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The everything store : Jeff Bezos and the age of Amazon

Author: Brad Stone
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is 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.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Jeffrey Bezos
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brad Stone
ISBN: 9780316219266 0316219266
OCLC Number: 856249407
Description: 372 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly colored) ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue --
pt. 1. Faith --
The house of quants --
The book of Bezos --
Fever dreams --
Milliravi --
pt. 2. Literary influences --
Rocket boy --
Chaos theory --
A technology company, not a retailer --
Fiona --
pt. 3. Missionary or mercenary? Liftoff! --
Expedient convictions --
The kingdom of the question mark --
Appendix : Jeff's reading list.
Responsibility: Brad Stone.

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This book is 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.-- Publisher information.

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