Jeff Bezos, the entrepreneurial genius behind the rise of Amazon (AMZN), is obviously a restless titan. One year ago this week, he announced his plan to acquire The Washington Post from the Graham dynasty. He has done well so far, spending money, keeping a low profile and apparently keeping his nose out of the Post’s newsroom.
If Bezos succeeds in turning the Post into a model of efficiency, he will have accomplished a Herculean feat. We should all be rooting for him. This is my take, based on what I wrote in MarketWatch.com: