The Invention of a Global Empire — Brad Stone
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We can’t live without it … Amazon is everywhere. We use its services for gifts, groceries, home goods and just about everything else. And with over 200 million Prime members, the retail giant is now an unstoppable, global force. This week’s guest, Brad Stone, details the company’s spectacular rise in Amazon Unbound. And in this episode, the bestselling author discusses all things Amazon and Jeff Bezos with host Charles Mizrahi.

Topics Discussed:

  • An Introduction to Brad Stone (00:00:00)
  • Key to the Castle (00:02:27)
  • Bezos Idea Factory (00:08:01)
  • Alexa and Echo (00:15:08)
  • The School of Bezos-ology (00:22:55)
  • Unintentional Consequences (00:29:31)
  • The Spectacular Rise of Prime (00:40:16)
  • America Runs on AWS (00:49:40)

Guest Bio:

Brad Stone is an author, journalist and senior executive editor for global technology at Bloomberg News. Over the past decade, he’s written dozens of cover stories for Bloomberg Businessweek — covering tech giants such as Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook and Twitter. Stone is also a bestselling author of four books. His latest book, Amazon Unbound, tracks the unprecedented growth of one of the most dominant and feared companies in the world. In addition, Stone shares special insights on the company’s founder and former CEO, Jeff Bezos.

Resources Mentioned:

·      Amazon Unbound: Jeff Bezos and the Invention of a Global Empire

·      The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon


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