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The Day I *Almost* Rage-Quit Amazon

A candid look at Amazon’s direct communication style

Are there days you felt like this???

My first exposure to the “Blunt Amazon Leader”

The ill-fated meeting with X

Moving Amazon to AWS

And we made it to The Chop

The backstory of a monster with many heads: for the amazonians reading this, this is what spawned Builder Tools’s Hydra. Here’s yours truly at a conference to announce our new product with a papier-mâché Hydra prop!



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Carlos Arguelles

Hi! I'm a Senior Staff Engineer at Google. Prior to Google, I was a Principal Engineer at Amazon for 11 yrs, and before that, I spent 11 years at Microsoft.