Brad Stone’s new book, “The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon” was recently released online and in print. His article in Businessweek is a strong summary — albeit not a brief one, at nearly 7,600 words — chronicling Amazon’s humble beginnings to the behemoth it has become. What the Businessweek article does not go into is the ferocity of the world Amazon occupies: low margin retailing.
Stone’s book will cover, briefly, the life of Jeff Bezos including his childhood. The text’s heavy focus is on the company’s growth from a small garage, through its growing pains, to the “Everything Store” it represents today. Stone profiles company executives, employees and competitors telling the story of Amazon’s internal politics, acquisitions, and culture.