The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos And The Age Of Amazon

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The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos And The Age Of Amazon

by Brad Stone

Little, Brown And Company | October 15, 2013 | Hardcover

The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos And The Age Of Amazon is rated 4 out of 5 by 1.
The definitive story of Amazon.com, one of the most successful companies in the world, and of its driven, brilliant founder, Jeff Bezos.

Amazon.com started off delivering books through the mail. But its visionary founder, Jeff Bezos, wasn't content with being a bookseller. He wanted Amazon to become the everything store, offering limitless selection and seductive convenience at disruptively low prices. To do so, he developed a corporate culture of relentless ambition and secrecy that's never been cracked. Until now. Brad Stone enjoyed unprecedented access to current and former Amazon employees and Bezos family members, giving readers the first in-depth, fly-on-the-wall account of life at Amazon. Compared to tech's other elite innovators--Jobs, Gates, Zuckerberg--Bezos is a private man. But he stands out for his restless pursuit of new markets, leading Amazon into risky new ventures like the Kindle and cloud computing, and transforming retail in the same way Henry Ford revolutionized manufacturing.

THE EVERYTHING STORE will be the revealing, definitive biography of the company that placed one of the first and largest bets on the Internet and forever changed the way we shop and read.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 384 pages, 9.75 × 6.5 × 1.5 in

Published: October 15, 2013

Publisher: Little, Brown And Company

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0316219266

ISBN - 13: 9780316219266

Found in: Business Reference

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Relentless Drive and Passion This is an intriguing and informative read, not just about Amazon's inception and growth into the juggernaut that it is today, but of Bezos himself. There are many elements in the man's life that seem to parallel Steve Jobs - mostly, the drive to succeed and the relentlessness and passion for seeing a dream become a reality. This book provides both a humanity and an in-humanity to Amazon at the same time, but ultimately illustrates the rise of a company that has been at the forefront of pioneering changes to the publishing and book industry. Brad Stone does an excellent job of providing incredible insights and backgrounds and walks a fine balance between being praising and being critical. An impressive read and one I would highly recommend to anybody working within retail or the publishing industry.
Date published: 2014-10-30

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The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos And The Age Of Amazon

The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos And The Age Of Amazon

by Brad Stone

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 384 pages, 9.75 × 6.5 × 1.5 in

Published: October 15, 2013

Publisher: Little, Brown And Company

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0316219266

ISBN - 13: 9780316219266

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The definitive story of Amazon.com, one of the most successful companies in the world, and of its driven, brilliant founder, Jeff Bezos.

Amazon.com started off delivering books through the mail. But its visionary founder, Jeff Bezos, wasn't content with being a bookseller. He wanted Amazon to become the everything store, offering limitless selection and seductive convenience at disruptively low prices. To do so, he developed a corporate culture of relentless ambition and secrecy that's never been cracked. Until now. Brad Stone enjoyed unprecedented access to current and former Amazon employees and Bezos family members, giving readers the first in-depth, fly-on-the-wall account of life at Amazon. Compared to tech's other elite innovators--Jobs, Gates, Zuckerberg--Bezos is a private man. But he stands out for his restless pursuit of new markets, leading Amazon into risky new ventures like the Kindle and cloud computing, and transforming retail in the same way Henry Ford revolutionized manufacturing.

THE EVERYTHING STORE will be the revealing, definitive biography of the company that placed one of the first and largest bets on the Internet and forever changed the way we shop and read.

About the Author

Brad Stone has covered Amazon and technology in Silicon Valley for over 14 years, for publications such asNewsweekand theNew York Times.He is currently a senior writer forBloomberg Businessweekand lives in San Francisco, California.

Editorial Reviews

"As fine a profile of a secretive, fast-growing company as you are likely to encounter." -- Michael Moritz, Chairman, Sequoia Capital, LinkedIn.com