Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos recently told employees the company needs to work with lawmakers across the political spectrum.
“You have to be able to work with people who don’t agree with you on everything,” Bezos said during an all-hands meeting in November.
The comments, which were on a recording reviewed by Business Insider, were in response to a question about Amazon’s increasing political spending and about donation’s by Amazon’s political action committee to Republican politicians including Senators Mitch McConnell and Lyndsey Graham.
Bezos noted that there are ‘certain issues that are extreme enough that they would be disqualifying,’ but he did not provide any examples.
Bezos’ comments underscore the growing importance for Amazon to work with the country’s top policymakers, as it faces a more hostile political environment, both at home and abroad.
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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos says it’s important to engage with politicians from both sides of the aisle — even if their views are at odds with Amazon’s professed values.
That was the message during last month’s internal all-hands staff meeting when an employee asked why Amazon’s political action committee, or PAC, donated to some politicians who actively oppose the company’s core values. …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Politics