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Watch Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Get Grilled in Rare Public Interview (Video)

Fire phone's failure, Amazon succession plans and more ...

Jason Del Rey
Jason Del Rey has been a business journalist for 15 years and has covered Amazon, Walmart, and the e-commerce industry for the last decade. He was a senior correspondent at Vox.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos rarely speaks publicly if it doesn’t involve the launch of an Amazon product. And it’s even more rare for Bezos to sit down for a long, public one-on-one interview.

He made an exception earlier this month for Henry Blodget and Business Insider, in which Bezos is an investor. In a 50-minute interview that touched on a wide range of topics, Blodget peppered Bezos with questions on the Fire phone disaster, the company’s infamous frugality and Bezos’s own succession plan.

There’s a ton of other good stuff in the interview — such as how Amazon has convinced Wall Street that quarterly profits don’t matter. Enjoy:

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