By Ali Laing, Next Generation Development Coordinator
In July 1994 a businessman decided to make a radical change. Whilst safe in a well laid and influential job he began to observe the Dotcom boom. Web-based businesses were springing up literally changing the way people lived their lives. He took a relatively modest business start-up loan and started Cadabra, an online bookseller. No fancy offices or distribution centre, Cadabra started operations in his parents’ garage!
Fast forward 26 years and this company has changed aspects of life for the vast majority of the world’s population. In fact, the majority of us reading this article have purchased something from it or received a gift from it, especially during the past two months of confinement. That businessman is the world’s richest man, Jeff Bezos and the company is better known now as Amazon.
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