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  • Jeff Bezos and the Invention of a Global Empire
  • Written by: Brad Stone
  • Narrated by: Pete Larkin
  • Length: 16 hrs and 33 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (56 ratings)

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Written by: Brad Stone
Narrated by: Pete Larkin
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Publisher's Summary

A Washington Post Notable Book 

This New York Times best seller is a “masterful” (The Washington Post), “juicy tour of the company [Jeff] Bezos built” (The New York Times Book Review), revealing the most important business story of our time by the best-selling author of The Everything Store.

Almost 10 years ago, Bloomberg journalist Brad Stone captured the rise of Amazon in his best seller 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 nearly two trillion dollars. It’s almost impossible to go a day without encountering the impact of Jeff Bezos’ Amazon, between services like Whole Foods, Prime Video, and Amazon’s cloud computing unit, AWS, plus Bezos’ ownership of The Washington Post. We live in a world run, supplied, and controlled by Amazon and its iconoclast founder.

In Amazon Unbound, Brad Stone presents an “excellent” (The New York Times), deeply reported, vividly drawn portrait of how a retail upstart became 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.

Definitive, timely, and “engaging” (Jon Meacham, author of The Soul of America), Stone has provided an unvarnished portrait of a man and company that we couldn’t imagine modern life without.

©2021 Brad Stone. All rights reserved. (P)2021 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Incredible story

Read it 3 times. Jeff is an incredible CEO and if you want to be like him, read this

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Good Read

I felt it was a bit unfair in a number of ways because it took too much information from dissidents with previous work at Amazon. It would be great to have an authorized bio once Jeff gets a little older.

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