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Amazon: Don't Blame Us For The Revolution On The High Street

Posted at 8:29AM Saturday 13 Oct 2012

When Jeff Bezos sat down in 1994 to write the business plan for a new website called Amazon.com, he estimated it would take the online bookseller a decade to reach a turnover of $100m. In fact it took, as he puts it "a couple of years". Although the former hedge fund manager started his own business because he saw the disruptive power of the internet, the man now hailed as Silicon Valley's greatest visionary "had it down as books only, US only".

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