On Amazon and Bezos, two myths of this generation (and of mine). Please consider that Amazon started shipping books in 1995. From Brad Stone’s new book on Bezos and Amazon:
Amazon's Business plan sent in 1995 to outside investors:
Year 2000: Sales 74M$, Profits 0 (breakeven).
Year 2000: Sales 1.6B$, Loss 1.4B$.
And it was before dot.com boom.