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

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 | 05:00 PM to - 06:00 PM
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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. Definitive, timely, and revelatory, Stone has provided an unvarnished portrait of a man and company that we couldn’t imagine modern life without.

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Brad Stone, Senior Executive Editor, Bloomberg News

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Brad Stone is senior executive editor of global technology at Bloomberg News. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller ‘The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon’, which has been translated into over thirty-five languages, and ‘The Upstarts: Uber, Airbnb, and the Battle for the New Silicon Valley’. He has covered Silicon Valley for more than twenty years and lives in the San Francisco Bay area.

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