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The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon - A Discussion with Author Brad Stone

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January 13, 2014 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Room 290

5:30 pm: Reception
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Discussion

About the event: The Rock Center for Corporate Governance invites you to join Brad Stone, author of The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon, in a dialogue with Professor Dan Siciliano, Faculty Director of the Rock Center. Stone will discuss how visionary founder Jeff Bezos transformed Amazon from an online bookseller into one of the most successful companies in the world through its corporate culture, emphasis on the customer, focus on long-term success over short-term profits, and restless pursuit of new markets. Recognized for providing "the most compelling and enjoyable insight into modern business issues," and as "a must-read for disrupters around the world," The Everything Store was named The 2013 Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year.

The Everything Store will be available for purchase at the event during the reception and Mr. Stone will be available to chat and autograph copies of his book.

About the Speaker: Brad Stone is a senior writer for Bloomberg Businessweek and the author of The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon. The book, published in October 2013, was selected as Business Book of the Year by The Financial Times and Goldman Sachs.

Over the last few years, he’s authored over a dozen cover stories for Businessweek on companies such as Apple, Google, Amazon, Yahoo, Twitter, Facebook and the Chinese search firm Baidu. When he’s not attempting to deconstruct the high-tech firms charting our future, he has written about beleaguered domestic airlines, weaponized drone warplanes, the retail giant Costo, and traced the deceptions of an international con-artistand alleged murderer. Brad joined Businessweek from the New York Times, where he had been a reporter since 2006. He covered Internet trends, as well as Silicon Valley’s biggest companies from the newspaper’s San Francisco bureau. In addition to writing for the paper, he wrote a weekly column, Ping, and was a founding writer of the paper’s technology blog, Bits. From 1998 to 2006, Brad served as the Silicon Valley Correspondent for Newsweek magazine, writing for the technology and business sections of the magazine and authoring a regular online column. Brad is also the author of one previous work of non-fiction, Gearheads: the Turbulent Rise of Robotic Sports. The book was a BookSense 76 pick and the San Francisco Chronicle selected it as one of the best books of 2003. It covers the emergence of what was then the new breed of robot hobbyists and hardware hackers. Brad graduated from Columbia University in 1993 and is originally from Cleveland, Ohio. He lives in San Francisco with his twin daughters.