“When a kidney stone dropped into Jeff Bezos’s ureter while he was touring the Galapagos Islands by boat on New Year’s Day, his discomfort triggered an emergency airlift from the bay where he was cruising to the airport where his private plane was waiting to whisk him out of there,” Roger Kay reports for Forbes.
“Kidney stones are no fun. Their characterization as painful on the order of childbirth for men is accurate. I know. I’ve had two, 23 years apart,” Kay reports. “But they’re usually not life threatening.”
“Nonetheless, Bezos’s health scare reminded traders on Wall Street that they didn’t know much about what a post-Bezos Amazon.com would look like. The company has never said anything about its succession plan,” Kay reports. “But looking more closely at the company, it has in place a strong management team (with 11 senior vice presidents), a solid board (with senior representatives from Madrona Venture Group, Kleiner Perkins, Electronic Arts, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation), a clear culture, and a number of potential candidates for the top spot.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Déjà vu.
Would that Steve had only a kidney stone. Fate twists none crueler.