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The Profit in Altruism

Rats_to_riches Long-time AWS developer MrRat wrote a really nice article for Revenews.

In The Profit in Altruism, MrRat recounts the story of how his Amazon Products Feed script came to be. At first he was looking to make an immediate profit from his script (I guess that would be a rats to riches story). After a while he decided to give his script away and to derive satisfaction from creating a name for himself, helping others, and creating a customer base for possible future products.

As he says, “You don’t have to monetize every action to realize a profit.”

Definitely not.

— Jeff;

Jeff Barr

Jeff Barr

Jeff Barr is Chief Evangelist for AWS. He started this blog in 2004 and has been writing posts just about non-stop ever since.