The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon

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Little, Brown, Oct 15, 2013 - Business & Economics - 384 pages
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The authoritative account of the rise of Amazon and its intensely driven founder, Jeff Bezos, praised by the Seattle Times as "the definitive account of how a tech icon came to life." 

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 is 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.
 

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User Review  - Dilip-Kumar - LibraryThing

A fascinating account of how Jeff Bezos conceived the idea of a universal bookstore, and then developed it into an 'anything, anytime' online store for a whole range of products, from books and music ... Read full review

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User Review  - susandennis - LibraryThing

I found this book to be fascinating. I read it slowly to savor it. It was truly delicious. I'm fascinated by the inner workings of Amazon and this book just fed my fascination. I've long been a ... Read full review

Contents

Cover
The House of Quants
The Book of Bezos
Fever Dreams
Milliravi
Rocket
Chaos Theory
A Technology Company Not a Retailer
Fiona
Liftoff

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Brad Stone is senior executive editor of global technology at Bloomberg News and the author of the New York Times bestseller The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon. He has covered Silicon Valley for more than 15 years and lives in San Francisco.

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