Lots of interesting stuff last week. So far, it’s been a busy Q4. Here we go:
On Friday the markets cheered the jobs report. OK fine… so help me understand these fun stats:
1. Alexa Answer: 10,000.
Last week I asked Alexa how many jobs would be cut in the smart speaker / devices group. The answer is 10,000. There’s a “PS” to the story as Amazon also announced a freeze on “new incremental” hiring. All of this means Amazon will need fewer HR folks after the layoffs. So, when HR is done laying off the 10,000, HR will lay off people in HR. This may be harsh, isn’t that kinda, sorta like a murder – suicide?