Amazon founder and head honcho Jeff Bezos was recently honored with the Axel Springer Award, which is given out to individuals who “demonstrate exceptional talent for innovation, create and transform markets, shape culture, and also face their social responsibility.” Sounds like a fitting award for a man that has innovated the online ecommerce space, upended traditional retail, transformed the way people shop, and is starting to dabble in the world of charitable giving.
As part of the honor, Bezos was invited to Berlin, where the company is headquartered, for a night dedicated to him, and during which he was interviewed by the company’s CEO, Mathias Döpfner. That interview was recorded and can be viewed in full (all 48-and-a-half minutes worth) right here.
During the talk, there was a really interesting 4-minute segment that touched on the recent tension between Bezos company and the Trump administration. Döpfner specifically asked Bezos to comment on the idea that Amazon was too big for its own good, that the company ought to be split up—a concept that has been floated by the White House in recent weeks.