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Jun 23, 2018

Seattle Music and Arts Pioneer

Interview starts at 9:38 and ends at 44:45

“There it was, the [Seattle] head tax. ‘We’re going to do it, this is what we’re going to do. It’s going to address homelessness. We’ll collect the money--we don’t know how we’re going to spend it yet, but we’re going to...

Jun 15, 2018

New Owner of Digital Book World

Interview starts at 12:01 and ends at 43:50

“Everything with books orbits  discoverability. That’s the billion-dollar problem. That’s the problem that Apple has never figured out yet. That’s the problem that Amazon has sort of figured out.”


Target dazzles me with service

Jun 9, 2018

Author of “The List” in Amazon’s The Real Thing Collection

Interview starts at 13:23 and ends at 39:21

“I think we look at the Big Five publishers as being kind of set in their ways and really traditional, but I actually think that everyone is looking to try new things. I think everyone is realizing that just...

Jun 2, 2018

Senior Editor, The Information

Interview starts at 11:36 and ends at 43:50

“[Amazon’s HQ2 decision] will be before the end of the year, unless something radical changes. I don’t think it’s imminent. It’s probably--I’m guessing here--but it’s probably months away. I would guess like towards the end of the...

May 26, 2018

Author of the Frank Adversego Thriller Series

Interview starts at 11:14 and ends at 35:51

“Alexa’s pretty primitive. I think it’s very concerning from a cybersecurity point of view, because people have already learned how to spoof Alexa. Just a few days ago they came up with the equivalent of a dog...