Henry Blodget says Jeff Bezos gave him key leadership advice as an early Business Insider investor

Henry Blodget says Jeff Bezos gave him key leadership advice as an early Business Insider investor
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Insider Inc. CEO Henry Blodget told CNBC on Wednesday that Jeff Bezos offered an invaluable piece of advice when the Amazon founder invested in his upstart media company.

Bezos, who will step down as Amazon CEO later this year, led a $5 million investment round in Blodget’s company back in 2013. It was about six years old at the time and known as Business Insider. In an interview on “Squawk Box,” Blodget recalled a discussion he had with Bezos about how he should allocate his time between management and editorial.

“I had been writing all the time. I was being an editor, and one of the things I asked him right after he invested was, ‘Listen, should I keep writing and doing TV and that kind of thing or should I stay CEO? Because the company’s gotten big enough that I really have to do one…



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