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The Everything Store Audiobook

The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon

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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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    Hunter heber, UT, United States 05-14-17
    Hunter heber, UT, United States 05-14-17 Member Since 2009
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    This is one of the more boring biographies I've read. Lots of hard facts, very little in the way of insightful details

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    Shawn S. 06-29-17
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    Great book. Very inspiring. The only thing that was a bit challenging was the author kept going back-and-forth through time as he weaved the story. Other than that, excellent book!

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    Crystal Tojuola 05-16-17 Member Since 2017
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    "The Missionary & Mercenary"

    The value of listening to the The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon is equivalent to an MBA degree only cheaper. Highly recommended!

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    Rebecca Timmins 10-20-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Fascinating "

    Incredible story. Told by Brad Stone in a captivating thrilling style. Couldn’t put it down. Every chapter was filled with intriguing observations and wonderful vignettes. No reservations with this title. Can’t wait to read another Stone book

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    Brady Baker 10-20-17
    Brady Baker 10-20-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great book!"

    Extremely deep insight into one of the best businessman and his company. If you have used Amazon services read this book.

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    JOSEPH 10-17-17
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    "Great read for our time! "

    Wonderful insights on one of the biggest disrupters of several industries of our time! Amazing book!

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    Terry Chun K. LEUNG 10-15-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Insight into a Traditionally Secretive Company"

    I have never heard much about how Amazon works, or even where Jeff Bezos came from. It becomes quite clear in this narrative why that is. Jeff, and Amazon as an extension, have always been quiet on how thet work inside and what their plans are. It is for this exact reason that this story is so useful. You learn about Jeff's incessant focus on the customer, his relentless drive to push company employees harder, his vision for a better future, and his unwillingness to accept the status quo. All of these elements are as relevant foe Amazon as they are for Jeff, for it really is a enormous extension of his own will. Only complaint is that the story occasionally jumped around in time, which could get a little bit confusing. Not a really issue though.

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    Anonymous 10-14-17
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    I got what I was looking for in this book, which was to understand and learn about the early startup history. Performance lost a star because there were a couple of times I noticed patches in the audio stream, but it wasn't too significant.

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    Viraj 10-12-17
    Viraj 10-12-17 Member Since 2017
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    Loved it !!! Great writing & fantastic narration. The book talks about all the good & bad about the journey of Amazon. Quite inspirational

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    Alex Badin 10-08-17
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    "Interesting story"

    Bezos surely share many traits with other great, revolutionary enterpreneurs (like Ford, Jobs, Musk) - talent, incredible grip, belief in great purpose he and his team is aiming. But for some reason not so simpathetic. He is surely devoted to consumers. But probably he's too obsessive, and the way how he accomplished the goals seen more instrumental than inspirational.

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