The Everything Store

  • by Brad Stone
  • Narrated by Pete Larkin
  • 13 hrs and 0 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Winner of the 2013 Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award.
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 achieve that end, 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 is 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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Dense, but it was alright

The story was a little distant from Bezos and what kind of person he was in his private life. More about the achievements of Amazon and subsidiary companies. It also overlooked going into depth about Blue Origin, which would have been cool.
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- Christopher

interesting and educational

great insight into the mind of a billionaire. Not my management style but then I'm not a billionaire. Reminds me of a Trump quote when you're rich you don't have to be nice as you don't have to worry about making people like you
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- Troy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-12-2013
  • Publisher: Random House Audiobooks