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Chewing the Sashimi with Jeff Bezos

We're still at the very beginning, says's founder in a wide-ranging interview over lunch. There's so much more to come

At the height of the dot-com revolution, founder and Chief Executive Jeffrey P. Bezos was named Time magazine's 1999 person of the year -- at about the same point his company's stock hit a split-adjusted record high of $113 a share. For Bezos and Netrepreneurs everywhere, it seemed like the sky was the limit.

Then came the Internet bust, the wave of dot-com bankruptcies, the questions about the future of cyberspace as a sales medium, and a nadir for Amazon in the aftermath of September 11, when its shares fell as low as $6.