Amazon Unbound - Brad Stone

Amazon Unbound

By Brad Stone

  • Release Date: 2021-05-11
  • Genre: Business & Personal Finance
Score: 4
4
From 110 Ratings

Description

A Washington Post Notable Book

This New York Times bestseller 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 bestselling author of The Everything Store.

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 nearly two trillion dollars. It’s almost impossible to go a day without encountering the impact of Jeff Bezos’s Amazon, between services like Whole Foods, Prime Video, and Amazon’s cloud computing unit, AWS, plus Bezos’s 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.

Reviews

  • History of Bezos & Amazon

    5
    By Yakky
    Good read if you want to learn how Amazon got started.
  • Started out good

    2
    By MSM80
    Started out good. Then went to much into politics. If I wanted to read about US politics I would. The last section of this book really has nothing to do with Amazon IMO and focused to much on politics
  • Great

    4
    By Samnite100
    Great job, maybe another in 3 hrs?
  • Drones on Forever

    2
    By Ike'sFriend
    Yawn
  • Great Read

    4
    By Steamboat Mark
    Wow, what an awesome story on the worlds largest company and wealthiest man!
  • Don’t buy it

    1
    By NG DRVR
    Boring
  • Amazon Unbound

    3
    By azherrfun
    An interesting read somewhat confirming what I’ve long suspected - Jeff Bezos is a jerk albeit and wealthy and successful jerk. I’d never want to work for him or his company, Amazon. And six page reports/memos? I won’t read anything that comes to me that’s over one page. If you can’t get your point across on one page don’t bother. Just saying.....