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Jeff Bezos rebuts NY Times article with an open letter to employees #amazon

Aug 17 2015: In response to Sunday's New York Times article that describes Amazon as a cruel and back-stabbing environment, Jeff Bezos sent a company wide memo to employees which has been posted on GeekWire:

"...The NYT article prominently features anecdotes describing ...

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    NY Times article reveals dog eat dog culture among Amazon white collar workers

    Aug 15 2015: In an extensive article The New York Times looks at how Amazon is conducting an experiment in how far it can push white-collar workers to get them to achieve its ever-expanding ambitions. Written by Jodi Kantor and David Streitfeld the piece paints a picture of a harsh ...

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      Alan Cheuse, novelist, teacher and longtime literary commentator for NPR has died aged 75

      Aug 03 2015: Alan Cheuse, the novelist, teacher and longtime literary commentator for NPR, died on Friday from injuries sustained in a car accident in California two weeks ago. He was 75.

      "On behalf of the family, we are in deep grief at the loss of our beloved father, husband ...

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        Man Booker Longlist Announced

        Jul 29 2015: The longlist, or ‘Man Booker Dozen’, for the £50,000 Man Booker Prize is announced and includes A Brief History of Seven Killings, A Spool of Blue Thread and A Little Life, among others.

        This year’s longlist of 13 books was selected by a panel of five judges chaired...

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          BookBrowse Publishes White Paper: Book Clubs in The USA

          Jul 28 2015: Based on recent research, in-depth interviews and extensive experience, BookBrowse's just published white paper provides an intriguing and insightful look at Book Clubs.

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            Author and NPR reporter Alan Cheuse in coma after serious car accident

            Jul 22 2015: As reported by Shelf Awareness, author and NPR book reviewer Alan Cheuse remains in a coma after having been seriously injured in a car accident as he was driving from the annual conference of the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley to Santa Cruz, Calif., last week. He...

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              Go Set a Watchman sells 1.1 million copies in North America in first week

              Jul 21 2015: Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman has sold 1.1 million digital and physical copies in North America in its first week. HarperCollins says that Watchman is now the fastest-selling book in its history and has already reprinted multiple times so there are now 3.3 million ...

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                US novelist E.L. Doctorow dies at 84

                Jul 21 2015: E.L. Doctorow, critically acclaimed author of the novels Ragtime and Billy Bathgate, has died in a New York hospital of complications from lung cancer. He was 84. In a 50-year career, Doctorow published 10 novels, a stage drama, two books of short fiction and ...

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