Dear Amazon, New York doesn't want you: Negotiation Know-how

Dear Amazon, New York doesn't want you: Negotiation Know-how

In case you missed it, the Guardian headline in November 2018, told the story in just seven words.  Amazon had announced, with New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor Andrew Cuomo, they would open a major office in New York. This office would bring 25,000 jobs paying more than US$100,000. With a deal negotiated with the two decision makers, what could go wrong?

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Amazon - why kill bookstores and then open bookstores?

Amazon - why kill bookstores and then open bookstores?

Over the last five years, we have all watched Amazon dominate book sales and many retail book stores have closed unable to compete. So, when I heard Amazon were opening bookstores, I was baffled. When Amazon have destroyed bookstores, why would they start to open bookstores?

On a recent visit to New York I was curious to see just what an Amazon bookstore looked like. See for yourself:

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