Amazon Essays

Brazil’s Amazon

In Amazon Basin countries highway development is akin to economic development. With the extensive highway development comes human and environmental hazards. In an article about the Transoceanica highway project between Brazil and Peru Tina Butler (2005) stated that ” Roadways alter patterns of human settlement, accelerate the destruction of natural habitat and aid in the transmittal of disease. ” Despite the concerns of environmentalists governments, citizens, and agricultural producers in both countries view the development as positive. Pros and Cons…

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Amazon.com Case Study

1-2 Amazon Discussion Questions 1. On a scale of “1” (Very Poor) to “5” (Excellent), how would you rate Jeff Bezos as an entrepreneur? How would you rate him as an operating manager? Support your rating from case specifics. I would rate Jeff Bezos 10 as an entrepreneur, and 7 as an operating manager. On one hand, he identified book retailing as an industry segment that could exploit the power of emerging Internet technologies and found the Amazon.com, which enjoyed…

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Amazon Books and Writers

Miss Furr and Miss Keene has a reputation of being one of Gertrude Stein’s more controversial works. Originally published in 1922, the story tells of the lives of two women who live together. The story is written with a limited lexicon and contains the word “gay” which appears over a hundred times. It is purported to be one of the first coming out stories published, and through its reprinting in Vanity Fair in 1923, the underground meaning of “gay” became…

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Yahoo and Amazon_ Building a Competitive Advantage

Amazon and Yahoo are both internet based business that are customer service driven. The two companies were started based on an idea to make internet use easier by helping users find what they are looking for. Amazon started with helping users find books and Yahoo started with the purpose of helping users find information through assisting them to find websites easier. Jeff Bezos started Amazon out of his garage after growing weary of working for Wall Street in 1995. Bezos…

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Amazon Business Practices

Abstract This paper provides strategic research for Amazon.com, starting with the vision and mission statements and an external assessment of the competitive forces using the Porter Five Forces model. Also included in this research is an evaluation of the intensive strategies used by Amazon in the areas of market penetration, market and product development. Additionally, a SWOT Analysis is provided with the recommended five-year corporate strategy. Strategic Research Project for Amazon.com Amazon. com, an internet merchandise selling giant founded by…

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On the Competition Between an Online Bookstore and a Physical Bookstore

Most of you have no doubt been made aware of Amazon’s latest thuggish, brutal – and brilliant – idea to squeeze out its competition. Utilizing their Price Check smart phone app, a customer would get a 5% discount on a product that they initially scanned in a retail store before subsequently purchasing it on Amazon. Nefarious, right? But also quite savvy. Amazon is no stranger to taking advantage of its massive size and its low overheads to crush its competition….

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Web Definition

John Gray defines globalization as the intensification of worldwide social relations which link distant realities in such a way that local happenings are shaped by events occurring miles away and vice versa. ” (Gray, John: p57). The web definition of globalization is the development of extensive worldwide patterns of economic relationships between nations. In other words, globalization is an overall expansion of international economic activity such international trade, international investment, international migration and transfer and exchange of technology among different…

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Competitive Analyze Amazon Vs. Barnes and Noble

The vision is still to offer “Earth’s biggest selection and to be Earth’s most customer-centric company. Consider how these core marketing messages summarising the Amazon online value proposition are communicated both on-site and through offline communications. Of course, achieving customer loyalty and repeat purchases has been key to Amazon’s success. Many dot-coms failed because they succeeded in achieving awareness, but not loyalty. Amazon achieved both. In their SEC filing they stress how they seek to achieve this. They say: “We…

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Global Citizenship

With the developed information technology, the world has become smaller and smaller as a whole. However, a gap between poor and rich is growing in the last decades (Eikenberry, 2006, p. 587). The philanthropy, which means voluntary contribution to welfare, also has received more attention in the mainstream media. Philanthropy from a few privileged people in richer countries can make a difference to the poorer people and countries. Just as Margaret Mead (cited in Leder, 2005, p. 1) said “Never…

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Ilya Repin’s Volga Boatmen

“Painting is a branch of the visual arts, in which color is applied to various surfaces to create a representational or abstract picture or design” (Vishny, 2003). A painting can represent an artist’s ideas or reflect the condition of a society. Some of the great masterpieces in art history include Peter Rubens’ The Battle of the Amazons, Frederic Church’s Heart of the Andes and Ilya Repin’s Volga boatmen. “The Battle of the Amazons” was painted by Peter Rubens during the…

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System Evaluation

Netflix is an internet TV company that produces the highest quality TV shows and movies for it’s viewers. Given that it contains hundreds and even thousands of movies and TV shows on it’s server, how does it remain to be one of the fastest? Netflix is using a cloud based system that has drastically changed it’s organization over the years. Netflix is by far one of the biggest cloud based services in the IT field. In the past, Netflix has…

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Amazon Analysis

1. Introduction Amazon is the world’s largest e-commerce company. It was founded by Jeff Bezos in 1994 (Amazon, n.d.) and the website went online on July 16, 1995 (Webley, 2010). Amazon has its headquarter in Seattle, Washington and several offices on all continents. (Amazon, n.d.) At the beginning Amazon sold only books and after a period of development they expanded into a wider range of products such as multimedia products, household items, toys, clothing, jewellery, sporting goods and grocery (Amazon,…

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Environmental Examples

The lamentable condition of the Amazon River is featured in the You Tube video “The Amazon Dries Up”. It shows major portions of the river drying up with boats stranded, fish dying because of lack of oxygen, and people traveling far in search of clean water to drink. Going through this video brought up feelings of sadness and anxiety at the same time because of the deplorable status of the environment in the area, and the apparent hopelessness of the…

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