- Paperback: 464 pages
- Publisher: Corgi (31 July 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0552167835
- ISBN-13: 978-0552167833
- Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 2.9 x 19.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 163 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #954 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon Paperback – 31 Jul 2014
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"A masterclass in deeply researched investigative financial journalism ... riveting" (Tim Waterstone The Times)
"Stone has done a remarkable job in a way that Bezos would appreciate – by working very hard." (John Gapper Financial Times)
"Engrossing... Stone's long tenure covering both Bezos and Amazon... gives his retelling a sureness that keeps the story moving swiftly" (New York Times)
"The definitive biography of the company that changed the way we shop and read... A masterclass in investigative journalism" (Mail on Sunday)
"Scrupulously researched... If only all business books were as readable as this one" (Ian King The Times Books of the Year)
"I highly recommend this book. Amazon is one of the most important companies in the 21st-century economy, and anyone whose business has been or will be touched by Amazon should be sure to read it." (Tim O'Reilly)
"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 Exclusive Biography)
"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)
"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 tale of the birth, near-death, and impressive revival of an iconic American company is well worth your time." (Matthew Yglesias Slate)
The definitive story of Amazon.com, one of the most successful companies in the world, and of its driven, brilliant founder, Jeff Bezos.See all Product description
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After reading the biography of ELON MUSK and now this, I can now safely say that, you need to be low on empathy if you want to run a bold and thriving business. (Correct me if I am wrong & recommend a contradictory biography )
While Brad Stone does a great job of chronicling the key periods of Amazon's growth, he could have also spent more time on the business aspects of the company - for example, by analyzing the margin made in different product categories and how it has evolved in time with the introduction of features like marketplace, prime / free shipping and renegotiation with suppliers. He however does briefly cover the positively reinforcing flywheel of Amazon's success - lower prices leading to more customers leading to more sales leading to more suppliers leading to even lower prices / more selection leading to more customers leading to..... (and higher profitability for Amazon through more commissions and better usage of its large fixed costs).
The best quote coming out from Jeff which reflects his farsightedness is-
"There is so much stuff that is yet to be invented.
There is so much new that's going to happen.
People don't have any idea yet how impactful the internet is going to be and that this is still Day 1 in such a big way"
I just felt the writer has more just laid out instances one by one but failed in giving a directive message.
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