Tag: amazon

Funded By Seattle Real Estate Developers, Forbes Writer Attacks Amazon Critic

Upton Sinclair said, “it is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it*.” This is evident in Roger Valdez’s column in Forbes today (How Jobs and Awkward White Men Are Destroying a...

/ March 3, 2015

Amazon’s Seattle Headcount to Nearly Triple in Five Years

Shortly after ‘Amageddon’: How Amazon’s culture is taking a toll on Seattle’s future went viral over at GeekWire, Amazon dropped a bombshell. It’s building enough office space to nearly triple its Seattle headcount by 2019. If you like the current dose...

/ December 4, 2014

Amageddon: Amazon’s Driving Seattle to an Increasingly Obvious Future

GeekWire published my latest “‘Amageddon’: How Amazon’s culture is taking a toll on Seattle’s future“. It’s received nearly 10,000 Facebook actions and definitely tapped into unspoken upset in Seattle residents about the company’s growth. Here’s an excerpt: When I arrived...

/ November 19, 2014

Amazon’s Impact on Seattle Dating Resonated Widely

I had no idea that GeekWire’s coverage of You’ve Got Male: Amazon’s Growth Impacting Seattle Dating Scene would result in such widespread coverage as well as a viral spinoff. The gender ratio in Seattle and the failure of our local tech companies to hire women...

/ June 10, 2014

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos: Frequent Campaign Contributor, Infrequent Voter

Series Contents I You've Got Male II Amageddon: Seattle's Increasingly Obvious Future III How Our Success is Ruining Seattle IV Photo Gallery of Amazon's Growth V Let the Other Cities Fight Over HQ2 VI Know HQ2: Essential facts about Amazon's impacts on Seattle...

/ June 3, 2014
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You’ve got Male: Amazon’s Growth Impacting Seattle Dating Scene

Welcome: More recent pieces are How Our Success is Ruining Seattle and Peepless in Seattle: Dating, Friendship, and the Seattle Freeze. Also, summary of the media coverage from the original post. The gender imbalance in San Francisco is so bad...

/ May 12, 2014

Amazon’s Civic Apps Contest Disappears

This post was updated at 2 pm PST with Amazon response, cached contest documentation and prize amounts. Amazon has apparently “unlaunched” and postponed its $100,000+ Civic Apps Contest for AWS. Amazon AWS PR spokesperson Kerri Catallozzi wrote, “We accidentally pushed this...

/ September 20, 2013