Amazon Unbound: Jeff Bezos and the Invention of a Global Empire

Amazon Unbound: Jeff Bezos and the Invention of a Global Empire

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Almost ten years ago, Bloomberg journalist Brad Stone captured the rise of Amazon in his bestseller The Everything Store. Since then, Amazon has expanded exponentially, inventing novel products like Alexa and disrupting countless industries, while its workforce has quintupled in size and its valuation has soared to well over a trillion dollars. Jeff Bezos’s empire, once housed in a garage, now spans the globe. Between services like Whole Foods, Prime Video, and Amazon’s cloud computing unit, AWS, plus Bezos’s ownership of The Washington Post, it’s impossible to go a day without encountering its impact. We live in a world run, supplied, and controlled by Amazon and its iconoclast founder.

In Amazon Unbound, Brad Stone presents a deeply reported, vividly drawn portrait of how a retail upstart became one of the most powerful and feared entities in the global economy. Stone also probes the evolution of Bezos himself—who started as a geeky technologist totally devoted to building Amazon, but who transformed to become a fit, disciplined billionaire with global ambitions; who ruled Amazon with an iron fist, even as he found his personal life splashed over the tabloids.

Title:Amazon Unbound: Jeff Bezos and the Invention of a Global Empire
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781982132613
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    Amazon Unbound: Jeff Bezos and the Invention of a Global Empire Reviews

  • Sudarshan

    Riveting. Enthralling. Difficult to put down. I promised myself that I won’t finish this book within a day and I embarrassingly broke that promise by a couple of hours.I am a huge admirer of Jeff Be...

  • Gary Lang

    This book completely describes the people and the initiatives that were underway or started during my years at Amazon as a VP, and correctly. This is not surprising; Stone's previous book, "The Everyt...

  • Viola

    Praise Boss When morning Work bells chime,Praise Boss, for bits of Overtime.Praise Boss, whose Wars we love to fight,Praise Boss, the leech and parasite. AhBoss. - IWW Doxology Interested to read if ...

  • Bouke

    Jeff Bezos is a terrifying dude, and so is Amazon. The absolute drive for efficiency in everything they do is awe-inspiring. This book is a good look into all the various projects and scandals that ha...

  • Mide S

    My key take away from this book was Jeff. Bezos words, "don't waste too much time on precision, keep trying stuff."The book is detailed and well narrated. There's a lot to learn from the innovative in...

  • Keven Wang

    Brad stone written a masterpiece. I am exited to read his book on Uber ...

  • Gordon

    Douche chills.Bezos is a dork. This shitty book pretends to not be directly sanctioned by the beez, but his dorky smell is all over it. The author is right up his ass.The guy is the richest feller on ...

  • Arsene

    Finished it faster than I thought I would....

  • Zhou Fang

    I really enjoyed reading Brad Stone's predecessor book on Amazon, The Everything Store, so I had to pick up the sequel. Amazon Unbound basically picks up where The Everything Store left off, discussin...

  • Bookworm

    I had read Brad Stone's other books and had especially enjoyed 'The Everything Store'. In light of the recent news about Bezos and Amazon, etc. it seemed like it might be an enjoyable read to catch up...