The Everything Store by Brad Stone audiobook

The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon

By Brad Stone
Read by Pete Larkin

Little, Brown & Company 9780316219266
13.01 Hours Unabridged
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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 readers 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.

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Summary

Summary

A 2014 Audie Award Finalist for Best Business Narration

Forbes Magazine Pick for Best Books of the Year

Financial Times & McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award Winner, 2013

A Washington Post Best Book of the Year

The Economist Magazine Books of the Year Selection

A New Republic Best Book of 2013

A New York Times bestseller

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 readers 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Brad Stone has done a remarkable job in The Everything Store, in a way that Bezos would appreciate.... The Financial Times
An immersive play-by-play of the company's ascent.... It's hard to imagine a better retelling of the Amazon origin story. The New Republic
Fair-minded, virtually up-to-the-minute history of the retail and technology behemoth and the prodigious brain behind it.... Stone's inside knowledge of a company ordinarily stingy with information is evident throughout the book.... Stone presents a nuanced portrait of the entrepreneur, especially as he sketches in Bezos' unusual family history and a surprising turn it took during the writing of the book. His reporting on the Kindle's disruption of traditional publishing makes for riveting reading. A must-add to any business bookshelf. Kirkus
Outstanding.... An authoritative, deeply reported, scoopalicious, nuanced, and balanced take that pulls absolutely no punches. Adam Lashinsky, Fortune
Stone's tale of the birth, near-death, and impressive revival of an iconic American company is well worth your time. Matthew Yglesias, Slate
An engaging and fascinating read.... An excellent chronicle of Amazon's rise.... A gift for entrepreneurs and business builders of the new generation. Business Insider
The meticulously reported book has plenty of gems for anyone who cares about Amazon, Jeff Bezos, entrepreneurship, leadership just the lunacy it took to build a company in less than two decades that now employs almost 90,000 people and sold $61 billion worth of, well, almost everything last year. Washington Post
Stone has broken new ground, demonstrating the massive influence Amazon exercises not only in the retail sector, but also throughout society, including government regulation or the lack of it. Neiman Reports
Stone's shoe-leather reporting is what makes the book stand out. GeekWire
As fine a profile of a secretive, fast-growing company as you are likely to encounter. Michael Moritz, Chairman, Sequoia Capital, LinkedIn.com
Illuminating. Salon
A tome that paints a fascinating picture of a remarkable tech entrepreneur. The Economist
Offers absorbing management insights... Insiders will get a serious glimpse at an industry behemoth. San Francisco Chronicle
Stone's book, at last, gives us a Bezos biography that can fit proudly on a shelf next to the best chronicles of America's other landmark capitalists. Forbes
A deeply reported and deftly written book.... Like Steven Levy's "In the Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives," and "Gates: How Microsoft's Mogul Reinvented an Industry -- and Made Himself the Richest Man in America" by Stephen Manes and Paul Andrews, it is the definitive account of how a tech icon came to life. Seattle Times
Mr. Stone tells this story with authority and verve, and lots of well-informed reporting.... A dynamic portrait of the driven and demanding Mr. Bezos. Michiko Kakutani, New York Times
“Stone captures [Bezos’] passion and brilliance in this well-reported and compelling narrative.” Walter Isaacson, #1 New York Times bestselling author
Engrossing.... Stone's long tenure covering both Bezos and Amazon gives his retelling a sureness that keeps the story moving swiftly. New York Times Book Review
Winner of the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award Chosen as a Best Book of the Year by the Washington Post, Forbes, The New Republic, The Economist, Bloomberg, and Gizmodo, and as one of the Top 10 Investigative Journalism Books by Nieman Reports
Jeff Bezos is one of the most visionary, focused, and tenacious innovators of our era, and like Steve Jobs he transforms and invents industries. Brad Stone captures his passion and brilliance in this well-reported and compelling narrative. Walter Isaacson, author of Steve Jobs
The Everything Store is a revelatory read for everyone--those selling and those sold to--who wants to understand the dynamics of the new digital economy. If you've ever one-clicked a purchase, you must read this book. Steven Levy, author of Hackers and In the Plex
Stone's account moves swiftly and surely. New York Times Book Review, "Editor's Choice"
“Outstanding…. An authoritative, deeply reported, scoopalicious, nuanced, and balanced take that pulls absolutely no punches.” Fortune
“Stone tells this story with authority and verve and lots of well-informed reporting.” New York Times
“It’s hard to imagine a better retelling of the Amazon origin story.” New Republic
“Paints a fascinating picture of a remarkable tech entrepreneur.” Economist
“The definitive account of how a tech icon came to life.” Seattle Times
“In an authoritative and evenhanded performance, narrator Pete Larkin steers this audiobook like he’s driving a big rig—staying in low gear for the first few chapters and then picking up speed as the Amazon enterprise morphs into a voracious behemoth. Larkin’s delivery matches the trajectory of the book…Finalist for the 2014 Audie Award.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Brad Stone

Author Bio: Brad Stone

Brad Stone is senior executive editor of global technology at Bloomberg News and the author of the New York Times bestseller The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon. He has covered Silicon Valley for more than fifteen years.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 13.01
Audience: Adult
Language: English