I’m taking a “spring break” with my family this week so it will be a short newsletter.
Here’s what I’m reading:
Amazon Unbound: Jeff Bezos and the Invention of a Global Empire by Brad Stone
Just released this week is the latest biography on Jeff Bezos and how he grew Amazon from an online bookstore to an ecommerce juggernaut it is today.
If you’re selling products on Amazon it makes to know the story behind how the marketplace was built and how the founder built and scaled it to over a trillion dollars.
“In Amazon Unbound, Brad Stone presents a deeply reported, vividly drawn portrait of how a retail upstart became one of the most powerful and feared entities in the global economy. Stone also probes the evolution of Bezos himself—who started as a geeky technologist totally devoted to building Amazon, but who transformed to become a fit, disciplined billionaire with global ambitions; who ruled Amazon with an iron fist, even as he found his personal life splashed over the tabloids.”