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Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos kept this one word over and over in their divorce statements, and the implications are truly remarkable



Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos announced the terms of their divorce by two posts on Twitter Thursday. One of the most conspicuous things is that both have used the same word over and over again.

First, let's talk about the tone of the statements and about the fact that they reached this resolution very quickly, when they could have made a serious impression. Cloud hangs over the Amazon.

No divorce is easy. But between the limelight, the tabloids – and of course the fact that Jeff Bezos of course runs Amazon and MacKenzie Bezos – he played a major role in his early development ̵

1; threatening to be a mess.

A 25/75 split

You may recall that one month after the couple announced their divorce plan, Jeff Bezos wrote his first-ever middle post and the National Enquirer "Extortion extortion "accused. 19659002] Now we hear allegations that Saudis hacked his smartphone. It is notable now that Jeff and MacKenzie seem to have resolved their differences quickly.

In short, she retains 25 percent of her Amazon holdings, which amounts to around $ 35 billion, making her the world's fourth richest woman.

He retains the other 75% as well as The Washington Post and Blue Origin and retains control of MacKenzie's 25%.

93 words (and 2 "thankful")

I repeated Jeff and MacKenzie's statements to take a closer look at the structure. Then I realized that they are exactly the same length: 93 words each and posted at the same time: 13:04. Easter.

And both always use the same words. Let's start with "thankful," who used both twice.

  • Mackenzie: "I am thankful that I have resolved my marriage with Jeff with support, I am grateful for the past and looking forward to what comes next."
  • Jeff: "I am so grateful to all my friends and family … especially MacKenzie, I am grateful for their support and for their kindness in this process …"

We all have so many times Gratitude is the key to happiness, and so it is a striking picture when talking about such a difficult situation.

Who does not want to highlight the positive after more than 25 years of marriage and four children?

They both used the same sentence to describe their future relationship: "Parents and friends," MacKenzie called it; Jeff reversed the order and said, "friends and co-parents."

The Medium Lets It Look Less Impersonal

Both Jeff and MacKenzie are great writers. Jeff's annual Amazon letters are analyzed by thousands. MacKenzie has written a few well-preserved novels.

I am almost surprised to conclude that the wording of the statements (perhaps even the appropriate lengths) was part of their agreement. That makes sense; It's just that the publication on Twitter makes everything seem impersonal.

By way of comparison, I've looked into what happened in the last decade after GE's former chairman, Jack Welch, and his second wife, Jane Beasley, settled their divorced divorce.

"In a concise one-sentence statement" The New York Times reported at the time: "They said they had settled their disputes and been divorced."

I think we all probably prefer Jeff and MacKenzie to handle it.

I still read the following:

Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos announced the divorce conditions over two posts on Twitter on Thursday. One of the most obvious things is that both have used the same word over and over again.

This word: "grateful"

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First, let's talk about the tone of the statements, and the fact that they have reached this solution very quickly, as they have a serious Cloud could have hung over Amazon.

No divorce is easy. But between the limelight, the tabloids - and of course the fact that Jeff Bezos runs Amazon and MacKenzie Bezos, of course - he played a major role in his early development - threatening to become a real mess.

A split of 25/75

You may remember that one month after the couple announced their divorce plan, Jeff Bezos wrote his first media post and [[Envirer [Enquirer] accused. of "blackmail and blackmail."

Now we hear the claims that Saudis hacked his smartphone. It is notable now that Jeff and MacKenzie seem to have resolved their differences seemingly fast. 19459003

In short, she retains 25 percent of her Amazon holdings, which will be around $ 35 billion, the world's fourth richest woman.

He retains the other 75 percent, plus the Washington Post and Blue Origin, and retains electoral control over MacKenzies 25 percent.

93 Words (and 2 Gratefuls)

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I rewrote both Jeff's and MacKenzie's remarks to take a closer look at the structure. Then I realized that they are exactly the same length: 93 words each, and posted at the same time: 13:04. Easter.

And they always use the same words. Let's start with "thankful," which they used twice each.

  • Mackenzie: "Thankful that I have dissolved my marriage to Jeff with support ... thankful for I look forward to what's coming next."
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  • Jeff: "I'm so thankful to all my friends and family ... MacKenzie especially, I'm grateful for their support and for their kindness in this process ..."

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- MacKenzie Bezos (@mackenziebezos) April 4, 2019 [19659030]

We've all heard so many times that gratitude is the key to happiness, so talking about such a difficult situation is a striking picture.

Who would not want to accentuate the positive after more than 25 years of marriage and four years dren?

Both used the same sentence to describe their future relationship: "Parents and friends," MacKenzie called it; Jeff reversed the order and said, "friends and co-parents."

The medium makes it seem less impersonal

Both Jeff and MacKenzie are great writers. Jeff's annual Amazon letters are analyzed by thousands; MacKenzie has written a few well-preserved novels.

I am almost surprised to conclude that the wording of the statements (perhaps even the appropriate length) was part of their agreement. That makes sense; Only if they are first published on Twitter, it all seems less impersonal.

For comparison, I've looked into what happened in the last decade, according to GE's former chairman, Jack Welch, and his second wife, Jane Beasley, has settled her overly severe divorce. 19459003

"In a terse one-sentence statement" The New York Times reported at that time, "They said they have settled their differences and have been divorced."

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I think we all probably prefer the way Jeff and MacKenzie handled it.

Here's what else I read: [19659034]

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  • Chinese counterfeiters sell kids & products to Amazon, and they do not abide by strict US safety regulations. 19459015 Ideo boss Tim Brown, who has helped make design thinking more popular, resigns.
  • President Trump wants to appoint former presidential candidate Herman Cain for the Federal Reserve. (Cain is best known as the former CEO of Godfather's Pizza, but he was also the former chairman of the Kansas City Fed.)

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  • Google polled 5,600 employees for remote work. Here they have learned what they have learned. 19459014 Mark Zuckerberg says he is confident. But it can not be guaranteed that disinformation in the 2020 elections will not be like on Facebook in 2016.
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  • Speaking of Facebook: A report states that children brides are sold on the platform in Africa. (A truly dreadful story.)
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  • Notre Dame Women's Coach's Women's Basketball Team says she has hired men.

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