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The continuing goal of "The Innovation Conversation" is to explore some facet of the fast-changing, technology-driven retail landscape and how it affects businesses and consumers. It is, we think, fertile territory ... and one that Tom Furphy - a former Amazon executive who led the team that developed Amazon Fresh, and currently CEO and Managing Director of Consumer Equity Partners (CEP), a venture capital and venture development firm in Seattle, WA, that works with many top retailers and manufacturers - is uniquely positioned to address.

Today, Tom and KC scrutinize a recent open letter from an analyst that picked apart Amazon's recent decisions and laid out a recommended path for the future.  In doing so, they consider the difference between strategic and financial decisions, the ways in which Amazon's focus may or may not be diffused by circumstances, and how changes in Amazon Prime could (and should) reflect a once and future value proposition.

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