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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?