Amazon.com, Inc. is an American electronic commerce company with headquarters in Seattle, Washington. It is the largest Internet-based retailer in the United States. Amazon.com started as an online bookstore, but soon diversified, selling other products. The company also produces consumer electronics; notably the Kindle e-book readers, Fire tablets, Fire TV and Fire Phone — and is a major provider of cloud computing services and video and music services.
"A tornado hit our farm and so it tore down all of our barns and kind of destroyed the family living. So that summer and fall spent kind of rebuilding the farm and everything... that was a good learning experience.
"We started from zero and had to define and start building a bunch of products, and then hire a bunch of people. It felt like for a year or two, we were just interviewing people during the day and then writing and reviewing documents all night"