Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, is working for a week in their distribution center in Kentucky. No photo ops or interviews. He wants to see what being an employee is like.
He apparently wants to see what it’s like to be a rank-and-file Amazon employee. More CEOs should try that once in a while.
Amazon isn’t flashy, but they get it about so many things. They have a genuinely intelligent and useful online experience. The Kindle is disruptive technology and will probably be huge. Their Amazon Web Services started by leasing out web services they weren’t using and has grown into a major business. Companies like Facebook and Second Life use it to help support their websites.
Now their CEO is spending a week working with and listening to employees in a warehouse. Good.