” Vishal, a software engineer like many of his counterparts, is clueless about what to do on a long weekend. That is when Gautam, a close pal suggests a road trip to Bengaluru on his brand new bike.
Conquering NH-4 on a two-wheeler was on agenda that independence day. Footprints which were left behind, cross his path once again during the course of this journey. Reliving one’s past always manages to bring a smile along with a drop of tear.
His experiences during the course of 1000 Km traveled in 27 hrs leaves many unanswered questions, realizing which he emerges with a different outlook towards society and love of his life… Apsara. ”
Do you know why Jeff Bezos decided to sell books, and not CDs, online 22 years ago? A rediscovered 1997 video has revealed why the richest man of Earth chose books over CDs to be Amazon’s first product.
Rediscovered by analyst Brian Roemmele and shared on Twitter, the video shows a young Bezos speaking during a 1997 “Special Libraries Conference”.
“I picked books as the first best product to sell online, making a list of like 20 different products that you might be able to sell.
“Books were great as the first best because books are incredibly unusual in one respect, that is that there are more items in the book category than there are items in any other category by far.
“Music is number two, there are about 200,000 active music CDs at any given time. But in the book space there are over 3 million different books worldwide active in print at any given time across all languages, more than 1.5 million in English alone. So when you have that many items you can literally build a store online that couldn’t exist any other way,” Bezos says in the video.
The Amazon Founder and CEO who is worth $110 billion today said Amazon was able to capture people’s attention by giving them something that had real value – an online marketplace that made shopping easy.
“The June 1997 video is notable too because just a month earlier, Amazon went public for only $18 a share. As of yesterday’s close, Amazon was worth $1,778 per share,” TechRepublic reported on Wednesday.
Not just selling books online, Amazon has 526 physical retail locations globally, including 19 Amazon Books stores.
The company opened its first physical book store in Seattle’s University shopping centre in 2015.