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Amazon Unbound Reviews

Amazon Unbound by Brad Stone

Amazon Unbound

Brad Stone

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2 reviews

Category: Non-fiction
Imprint: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Publication date: 11 May 2021
ISBN: 9781398500969

A stunning new account of Amazon and Jeff Bezos from Brad Stone, author of The Everything Store

3 stars out of 5
John Arlidge
23 May 2021

"You feel you’re in the room with this inside portrait of the billionaire CEO"

Bezos’s sprawling interests and empire can leave the book feeling disjointed. The chapters could be arranged in a different order and you wouldn’t really notice because each is about something very different — Alexa, retail, entertainment, space exploration, The Washington Post, Trump. My advice? Read the ones that interest you and skip the rest.

Reviews

4 stars out of 5
James Bloodworth
20 May 2021

"Stone has produced a readable and comprehensive account of Amazon’s journey."

Stone has produced a readable and comprehensive account of Amazon’s journey. The book will no doubt be enthralling to budding entrepreneurs who view men such as Bezos as masters of the universe. Yet I wanted to hear more about the victims of the “toxicity” alluded to by Bray: the warehouse workers and small business sellers; the high street retailers and small companies ruined by Amazon’s unfair competition, due to the low rates of tax it pays and its near monopoly over online trade. These stories do feature in Stone’s book, yet they are dwarfed by quotes from sycophantic hangers-on and page after page of turgid minutiae, written in faintly admiring tones, documenting Bezos’s business acumen.