Audie Award Finalist, Business/Educational, 2014
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 listeners 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.
©2013 Brad Stone (P)2013 Hachette Audio
Excellent book. I may even purchase the print copy just so that I can have a physical version in my library as well. The audiobook was more practical for my schedule. The narrator was very engaging. As a publisher and author, I found this book to be very inspiring as well as a good look inside the mind of the man behind Amazon.com.
informative but lack flow and some areas,but if like me you knew nothing about Amazon or Jeff bezos it was good,not great.
great parts (to me the "funny" stories the likes of Jeff's witty anger outbursts) alternating with boring parts(the likes of detailed curricula of various co-workers) make for an interesting read, would like to read part two .
Stylistically: While the author does admire Bezzos, he retells most of the famous CEO's life objectively, relying on several people's stories instead of merely retelling his interactions with Bezzos.
Content: Bezzos is a truly fascinating individual, with flaws and strengths, both of which Brad Stone makes sure to highlight. The complex nature and unclear morals keep the book intriguing.
this book was a great read from start to finish and explains the history of Amazon and their Elliott Co I highly recommend this book for anyone that's interested in business marketing idea how to develop a business either
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