ICYMI, there was a decent profile in today’s Washington Post of Jeff Bezos and his recent acquisition of the newspaper. In the piece, Mr. Bezos says:

“We’ve had three big ideas at Amazon that we’ve stuck with for 18 years, and they’re the reason we’re successful: Put the customer first. Invent. And be patient,” he said. “If you replace ‘customer’ with ‘reader,’ that approach, that point of view, can be successful at The Post, too.”

My two ideas for Mr. Bezos’ ‘golden era’ would be to 1) open up the Post’s web 2.0 capabilities. If you offer up the newspaper’s content to say blogs in an innovative way, that will help drive readership. 2) I like the Express newspaper a lot. Instead of distributing it during morning rush hour, why not distribute it in the evening rush hour with ‘fresh’ news from the morning and early afternoon? Right now, it’s pretty much a regurgitation of what is in the morning paper. I used to LOVE the Washington Star when it was delivered in the evening.

That’s my two cents Mr. Bezos.