Amazon & Google Strategies

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos

From the beginning, Bezos sought to increase market share as quickly as possible, at the expense of profits. When he disclosed his intention to go from being "Earth’s biggest bookstore" to "Earth’s biggest anything store," skeptics thought Amazon was growing too big too fast, but a few analysts called it "one of the smartest strategies in business history."

http://www.achievement.org/autodoc/page/bez0bio-1

Google’s Larry Page and Sergey Brin

Google may be the only company in the world whose stated goal is to have users leave its website as quickly as possible.
From its inception, Google has focused on providing the best user experience possible. While many companies claim to put their customers first, few are able to resist the temptation to make small sacrifices to increase shareholder value. Google has steadfastly refused to make any change that does not offer a benefit to the users who come to the site: The interface is clear and simple. Pages load instantly. Placement in search results is never sold to anyone. Advertising on the site must offer relevant content and not be a distraction. By always placing the interests of the user first, Google has built the most loyal audience on the web. And that growth has come not through TV ad campaigns, but through word of mouth from one satisfied user to another.http://www.google.com/corporate/tenthings.html

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