Starting this summer, Diego Piacentini will take a two-year leave from his role as the senior vice president of Amazon’s international consumer business. He will return to his native Italy and lead the Prime Minister’s digital technology office.
“After 16 years at Amazon, it’s a way for me to give back to the country in which I was born and lived for 40 years of my life,” says Piacentini, 55, who will work pro bono.
We didn’t link to the news of Amazon opening hundreds of bookshop in the attempt of conquer even the brick-and-mortar world because we wanted to see if there was actually some beef to it. Apparently there is, but much less than everybody thought.
Read through. It’s amazing, and fucked-up.