A new book documenting the history of Amazon’s birth and growth was released earlier this month, and it’s given us a bunch of new information about Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of the company.
Entitled “The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon,” the book touches upon both Bezos’ life and the rise of the online retail giant. While Brad Stone, the book’s author, wasn’t able to conduct extensive interviews with Bezos himself, he had direct access to many of his friends, family, and coworkers.
The resulting book gives numerous anecdotes and stories of Jeff Bezos’ intelligence, drive, and focus on the customer. We’ve heard many of them in one form or another elsewhere, but some were new even to those of us who’ve been following him for some time.
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