Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and the Breakfast Octopus

D Magazine have a great profile/interview with Matt Rutledge. He’s the guy that founded woot.com and sold it to Amazon several years ago.

The piece is well worth a moment’s reading. But one bit really leapt out. Rutledge is having breakfast with Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO. He asks Bezos why he bought woot.com. Bear in mind that Rutledge has flown from Dallas to Seattle just to meet Bezos post aquisition.

Bezos says: “You’re the octopus that I’m having for breakfast. When I look at the menu, you’re the thing I don’t understand, the thing I’ve never had. I must have the breakfast octopus.”

Yup. Weird ehh.