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The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon | [Brad Stone]

The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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

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    Mario 01-20-14
    Mario 01-20-14 Member Since 2003
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    "Good outsider's view of Bezos."
    What did you love best about The Everything Store?

    The story highlights how Bezos is one of the wunderkind of the digital age. I get tired of the rags to riches type stories and am refreshed to see a well-told story about a very smart guy with great gut feeling that isn't starving when he decides to do what so many people do: start a business and take a risk. Not here for those looking for personal story but it does serve the audience that wants to hear an outsider's point of view. I read that Bezos didn't like this book and that it misrepresented him. That's pretty much what I would expect to hear from him, so it must be doing something right. :)


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    Terence Dahlonega, GA, United States 12-22-13
    Terence Dahlonega, GA, United States 12-22-13 Member Since 2010
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    "A Complex Story Expertly Written & Narrated"
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    The story of Amazon and its founder (Bezos) has so many moving parts, that I walked away highly impressed with the author's ability to paint the picture clearly - and in an entertaining fashion. The author also does a very good job at presenting Bezos objectively - neither lionizing, nor "trashing" him, but instead presenting him as he is: brilliant, complex, and difficult.

    The narration here is excellent as well. Very clear, very straightforward, very professional.

    All in all, a very interesting and highly entertaining work. A job well done!

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    Matthew Fischer Cincinnati 12-10-13
    Matthew Fischer Cincinnati 12-10-13 Member Since 2012
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    "A great history of the last twenty years in tech."
    If you could sum up The Everything Store in three words, what would they be?

    An amazing chronicle of high tech history of the last 20 years.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I work in advertising and at one time had worked on the Amazon account for a short while while I was at FCB. I found it very interesting to read about the period I was involved and also found it to be very accurate to what I experienced firsthand.


    What does Pete Larkin bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Easy voice to listen to.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, too long, too much detail.


    Any additional comments?

    If you want a better understanding of what has happened in the last twenty years in the world of online consumerism, this is priceless.

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    Steve Meyer 11-20-13
    Steve Meyer 11-20-13
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    "Great story and a fun listen!"
    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No I can't sit that long in one spot.


    Any additional comments?

    Interesting to learn more about Amazon and Jeff Bezos.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sergey San Mateo, CA, United States 11-15-13
    Sergey San Mateo, CA, United States 11-15-13 Member Since 2006
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    "Jeff Bezos is a superman"
    Would you try another book from Brad Stone and/or Pete Larkin?

    I realize that Jeff Bezos is a uniquely talented individual with unmatched list of accomplishments. I also realize that Jeff Bezos is very private person and does not reveal his struggles to outside world.

    Problem with the book is that Jeff Bezos is presented as a comics superman character. Even Ayn Rand's hypothetical business titans had more emotions and struggles than Jeff Bezos in this book.

    It seems there only 3 emotional states for him:
    - cold calculating machine, who can school math PhD's on why their algorithms would not work
    - wrath expressed in a vein on a forehead, which happens the moment an employee said something less than a genius. Usually happens right before he "bites his head off" or makes someone a "second asshole".
    - diabolical laugh.
    I would love to see Marvell's take on it.

    I'm also concerned about the way story describes early days of amazon. It seems that all it took is some code to build a first version of a web site.
    As long as you have a website and you can send a link to a few friends, you "purchase announcement" bell will start ringing.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Steve Ventura, CA, United States 11-05-13
    Steve Ventura, CA, United States 11-05-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Excellent book - Worth Reading"
    What other book might you compare The Everything Store to and why?

    Steve Jobs biography by Walter Isaacson.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a fascinating story of Jeff Bezos and Amazon - well written and well narrated.

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    Hope St Albans, VT, United States 11-13-13
    Hope St Albans, VT, United States 11-13-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Boring"
    What disappointed you about The Everything Store?

    Thought it would be more interesting.Could not get through it. Jeff Bezos story must be much more fascinating than portrayed in this book.


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    William M. Penny Lonestar Nation 11-12-13
    William M. Penny Lonestar Nation 11-12-13 Member Since 2011
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    "What a bunch of rubbish"
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    Jeff Bezos has been an inspiration for me ever since I was a young child on the Texas prairie. I have issues with any book that takes cheap shots at my man.

    1 of 9 people found this review helpful
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