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The Everything Store

Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon

Book - 2013
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Presents the story of Amazon.com and its driven, brilliant founder, Jeff Bezos, describing the relentless pursuit of new markets that has led Amazon into new ventures and transformed the nature of retail business.
Publisher: New York :, Little Brown and Company,, 2013
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780316219266
Branch Call Number: 921 BEZ
Characteristics: 372 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 25 cm

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kpelish
Jun 01, 2017

An interesting look at Bezos' childhood & his intense concentration on building Amazon into the retail empire it is today--along with its technologies like AWS cloud services. Sadly, the "use-'em-up" culture toward his employees seems to get sympathetic treatment from the author; perhaps as the company matures, this harshness will change. There are some funny scenes like "Save Santa" where the overloaded company pulls everyone onboard to make deliveries happen.

drudofsky Sep 15, 2015

Jeff Bezos' personna and the evolution of Amazon is an intrinsically interesting story, and author Stone has dug out great anecdotes and pieced them together in a very compelling way.

carmeloanthony Jan 26, 2014

This is a great book really shows you the depths of amazon

debwalker Oct 23, 2013

Timely insider expose of ruthless business tactics and a deliberate strategy to destroy small publishers - "The company's relationship with those publishers was called the Gazelle Project after Mr. Bezos said Amazon 'should approach these small publishers the way a cheetah would pursue a sickly gazelle.'"

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