|aThe everything store :|bJeff Bezos and the age of Amazon /|cby Brad Stone.
|aNew York :|bLittle, Brown,|cc2013.
|aNew York :|bLittle, Brown and Company,|c2013.
|a372 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates :|billustrations (chiefly colored) ;|c25 cm
|aIncludes bibliographical references (pages 351-358) and index.
|gPrologue --|gPart I.|tFaith.|tThe house of quants --|tThe book of Bezos --|tFever dreams --|tMilliravi --|gPart II.|tLiterary influences.|tRocket boy --|tChaos theory --|tA technology company, not a retailer --|tFiona --|gPart III.|tMissionary or mercenary?|tLiftoff! --|tExpedient convictions --|tThe kingdom of the question mark --|gAppendix :|tJeff's reading list.
|aThis 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.
|aThe first fly-on-the-wall narrative account of the world's largest online retailer and its genius creator, Jeff Bezos. --|cSource other than Library of Congress.
|aElectronic commerce|zUnited States.
|aBooksellers and bookselling|zUnited States|vBiography.