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Meet Amazon.com’s First Employee

GeekWire interviews Shel Kaphan:

I remember, at one point, Jeff was all excited that we call it Relentless with the idea that we would relentlessly satisfy customer needs or something. It took a little convincing that perhaps that was not going to have the right connotations in everybody’s minds.

Is that worse than MacMan?

One of the early controversies about the company is that we were claiming that we had a million titles. Well, we did have a million titles. We didn’t have a million books, but we had a million titles in the sense that we could order them. We might find out that the publishers might take several months to get them to us.

He says the company surpassed even Bezos’ expectations of size and scope.

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