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Publisher's Summary

In just 20 years, Amazon.com has gone from a start-up internet bookseller to a global company revolutionizing and disrupting multiple industries, including retail, publishing, logistics, devices, apparel, and cloud computing.

But what is at the heart of Amazon.com’s rise to success? Is it the tens of millions of items in stock, the company’s technological prowess, or the many customer service innovations like "one-click"?

As a leader at Amazon who had a front-row seat during its formative years, John Rossman understands the iconic company better than most. From the launch of Amazon’s third-party seller program to their foray into enterprise services, he witnessed it all - the amazing successes, the little-known failures, and the experiments whose outcomes are still in doubt.

In The Amazon Way, Rossman introduces listeners to the unique corporate culture of the world’s largest Internet retailer, with a focus on the 14 leadership principles that have guided and shaped its decisions and its distinctive leadership culture.

Peppered with humorous and enlightening firsthand anecdotes from the author’s career at Amazon, this revealing business guide is also filled with the valuable lessons that have served Jeff Bezos’s "everything store" so well - providing expert advice for aspiring entrepreneurs, CEOs, and investors alike.

©2014 John Rossman (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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Great read

Good narration from beginning to end. To the point on the inside story of a new era

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fantastic story telling

loved the way all the principles come together. very objective . the author explain the true culture of working in amazon.

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Valuable insights

The content may be a bit dated when it comes to some technology talk, but the core of the book is great. I enjoyed the listen.

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Solid book; good ideas

Good review of the how and why behind Amazon leadership. Solid content and good presentation. I recommend this audio book for aspiring leaders who want to rethink their business or industry.

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interesting stories

stories are interesting, some details are very.nice to know. However, more details are needed to complete the amazon puzzle.

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good but needed to be more clearcut

Im glad this book exists and the performance speaker was phenomenal. And I think it would be even better if the fourteen tips were more layed out in a cookie cutter fashion because since there are so many principles (14), it would have been nicer to have a layout that made it easier to keep them in mind while reading along.

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Read by a Drill Sargeant

Good overall. I'll listen again most likely, but narration was distracting in parts when he adopted the (faux?) gruff voice.

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Great Principles and Story of Amazon's Rise

I enjoyed the background behind Amazon's Leadership principles and overview of their tremendous platform business. The value of this platform and the principles can not be underestimated. Book moves quickly and provides good examples.

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OK book

its ok ... good track records. bit of good story and I feel too much tech....

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Great book, author was just OK

Great book that offers great insight; but the authors character voices are over the top and annoying when quoting Bezos and others. If you can handle a little bit of unnecessary theatrics then highly recommended.

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An absolute must if you're in business

I bought this book as I was considering joining the Amazon team as an operations manager. In the course of researching the role, many current Amazon employees talked about this book. Having listened to it a number of times it does give a great insight into the all important company values and most importantly gives a good explanation of both the reasoning and historical relevance of each one. The narrator delivers the content very well and his enthusiasm for the values shines through. If he doesn't work for Amazon, he probably should. I would recommend this book if you are in online business, if you are looking to develop a company culture or if considering a career with Amazon.

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