The Everything Store

The Everything Store

Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon

eBook - 2013
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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...
Publisher: 2013
ISBN: 9780316255004

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kpelish
Jun 01, 2017

An interesting look at Bezos' childhood & his intense concentration on building Amazon into the retail empire it is today--along with its technologies like AWS cloud services. Sadly, the "use-'em-up" culture toward his employees seems to get sympathetic treatment from the author; perhaps as the company matures, this harshness will change. There are some funny scenes like "Save Santa" where the overloaded company pulls everyone onboard to make deliveries happen.

drudofsky Sep 15, 2015

Jeff Bezos' personna and the evolution of Amazon is an intrinsically interesting story, and author Stone has dug out great anecdotes and pieced them together in a very compelling way.

carmeloanthony Jan 26, 2014

This is a great book really shows you the depths of amazon

debwalker Oct 23, 2013

Timely insider expose of ruthless business tactics and a deliberate strategy to destroy small publishers - "The company's relationship with those publishers was called the Gazelle Project after Mr. Bezos said Amazon 'should approach these small publishers the way a cheetah would pursue a sickly gazelle.'"

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