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Amazon’s Jeff Bezos: Force of Nature | Ammirati on Innovation

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Each month, “Ammirati on Innovation” episodes will look at ways that the disruptive-startup mentality is spreading beyond young entrepreneurs to big established corporations. Serial entrepreneur, venture capitalist and Carnegie Mellon B-school professor Sean Ammirati, who sits at the intersection of these high-change dynamics, provides insight.

Episode 21

The Big Themes:

  • Andy Jassy is now the CEO of Amazon: The force of nature that is Jeff Bezos is going to be executive chairman.
  • Databricks and Snowflake are going neck-and-neck: Databricks closed a billion dollars of funding at a $28 billion valuation. That makes Snowflake look cheap!
  • Oracle started the world’s greatest relational database: Oracle has spun out vertical solutions that can deliver impressive business value.
  • Building a data lake or building a data swamp: The customers want to start getting business value from it, whatever it is.

The Big Quote: “The value proposition of the C-suite is we can take that data and change how your business runs to make it better, faster, and allow you to delight customers in new ways.”

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