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  • 1. Jeff Bezos and Amazon.com Emilee Finkelstein
  • 2. JEFF BEZOS http://blogs.seattleweekly.com/dailyweekly/amazon%20jeff%20bezos.jpg
  • 3. Amazon.Com http://news.cnet.com/i/bto/20080415/amazon2_540x315.gif
  • 4. History • The dot-com bubble in the early 1990s saw the rise of the internet and internet businesses. • In 1994, Jeff Bezos began amazon.com, an online book seller, which he hoped some day would be able to compete with brick-and-mortar bookstores by offering more than the conventional 200,000 titles.
  • 5. Jeff Bezos founded Amazon.com in 1994 after making a cross country drive from New York to Seattle, writing up the Amazon business plan on the way and setting up the original company in his garage.
  • 6. Amazon’s Business Plan Amazon.com’s business plan was considered unusual for an internet company; their philosophy was not to expect a profit for four or five years. And, while other internet companies grew at a rapid speed and crashed after a few years, because of Amazon’s slow and steady growth, they were able to weather the boom-and-bust cycle of internet businesses.
  • 7. The Growth of Amazon • After the first four years of making no money, Amazon.com began to expand. • They began to sell products other than books, such as music, electronics and household goods. • Amazon also incorporated features that allowed people to open small stores on the website, which expanded their product base exponentially.
  • 8. Amazon.com Today • Today, Amazon.com continues to thrive. With the introduction of the Kindle, Amazon’s profits surged a shocking 69% in 2009, making it one of the only companies to survive the economic crisis (fairly) unscathed.