The future CEO of Amazon’s affection for the New York Giants may have sunk Philadelphia’s odds of being picked for the organization’s “HQ2,” as per another book.
Philadelphia was among the tech goliath’s best three finalists for its $5 billion project in June 2018 when Andy Jassy — the current head of Amazon Web Services who will supplant Jeff Bezos as CEO not long from now — destroyed the City of Brotherly Love in an internal meeting, journalist Brad Stone wrote in the new book “Amazon Unbound.”
“Andy Jassy, as per one individual’s memory, believed that he despised the city, which was a severe adversary of his number one football crew, the New York Giants, and recommended that he and his employees could never need to live there,” Stone composed.
Jassy appeared to be kidding, as per the book, however Amazon wiped out Philadelphia from its waitlist before long.
In November 2018, Amazon said it would divide its new central command between Long Island City, Queens and Arlington, Virginia. Amazon later murdered designs for its New York area in the midst of fights and resistance from left-wing officials including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Jassy’s absence of caring affection for Philadelphia purportedly incensed employees who had suggested the city subsequent to going through months assessing factors like typical cost for basic items, traffic and nearby governance.
“A few individuals from the HQ2 group, falling off a very long time of itemized, quantitative work, later communicated irritation that the interaction was currently presented to the self-assertive personal preferences of senior leaders,” Stone composed.
However Jassy’s adoration for the Giants runs profound.
“I experienced childhood in New York and my Dad, who’s actually a sports freak, had season passes to the Rangers and Giants, so I went to those games routinely as a kid,” he told a Journal in 2009. “I have a lot of held all my New York sports devotions.”