Sunday, December 02, 2012

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Amazon's Jeff Bezos: Business Person of 2012 @ Fortune

Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon was named "Business Person of 2012" by Fortune Magazine.
Here is a insightful article about him and his way of doing "long-term", "customer-centered" business.

Amazon's Jeff Bezos: The ultimate disrupter - Fortune Management

Bezos likes to read. No PowerPoint.

...before senior management discussion begins, members of the team, including Bezos, read silently six-page printed memos in total silence for as long as 30 minutes.

Largest salary in Amazon: $165,000. CEO salary: $82,000. The compensation is mostly based on "restricted stock", so incentive for everybody is to keep stock valuable on the long run.

"You go to Amazon because there's something big going on"

Monad Manifesto - the Origin of Windows PowerShell

Monad Manifesto – the Origin of Windows PowerShell - Windows PowerShell Blog - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

Monad Manifesto which articulated the long term vision and started the development effort which became PowerShell. Many of the elements described in this document have been delivered and those that have not provide a good roadmap for the future.

Jeffrey Snover, a creator of PowerShell, wrote the Monad Manifesto

( in 2002. Monad was the code name for PowerShell.

Since then, PowerShell was first released in 2006,
updated to v2 in 2009 and included in Windows 7 and 2008 R2,
and v3 is released in 2012 and included in Windows 8 and 2012,
with more than 2,300 cmdlets ("tools" that are also reusable units of functionality)

Windows PowerShell Survival Guide