The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon

  • Title: The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon
  • Author: Brad Stone
  • ISBN: 9780316219266
  • Page: 443
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Everything Store Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon The definitive story of one of the most successful companies in the world and of its driven brilliant founder Jeff Bezos started off delivering books through the mail But its visionary founder J
    The definitive story of , one of the most successful companies in the world, and of its driven, brilliant founder, Jeff Bezos started off delivering books through the mail But its visionary founder, Jeff Bezos, wasn t content with being a bookseller He wanted to become the everything store, offering limitless selection and seductive conveniencThe definitive story of , one of the most successful companies in the world, and of its driven, brilliant founder, Jeff Bezos started off delivering books through the mail But its visionary founder, Jeff Bezos, wasn t content with being a bookseller He wanted 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 employees and Bezos family members, giving readers the first in depth, fly on the wall account of life at 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 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.

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    About Brad Stone


    1. I am the senior executive editor for global technology coverage at Bloomberg and the author of The Upstarts How Uber, Airbnb and the Killer Companies of the New Silicon Valley are Changing the World Previously I wrote The Everything Store Jeff Bezos and the Age of , which won the Business Book of the Year Award in 2013 from The Financial Times and Goldman Sachs.Over the last few years, I have authored a few dozen cover or feature stories for Bloomberg Businessweek on companies such as Apple, Google Facebook, Yahoo, Twitter, Costco and the Chinese tech companies Didi, Baidu and Xiaomi I joined the magazine from the New York Times, where I covered Silicon Valley from the newspaper s San Francisco bureau Before that, I was a reporter for the once proud magazine known as Newsweek I am also the author of a previous work of non fiction, Gearheads, which the San Francisco Chronicle selected as one of the best books of 2003.I graduated from Columbia University in 1993 and am originally from Cleveland, Ohio I ve lived in San Francisco for over 15 years but I m still a Clevelander at heart or should I say, at heartbreak, since the sports teams always manage to lose big except the Cavs I have twin daughters and am teaching them to root for Cleveland teams as well because I believe adversity builds character I hope you enjoy my books Feel free to write me at bradone at gmail to let me know what you think.


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    1. I had heard scuttlebutt that the book was hostile to . I didn't find that to be the case at all. In fact, it increased my admiration for Jeff and what he and his team have accomplished.To be sure, it is incomplete and doubtless has many inaccuracies, but it gives insight into the mind of a remarkable man and the company he has built - a company with profound influence on the present and future shape of our society.After Steve Jobs died, everyone was saying "Will we ever see his like again?" I wo [...]

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    2. The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of is perfect for a specific group of people: job-seekers.If you're currently looking for work, pick up a copy of this book, as it does convey a very important message. That is, never work at . And no, that message is not just for prospective employees who are thinking of braving the Jungle-esque conditions of the distribution centers. The message is for anyone thinking of joining any part of the company: never work at . If you're not from the Pacifi [...]

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    3. WHY I HATE LCOMI confess: I read this book on my Kindle — my eighth Kindle, no less! — and of course I bought the book from . As I have practically every other book I’ve read over the past eight or ten years. And I have to admit that I’ve bought lots of other stuff from the company over the years, including some really expensive items. Not so much because of the low prices, though I hardly object to them, as because of One-Click ordering, Prime, and the exceptionally good customer servi [...]

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    4. انتهي من الكتاب وستعرف الفرق بين من يعمل ومن لا يعمل.الكتاب: سيرة ذاتية لجيف بيزوس الذي أسس الشركة العملاقة الأكثر أثرًا على القطاعات التجارية: أمازون. كلما قرأت أكثر عن بيزوس خيل إلي فرعون وهو يبني الأهرامات.وحقيقةً بعد قراءتي لما أنجزه، تعجّبت للتركيز \ التسليط الإعلامي ال [...]

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    5. I really want to read this. I'm not kidding; this is not a protest review, or a thinly veiled taunt for deletion so as to provide fodder for the Hydra. That ship has sailed for me, and I find myself today starting to contemplate my own next steps vis-a-vis my increasingly tenuous participation on this site. And yet here I still am.I want to understand what is happening, and why, to the that I love. There are not too many (are there?) who would disagree that a key, if not the key, is in its new [...]

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    6. is both “missionary and mercenary” and is a line from Brad Stone, the author of The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of . That to me sums this book up.Given recent events, aka Hachette-, it’s required reading for anyone involved in the publishing industry. I think customers should also read it.Also, I suggest reading the reviews written by some of the people mentioned in the book, including Mr. Bezos wife. But only after reading the book. I’m a bit surprised at the negative reac [...]

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    7. I placed my first book order at in 1999. I was living in Ann Arbor at the time, within walking distance of the flagship Borders store. Because new books were expensive, I mostly shopped at a used book store down the street instead. The selection was unpredictable, but I loved browsing their overflowing shelves and finding titles that were harder to track down, either because they were old or out of print. 's selection certainly wowed me, and there were times that I did want a new book instead o [...]

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    8. Обичам бизнес книгите. Особено тези, които обещават да ми разкажат едновременно за два мои любими и на пръв поглед почти несъвместими свята – на технологичните компании и на книгоиздаването, каквато се оказа „Джеф Безос и векът на “. Тук е моментът да си призная, че не полз [...]

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    9. The cover of this book is actually a pretty good visual summary of what you find inside: a great look at and Jeff Bezos but with the real man (frustratingly) only coming through in part. While Jeff Bezos gave his support to the book, he didn't participate in the way that Steve Jobs did with Walter Isaacson's book. And it shows. So, for that reason, the book doesn't accomplish its goal of being "the definitive book" of . Also, I found the book jumped around a lot so I'd sometimes wonder which ye [...]

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    10. The professional Jeff Bezos (pronounced BAY-zohs not BEE-zohs) is a hard-ass, bad-ass, or a superlative-free just plain ass. I’m not judging, just sayin’. It’s all perspective. If you are an employee or competitor, watch out. If you are a customer, you can count on an advocate with an obsession for customer service and getting the lowest prices anywhere.Like today’s political environment, my impression of (no longer ) is that it is polarized—people either love or hate the company. I h [...]

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    11. If you enjoy business books, the Everything Store is perfect. An online bookstore headquartered in a Washington garage in 1994 is now considered by many to be the most innovative company in the world. The Everything Store perfectly encapsulates the culture that Jeff Bezos wanted and the journey through some of the brightest innovations all derived from the Mission: be earth's most customer-centric company; to build a place where people can come to find and discover anything they might want to b [...]

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    12. I found the book interesting and informative, to see how an outsider views both Jeff and . Of course, as with any book where the subject is not an active participant, the book is slanted toward those episodes where Stone can find someone to talk about them. And of course, he includes that which supports his thesis.I found the discussion about his biological father to be sensationalistic -- and unnecessarily intrusive to Jeff's family (both his real family and his biological father's family). Its [...]

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    13. This is the story of and how it became a ~$500B company. The book is fun and engaging to read. The chapters focus on painting a picture of Jeff Bezos and his philosophy, and the various adversities that the company has faced over its 20 years of existence. I am generally not a huge fan of worship-fiction (which is very common when it comes to books about "visionary founders"), but luckily this book is only about 50% that. The other 50% is a genuinely fun read about 's beginnings, struggles, and [...]

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    14. very fast read - having lived many of the situations. i don't think the portrayal of jeff was near balanced enough. he is relentless in his customer obsession and that's at the cornerstone of everything. i have been in uncomfortable meetings with him. but, i cannot hoestly say that i have ever been in unfair meetings with him. when i did things or led things that made that vein on his forhead pop out, in the end, it was pretty apparent in hindsight (for me) that i'd amde a mistake. so, he was ri [...]

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    15. There's an art to writing the business biography. This one couldn't figure out whether it was the Bezos story or the story, even though the two are intertwined, and didn't do an entirely perfect job of either. 's very early startup days were short on detail, whereas the more proximal later ultra-competitive years were well described. Bezos's personality is explored but not charted. A book that opens as many questions as it answers.What it does paint, though, is fascinating. Jeff Bezos as driven [...]

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    16. Неплохая книга про Амазон, тема раскрыта. Особых каких-то бизнес идей не найдено.

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    17. The delivery vehicles from and their piles of shipments are familiar sights for me at the workplace. The sales volume being made just from this one small workplace and in extension, this small city in Southern India can be extrapolated to fully appreciate ’s reach in India. Back in 1994-95, when Michael Crichton’s Airframe went on sale, Crichton was hot property in India following the runaway success of Jurassic Park. When writing about Crichton a Malayalam newspaper quoted in a single line [...]

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    18. Ah yes. The book that launched a bitter and brutal flame war between Hachette and . How could I not read it? I have to say, it took me awhile to realize what Jeff Bezos's problem was with the book. Because, well from everything else I've read about , this shit is accurate. Don't like being characterized as a perfectionist, demanding, dictatorial genius? Then don't be one, Jeff Bezos. Don't like having your company's methods of skirting around established trade laws become known to the wider publ [...]

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    19. Reading about start-ups and founders is part of the cultural education of our era. Even if you are not interested in the business side of things, these books are still required reading since you have to study the idols and the paragons of society to understand the aspirations and the class definitions. Jeff Bezos is right up there with the other founder-luminaries as an aspirational, charismatic goalpost to reach towards. Starting something of your own is easily the most self-fulfilling goal all [...]

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    20. 4 stars - It was great. I loved it.I think Jeff is one of the most capable and effective founders ever, and I think the juggernaut is still in its early stages. ~Joy CoveyOverall a fascinating story of the determined underdog coming out on top. While it does get bogged down in a few places with excessive technical or legal details, this was a really engaging read. I particularly found the more personal stories around Bezos to be fascinating and thoroughly enjoyed learning more about the brillia [...]

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    21. It was great that thanks to Bezos, the book acknowledged the existence of narrative bias in all such writings and came out less "worshipy" than Vance's Musk biography. But then this book was more about than Bezos himself, so probably unfair to compare. did not come off as a fun or nice place to work.

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    22. I read The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of on the way home from San Jose, and really enjoyed it.I was a bit skeptical about this book, as there have been accusations from MacKenzie Bezos (Jeff's wife) and others that the book contains numerous factual inaccuracies. The edition I read appears to have corrected some of these inaccuracies (e.g MacKenzie objected to the assertion that Bezos read Remains of the Day before deciding to leave D.E. Shaw to start in order to minimize regret [...]

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    23. "It's easier to invent the future than to predict it"- Alan KayThis quote describes it all in a nutshell as to what lead to the formation of , today what we know as, . "The everything store" is a brilliant archive of how a nascent idea of building a customer-obsessed corporation consummated into the biggest e-tailer of all time. is one of those brands that has become a household name today. There are some very interesting decisions undertaken which have made this brand formation possible. The co [...]

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    24. Трябва да се работи умно, усилено и дълго: knigolandiafo/book-review/jЗаглавието на текста е един от прочутите “джефизми” – в същността си проповядва безконечен и отдаден труд в името на компанията и поставяне на на абсолютно всичко – живота например – на заден план. Това е третата би [...]

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    25. This book is as much about Jeff Bezos as it's about . In a sense, is Jeff Bezos. It's shaped in his goals and style. This is good if you're (like me) are used to the Jeff Bezos you saw in product launches and interviews; smart, awkward, and nerdy. However, in this book, you get to meet another Jeff Bezos; bottom-line, cut-throat, wall-street type.I've read about a lot of tech company leaders and this is the one I was surprised the most when I knew more about him.The book offers a lot of stories [...]

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    26. This was an illuminating look at the growth of - I have too many highlights to count! It seems like Brad Stone wrote the best, most accurate book he could, given the fact that he couldn't interview Bezos himself. Even if a few of the early facts are wrong, like MacKenzie Bezos says in her review, I still feel like I got a picture of the beginnings and early culture of , and how that developed into the culture and structure that we exist in today. I had no idea that eBay was considered 's great [...]

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    27. Overall I did enjoy this book. The question of accuracy really can't be answered by anyone besides the Man himself (not even his wife, I'd say). It paints a more detailed picture of , it's people, and the challenges it faced (with some mentions of its current and future issues) than any other book. If you're going to read one book about , I would probably recommend this one over One Click Jeff Bezos and the Rise of , mainly because Stone paints a much bigger picture here than Brandt does in One [...]

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    28. I’ve learned that amazon's marketing strategy is its pricing strategy which is every day lower prices, aldo that they don't profit by selling things, but by helping customers to make better purchase decisions. Those are experiences that I have as a customer of AWS, and its was a great experience to learn more about the culture of this awesome company.Steve Jobs interests defined Apple strategy (music/iTunes) as well as Jeff Bezzos interests defined strategy (books/Kindle).Steve loved music as [...]

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    29. This is the best book about /Jeff on the market (of 2 or 3 others). As a current employee, much of what's inside rings true. My only criticism is that the frenetic back and forth in time within each chapter was a bit disorienting (though arguably similar to the work environment here). I also agree with Jeff when he says "it's too early to reflect." This book takes you to the seventh inning in a close game that could suddenly turn either way. Someone will have to write the follow up. Perhaps Jeff [...]

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    30. Очень интересно и полезно было узнать, как устроена работа в . Детально описаны процессы управления и развития в компании Безоса. Некоторые подходы возьму в свои бизнесы.Ещё раз убедился, что основатель бизнеса сейчас играет решающую роль в успехе компании. Чтобы добиться [...]

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