The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon [Kindle]

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著者 : Brad Stone
  • Transworld Digital (2013年10月17日発売)
  • Amazon.co.jp ・電子書籍 (464ページ)

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  • ATOS Book Level: 10.4
    Word Count: 114687

    BNC-COCA-25 (最初の63000で)
    98%: 6000 word families
    99%: 9000 word families
    99.5%: 10000 word families
    Off-List: 8.02

  • A well-written book about the enormous online retailer Amazon and its founder, Jeff Bezos. This book won the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award 2013, and soon after its japanese translation appeared. (Citation page below refers to the location number of the Kindle edition of this book.)

    As seen from many reviews of this book, especially customer's review on Amazon.com, there are many disputes whether the author tells the truth on facts. Surely, I felt the author tends to describe Amazon and Bezos one-sidedly, to say the least, caricaturelly. But maybe that's a journalistic way. This book does not analyze academic facts. And from this point of view, the author succeed in impressionally illustrating Amazon and Bezos.

    This book starts from charaterization of Bezos, and ends with it. At the very beginning, the author picks up a privately distributed book to show that Bezos's ability was obvious and there is no surprise to see today's his fame(loc.33; 2165, 2257). This brilliant sixth-grader was "ridiculously competitive"(loc.2257) at high-school, and later graduated from Princeton University, and with some job hopping, got a job at a quantitative hedge fund, DESCO. At this fund, Bezos realized profound commercial potential of the Internet. Besides this, one point should be remebered of DESCO in comparison with Amazon: DESCO "wasn't really a hedge fund but a versatile techonology laboratory full of innovators and engineers"(loc.302). Namely, it is only accidentally a hedge fund, which applied its techonology as its first domain. This characte... 続きを読む

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