The definitive story of Amazon.com, one of the most successful companies in the world, and of its driven, brilliant founder, Jeff Bezos.
**Shortlisted for 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.
About the Author
Brad Stone is an American journalist and writer. Before writing for Bloomberg Businessweek, he was a technology correspondent for the New York Times. He has also worked at Newsweek. He lives in San Francisco.
"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