【“有一天,亚马逊将破产”】

有一天,亚马逊将破产】 据每日邮报报道,亚马逊老板杰夫贝佐斯警告工作人员不要自满,声称该公司不会太大而不能倒闭。在上周四在西雅图举行的全体会议上,他说:如果我们开始关注自己,而不是专注于我们的客户,那将是结束的开始。我们必须尽可能地延迟那一天。” 

'One day Amazon will go bankrupt': Jeff Bezos warns staff not to be complacent and says retail giant is 'not too big to fail'

  • Bezos was speaking at an all-hands meeting last Thursday in Seattle 
  • Told the meeting the key to survival is to 'obsess over customers'

Amazon boss Jeff Bezos has warned staff not to be complacent , claiming the firm 'is not too big to fail'

At an all-hands meeting last Thursday in Seattle, days before the firm announced the winners of its HQ2 contest, Bezos was asked about the recent failures of giant retailers like Sears.

 'Amazon is not too big to fail,' Bezos said, in a recording of the meeting CNBC said it had heard.

At an all-hands meeting last Thursday in Seattle, days before the firm announced the winners of its HQ2 contest, Bezos was asked about the recent failures of giant retailers like Sears 

'In fact, I predict one day Amazon will fail. Amazon will go bankrupt. If you look at large companies, their lifespans tend to be 30-plus years, not a hundred-plus years.'

Bezos told the meeting the key to survival is to 'obsess over customers'.

'If we start to focus on ourselves, instead of focusing on our customers, that will be the beginning of the end,' he said.

'We have to try and delay that day for as long as possible.'

However, Bezos said he had noticed one thing about firms that do last far longer.

'Most of the companies that are multi-hundred year old companies are breweries,' he said with a laugh. 'It's very interesting — I'm not sure what that says about society.'

The warning comes as Amazon prepares for a record holiday season.

Amazon is expected to capture 48 percent of all online sales in the U.S. this year, up from 43 percent in 2017, according to eMarketer.

On Tuesday Amazon announced the location of its new headquarters – one in Queens, New York, and another in Arlington, Virginia, causing outrage among many over the subsidies offered to cities in the 'beauty pageant'.

However, it is facing increased competition and is embroiled in a row with Donald Trump over taxes and use of the US Postal Service.

'I have stated my concerns with Amazon long before the Election,' President Trump recently tweeted.

'Unlike others, they pay little or no taxes to state & local governments, use our Postal System as their Delivery Boy (causing tremendous loss to the U.S.), and are putting many thousands of retailers out of business!'

Amazon is also dealing with a backlash from its own employees.

Pressure has been mounting for Amazon to cancel its contracts with ICE and law enforcement agents, which allow them to test out the facial recognition technology.

In June, hundreds of Amazon employees penned a letter addressed to Bezos, titled 'We Won't Build It,' calling on him to end Amazon's Rekognition contracts with the police.

The letter detailed concerns around how the technology would be deployed, as well as the possibility for bias, citing 'historic militarization of police, renewed targeting of Black activists, and the growth of a federal deportation force currently engaged in human rights abuses.'

Employees also urged Amazon to end its relationship with Palantir, a controversial data company.

It comes as Amazon has defended its Rekognition tech, alongside growing concerns from groups like the American Civil Liberties Union.

Facial recognition is used by many technology companies, but activists say Amazon's system could lead to dangerous surveillance powers for law enforcement

Facial recognition is used by many technology companies, but activists say Amazon's system could lead to dangerous surveillance powers for law enforcement

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