wie das englische Wort für Himbeerkuchen - soll Kindern Appetit aufs Programmieren machen. Wie ´´Der Köder´´ funktioniert, weiß Johannes Böhme. Plädoyer für Print: Wenn die frühen Opfer der Digitalisierung aufgezählt werden, sind Zeitungen und Zeitschriften meistens d 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Michael Bideller, Nina Schürmann, Petra Simon, Oliver Nobis, Anja Mentzendorff. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brnd/160701/bk_brnd_160701_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.