The Everything Store

Author: Brad Stone

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316219258

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

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The authoritative account of the rise of Amazon and its intensely driven founder, Jeff Bezos, praised by the Seattle Times as "the definitive account of how a tech icon came to life." 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 is 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.

Summary of The Everything Store

Author: Readtrepreneur Publishing

Publisher: Readtrepreneur Publishing

ISBN: 9781690405382

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Page: 64

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The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Brad Stone - Book Summary - Readtrepreneur (Disclaimer: This is NOT the original book, but an unofficial summary.) Learn about the story of one of the most successful companies in the world and discover all about its founder Jeff Bezos and his brilliant vision. Starting out as a simple bookseller that delivered books through mail, Amazon. was just a modest company. But Jeff Bezos was too much of a visionary to settle with that and he began building a store that could contain an infinite selection of products at great prices. The service that Amazon offers has yet to find a rival. It started out with such a simple concept but now it's a company known by almost every person in the world. (Note: This summary is wholly written and published by Readtrepreneur. It is not affiliated with the original author in any way) "Some of these investments will pay off, others will not, and we will have learned another valuable lesson in either case." - Brad Stone Having access to Amazon employers and Bezos' family members, The Everything Store has sources of information that directly knows the man responsible for Amazon. This book delivers an extremely accurate story and we can learn a lot from it: The ambition of Jeff Bezos, his inability to stop searching for ways to continuously evolve his company and taking big risks to ensure big success are a couple of many things we can learn from the founder of Amazon. Brad Stone assures you that this will be a revealing journey that will unveil the definitive story of one of the most successful companies in the world. P.S. The Everything Store is an extremely entertaining book that will give you the definitive story about one of the most successful companies in the world and what the creator did to get it there. The Time for Thinking is Over! Time for Action! Scroll Up Now and Click on the "Buy now with 1-Click" Button to Grab your Copy Right Away! Why Choose Us, Readtrepreneur? ● Highest Quality Summaries ● Delivers Amazing Knowledge ● Awesome Refresher ● Clear And Concise Disclaimer Once Again: This book is meant for a great companionship of the original book or to simply get the gist of the original book.

A Horse Goes to the Store

Author: Glenda Buckmier

Publisher: Archway Publishing

ISBN: 1480845787

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 26

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A Horse Goes to the Store, Johnny Bob Adventures, by author Glenda Buckmier is the story of Dusty, a farm horse who lives on Farmer Bill Greens farm. For the most part, Dusty is a happy horse but today he is unhappy because his feet hurt. His shoes are too small and he needs new shoes, not just any shoes, but pretty shoes along with apples, carrots and SnickerPoodles, an all-natural animal treat for the cat and dog who live on the farm. Dusty decides he wants to do his own shopping at his favorite store. He is more than willing to boss people around to get exactly what he wants. Dusty and Johnny Bob meet at the store and chaos breaks out. Dusty and Johnny Bob need your help in making sure Dusty gets to shop for his favorite things. Maybe you wont be surprised the next time you go to the store and run into a horse shopping inside your favorite store! This is a delightful book to read!! A heartwarming story for all ages! Be prepared to have to read it until the pages fall out if you have children, and even if you dont! Be sure to get a copy as soon as its available. Sandy Collier, Cowgirl Hall of Fame Honoree, NRCHA Hall of Fame Honoree, NRCHA and AQHA World Champion, International judge and clinician

How the Internet Happened: From Netscape to the iPhone

Author: Brian McCullough

Publisher: Liveright Publishing

ISBN: 1631493086

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 400

View: 978


A Library Journal Best Book of the Year Tech-guru Brian McCullough delivers a rollicking history of the internet, why it exploded, and how it changed everything. The internet was never intended for you, opines Brian McCullough in this lively narrative of an era that utterly transformed everything we thought we knew about technology. In How the Internet Happened, he chronicles the whole fascinating story for the first time, beginning in a dusty Illinois basement in 1993, when a group of college kids set off a once-in-an-epoch revolution with what would become the first “dotcom.” Depicting the lives of now-famous innovators like Netscape’s Marc Andreessen and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, McCullough also reveals surprising quirks and unknown tales as he tracks both the technology and the culture around the internet’s rise. Cinematic in detail and unprecedented in scope, the result both enlightens and informs as it draws back the curtain on the new rhythm of disruption and innovation the internet fostered, and helps to redefine an era that changed every part of our lives.

Chokepoint Capitalism

Author: Rebecca Giblin,Cory Doctorow

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807007072

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 398

View: 1233


A call to action for the creative class and labor movement to rally against the power of Big Tech and Big Media Corporate concentration has breached the stratosphere, as have corporate profits. An ever-expanding constellation of industries are now monopolies (where sellers have excessive power over buyers) or monopsonies (where buyers hold the whip hand over sellers)—or both. In Chokepoint Capitalism, scholar Rebecca Giblin and writer and activist Cory Doctorow argue we’re in a new era of “chokepoint capitalism,” with exploitative businesses creating insurmountable barriers to competition that enable them to capture value that should rightfully go to others. All workers are weakened by this, but the problem is especially well-illustrated by the plight of creative workers. From Amazon’s use of digital rights management and bundling to radically change the economics of book publishing, to Google and Facebook’s siphoning away of ad revenues from news media, and the Big Three record labels’ use of inordinately long contracts to up their own margins at the cost of artists, chokepoints are everywhere. By analyzing book publishing and news, live music and music streaming, screenwriting, radio and more, Giblin and Doctorow deftly show how powerful corporations construct “anti-competitive flywheels” designed to lock in users and suppliers, make their markets hostile to new entrants, and then force workers and suppliers to accept unfairly low prices. In the book’s second half, Giblin and Doctorow then explain how to batter through those chokepoints, with tools ranging from transparency rights to collective action and ownership, radical interoperability, contract terminations, job guarantees, and minimum wages for creative work. Chokepoint Capitalism is a call to workers of all sectors to unite to help smash these chokepoints and take back the power and profit that’s being heisted away—before it’s too late.

The Return of the Moguls

Author: Dan Kennedy

Publisher: University Press of New England

ISBN: 1512601780

Category: Social Science

Page: 298

View: 3591


The Return of the Moguls chronicles an important story in the making, one that will affect more than just the newspaper business—it has the power to change democracy as we know it. Over the course of a generation, the story of the daily newspaper has been an unchecked slide from record profitability and readership to plummeting profits, increasing irrelevance, and inevitable obsolescence. The forces killing major dailies, alternative weeklies, and small-town shoppers are well understood—or seem obvious in hindsight, at least—and the catalog of publications that have gone under reads like a whoÕs who of American journalism. During the past half-century, old-style press barons gave way to a cabal of corporate interests unable or unwilling to invest in the future even as technological change was destroying their core business. The Taylor family sold the Boston Globe to the New York Times Company in 1993 for a cool $1.1 billion. Twenty years later, the Times Company resold it for just $70 million. The unexpected twist to the story, however, is not what they sold it for but who they sold it to: John Henry, the principal owner of the Boston Red Sox. A billionaire who made his money in the world of high finance, Henry inspired optimism in Boston because of his track record as a public-spirited business executive—and because his deep pockets seemed to ensure that the shrunken newspaper would not be subjected to further downsizing. In just a few days, the sale of the Globe was overtaken by much bigger news: Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon and one of the world’s richest people, had reached a deal to buy the Washington Post for $250 million. Henry’s ascension at the Globe sparked hope. Bezos’s purchase seemed to inspire nothing short of ecstasy, as numerous observers expressed the belief that his lofty status as one of our leading digital visionaries could help him solve the daunting financial problems facing the newspaper business. Though Bezos and Henry are the two most prominent individuals to enter the newspaper business, a third preceded them. Aaron Kushner, a greeting-card executive, acquired California’s Orange County Register in July 2012 and then pursued an audacious agenda, expanding coverage and hiring journalists in an era when nearly all other newspaper owners were trying to avoid cutting both. The newspaper business is at a perilous crossroads. This essential book explains why, and how today’s new crop of media moguls might help it to survive.

Amazon Unbound

Author: Brad Stone

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1982132620

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

View: 8439


Portrait of the growth of tech company Amazon and the evolution of its billionaire founder, Jeff Bezos.

The E-Commerce Book

Author: Alexander Graf,Holger Schneider

Publisher: dfv Mediengruppe Fachbuch

ISBN: 3866415052

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 7991


This book is designed for people who want to understand e-commerce – and by "understanding", we mean first and foremost Why and What, not How. Why is Amazon dominating the market? What happened between 1995 and 2015? Why were the incumbents like Walmart not able to fight back? What will become of the herd of new unicorn e-commerce companies? And what will happen to the traditional value chain on which retail companies operate? This is not a book about How, though, so don't read this hoping to learn "how to master online marketing". From our point of view, the Why and What is much more challenging and important, whether you are running a company in this market or are a student wanting to break into it. In this book, we'll share what we've learned. Look forward to 150 pages of valuable material about changes in the value chain, a lively review of how e-commerce has developed over the last 20 years, 50 case studies of digital business models large and small, three extensive interviews with leading e-commerce entrepreneurs, and strategic mind-games galore for a range of industries. This book offers a unique review of the e-commerce industry and the major changes it has seen, notably what key players have done to keep up with evolving technology and heightened consumer expectations. The authors give a solid look at what any retail or brand decision maker should know about the industry's history and future. Stephan Schambach, Founder of Founder of Intershop, Demandware, and Newstore More than ever, understanding the issues impacting the digital retail market as a whole will be critical to success in the years ahead. Alexander Graf and Holger Schneider deliver exactly the information to help you refine your perspective across markets and retail industries. Hans-Otto Schrader, CEO Otto Group

The Know-It-Alls

Author: Noam Cohen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1786073684

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 1584


The world’s tech giants are at the centre of controversies over fake news, free speech and hate speech on platforms where influence is bought and sold. Yet, at the outset, almost everyone thought the internet would be a positive, democratic force, a space where knowledge could be freely shared to enable everyone to make better-informed decisions. How did it all go so wrong? Noam Cohen reports on the tech libertarians of Silicon Valley, from the self-proclaimed geniuses Jeff Bezos, Peter Thiel, Reid Hoffman and Mark Zuckerberg to the early pioneers at Stanford University, who have not only made the internet what it is today but reshaped society in the process. It is the story of how the greed, bias and prejudice of one neighbourhood is fracturing the Western world.