Description: When Amazon hired the novelist Ed Park as a senior editor in its New York publishing office in 2011, it seemed an unlikely match. Mr. Park — a member of New York’s literary elite who had worked for the Poetry Foundation, co-founded a literary magazine and edited The Village Voice’s literary supplement — seemed ill suited to Amazon’s algorithm-driven business.
Date: Nov 07, 2014
Questions for Discussions:
- What sort of leader does Amazon need?
- Would a team approach to management make more sense?
- Was Park a good choice at the time?