Virtuous Circle: Fireside Chat with Jeff Wilke of Amazon




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Published on Jan 5, 2017

Amazon Worldwide Consumer CEO Jeff Wilke sits down with Internet Association President & CEO Michael Beckerman to talk about running Amazon's consumer business at the Internet Association's Virtuous Circle Conference.

0:34 - Parental Leave
1:20 - The Virtuous Cycle
3:50 - Transition from desktop to mobile for purchases
7:40 - Disrupting the middleman
8:54 - Embracing failure
11:24 - An example of a success that Amazon thought would be a failure
12:53 - A brief history of Amazon as told through Wilke's experience
15:36 - The growth of the fashion business for Amazon
18:04 - Small seller access to a global market
19:09 - Amazon's jobs footprint
20:40 - Recruiting at Amazon
22:55 - Leadership principles
23:48 - City Campus in Seattle
25:18 - Shipping partnerships
28:50 - Drones!
29:55 - Driverless cars and trucks
30:34 - Thinking about the environment as it relates to packaging
35:10 - Differences between city and rural purchasing habits
36:06 - AI thoughts and how it relates to Amazon
37:34 - Alexa
39:54 - Internet of Things integration into Amazon purchases


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