I love to read, so I figured I’d start a little book club. Every month I’ll introduce a new book, and I’ll do a little review at the end of the month on the book. Feel free to join the Entrepreneur Book Club Goodreads group where I’ll post a few questions, and hopefully we can foster some discussion.
For the first month, I’ve chosen “The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon” by Brad Stone. It has a 4.04/5 rating on Goodreads. Here’s the book jacket:
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.
With Amazon’s share price just crossing the $1,000 mark this week, and the company constantly being in the news, it’s the perfect time to get some more background on this game-changing company.