Jeff Bezos Posts A Decade-Old Magazine Article Criticizing Him, Receives Plaudits On Twitter

Deep Gautam
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The founder of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, took to the microblogging site Twitter to share American Magazine’s nearly two-decade-old stories covering him. He shared a picture of Barron’s magazine two-decades-old stories titled ‘Amazon. Bomb’ that purportedly believed the failure of Amazon.

According to the 1999 story featured in Barron’s magazine, it would be not very reasonable to call Jeff Bezos a trailblazer of online business. The story further reads, he is just another middleman, and his share price would fall exponentially. Barron’s magazine was confident that the real conquerors on the net would be the companies that sell their products directly to consumers like Sony and Dell.

Jeff Bezos wrote an emotional yet inspiring message in a post on Twitter and attached the picture of Barron’s magazine story that anticipated the failure of Amazon. Amazon’s founder has come a long way since the inception of his online shopping platform that made him sit at the top position in the list of global billionaires.

Sharing the picture of Barron’s magazine’s time-worn page, Jeff Bezos appeals to his Twitter followers to listen and be open (for suggestions and criticization ), but do not let anybody tell you who you are.” He further says this (Barron’s Magazine Story) is one of many that forecasted the failure of Amazon and described several ways how Amazon was going to fail. For throwing light on Amazon’s success, Jeff says, Amazon is one of the world’s most prosperous companies at present and has revolutionized two exclusively different industries,”

Amazon that started as an online platform for books in 1994, has expanded its business operations into numerous industries over time. It is one of the five giant companies in the United States in the information and technology discipline, including Google, Facebook, Apple, and Microsoft. Amazon is considered one of the most influential economic and cultural forces. For the detractors anticipating the failure of amazon, it will not be digestible to see the current market value of Amazon touching $1.3 trillion.

Jeff Bezos’ Twitter post has soon got popular over the microblogging platform. His tweet has received 38.4 thousand likes and many comments so far. Twitter users are in all praise for Zeff Bezos and appreciate his hard work in the comments section. Amongst them, Elon Musk’s tweet is attracting many eyes. He commented ‘a silver medal emoji’ on the post of Jeff Bezos. Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, who recently stepped down from the CEO position, are business rivals and engaged in a brutal battle for being number one.

The founder of SpaceX, Elon Musk, is famous on Twitter for his wittiness and always draws the attention of tweeter users with his tweets and replies. Both of them run Space Technology companies. Elon has had trolled Zeff Bezos in the past while toiling for obtaining work contracts with NASA.

Other than him, Reed Hastings, Netflix co-CEO, too responded to Jeff Bezos’s tweet. He retweeted the post and wrote in the caption that the more profound the doubts, the sweeter the success.

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