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Jul 30, 2016

Founder and CEO of Amazon.com
 
Interview starts at 12:44 and ends at 32:05
 
Only when I read a truly great novel do I feel that I have lived an alternate life that might actually teach me some lessons, so that I don’t have to learn them myself. My favorite book is Remains of the Day. When I read Remains of the Day I feel like I understand extreme life regret in a way that I hopefully will never experience in my own life—I don’t want to. You get to live somebody else’s life, and it’s very hard to get that emotional closeness, I think, from any other media type, still. So I think there is a place for great books and will continue to be, hopefully forever. 
 
My interview with Jeff Bezos on July 26, 2016 at Amazon.com in Seattle
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My interview with Jane Friedman, chairman of Open Road Media - June 24, 2016
The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
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My interview with Donald Katz, founder and CEO of Audible - October 24, 2014
Jeff Bezos on The Kindle Chronicles 4th anniversary show - July 26, 2012
 
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Next Week’s Guest
Gabriella Page-Fort, content acquisitions manager at AmazonCrossing. She will relay answers to my emailed questions from Turkish novelist Ayse Kulin, author of Love in Exile.
 
Music for my podcast is from an original Thelonius Monk composition named "Well, You Needn't." This version is "Ra-Monk" by Eval Manigat on the "Variations in Time: A Jazz Perspective" CD by Public Transit Recording" CD. 
 
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