By Venkatesh Rao, December 14, 2011
"With Amazon though, you get the sense that you are watching a chess game unfold, in which Amazon is thinking multiple moves ahead, along several fronts. The opponents seem to fumble, rant and rave like so many headless chickens, while Amazon continues to systematically dismantle them."
"...Looking at my notes, I am most reminded of John D. Rockefeller’s rise to power with Standard Oil a century ago. Bezos is Rockefeller’s natural heir."