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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos: What people who are right a lot do differently
When asked what trait signified someone who was "wrong a lot" of the time, Fried says Bezos' answer was "the tendency to be obsessed with details that only support one point of view. If someone can't climb out of the details, and see the bigger picture from multiple angles, they're often wrong most of the time."
12 days ago by dpb
How the Saudis made Jeff Bezos public enemy No. 1 • Daily Beast
Iyad El-Baghdadi:
<p>• Oct. 2 2018: Jamal Khashoggi is last seen entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Soon, The Washington Post raises the alarm and demands answers from the Saudi government.

• Oct. 7: Turkey asserts that Khashoggi has been killed inside the Saudi consulate. The Washington Post escalates its relentless coverage, demanding justice for Jamal.

• Oct. 15: A hashtag linking Jeff Bezos to The Washington Post’s reporting appears on Saudi social media: “Boycott Amazon.” The first tweet with the hashtag proclaims: “To the people of the Great Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: The leftist Jeff Bezos is the owner of The Washington Post, the newspaper of evil and betrayal … we have to defend our country and boycott Amazon.”

• Nov. 2: The Washington Post publishes an op-ed by Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, whom the Saudi government accuses of “politicizing” Khashoggi’s murder.

• Nov. 3: A spike in anti-Bezos tweets begins in Saudi social media showing clear signs of government manipulation. In addition to “Boycott Amazon,” two additional hashtags are launched, one calling for the boycott of, an Amazon-owned Middle Eastern e-commerce company. The initial tweet reads: “We as Saudis will never accept to be attacked by The Washington Post in the morning, only to buy products from Amazon and by night! Strange that all three companies are owned by the same Jew [sic] who attacks us by day, and sells us products by night!”

• Nov. 4: Several news outlets notice the calls to boycott Amazon on Saudi social media–and at least one points to <a href="">clear signs of manipulation</a>…

…• Jan. 7, 2019: AMI’s Dylan Howard finally sends a message advising Bezos that they have the story and will publish within three days

• Jan. 9: AMI announces that they have “successfully completed the refinancing of all outstanding debt.” Although the company was emphatic that no foreign investors were directly involved, AMI refused to name their white knights. They have not ruled out that the Saudis may have invested indirectly, as you’ll see below.

• Jan. 10: The National Enquirer publishes a special-edition mid-week issue, an unprecedented 12-page story about Bezos’ affair. Although Bezos is known to most Americans as the world’s richest man and the founder of Amazon, on the magazine cover, beneath the photo of Bezos are the words, “The Owner of The Washington Post”—the same way the Saudi Twitter campaigns had been describing him for months.</p>
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