The Gist

Quoth the Maven

Amazon honcho Jeff Bezos could use wise counsel right about now. Fortunately, his Alexa smart speaker has just that.

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On The Gist, wise words from the mouth of Jeff Bezos… by way of Amazon’s Alexa.

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