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The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon

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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.

"An immersive play-by-play of the company's ascent.... It's hard to imagine a better retelling of the Amazon origin story." -- The New Republic
"Offers absorbing management insights... Insiders will get a serious glimpse at an industry behemoth." -- San Francisco Chronicle
"A tome that paints a fascinating picture of a remarkable tech entrepreneur." -- The Economist
"Illuminating." -- Salon
"Stone's shoe-leather reporting is what makes the book stand out." -- GeekWire
Winner of the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award

Chosen as a Best Book of the Year by the Washington Post, Forbes, The New Republic, The Economist, Bloomberg, and Gizmodo, and as one of the Top 10 Investigative Journalism Books by Nieman Reports
"Mr. Stone tells this story with authority and verve, and lots of well-informed reporting.... " -- Michiko Kakutani, New York Times
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Author
Brad Stone
Binding
Paperback
EAN
9780593070468
Published Date
2013
Pages
384

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