Bezonomics: How Amazon Is Changing Our Lives and What the World's Best Companies Are Learning from It

Category: Book
By (author): Dumaine, Brian
  BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Corporate & Business History
  BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / E-Commerce / General (see also COMPUTERS / Electronic Commer
Publisher: Scribner
Published: May 2021
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 8.37in x 5.50in
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From The Publisher*An "illuminating, lucid, and finely detailed" (The Washington Post) look at Amazon's world-dominating business model, the current competitors either imitating or trying to outfox Amazon, and "how Jeff Bezos turned Amazon into the world's lockdown necessity" (The Times, UK)-from an award-winning Fortune magazine writer.

Like Henry Ford, Sam Walton, or Steve Jobs in the early years of Ford, Walmart, and Apple, Jeff Bezos is the business story of the decade. Bezos, the richest man on the planet, has built one of the most efficient wealth-creation machines in history with more than 2% of US household income being spent on nearly 500 million products shipped from warehouses in seventeen countries. Amazon's business model has not only turned the retail industry and cloud computing inside out, but now its tentacles are squeezing media and advertising, and disrupting the state of technology, the economy, job creation, and society at large. Amazon's impact is so pervasive that business leaders in nearly every sector around the world need to understand how this force of nature operates.

Based on unprecedented behind-the-scenes reporting from 150 sources inside and outside of Amazon, Bezonomics unveils the underlying principles Jeff Bezos uses to achieve his dominance-customer obsession, extreme innovation, and long-term management, all supported by artificial intelligence-and shows how these are being borrowed and replicated by companies across the United States, in China, and elsewhere. Including tips for Amazon-proofing your business, Bezonomics answers the fundamental question: How are Amazon and its imitators affecting the way we live, and what can we learn from them?

A goldmine for some, and a threat for others, "Bezonomics" has proven to be a life-shaping force in our lives both now and in the foreseeable future.
Review Quote*Praise for Bezonomics:

"An illuminating exploration...Dumaine is a careful reporter, and his descriptions of Amazon's operations are lucid and finely detailed."
-The Washington Post
Review Quote*"What makes this book a great read, however, is the way Dumaine shines a light on the man who has made Amazon such a success."
-The London Sunday Times
Review Quote*"Does a valuable job of explaining how Amazon sees itself."
-Financial Times
Review Quote*"An addictive read-one of the most compelling business books I've ever read."
-The Scotsman
Review Quote*"An eye-opening work...a crash course on how Jeff Bezos turned Amazon into the world's lockdown necessity."
-The Times (UK)
Review Quote*"Where the book really shines is in its detailed but clear exposition of how the Amazon phenomenon was built on expert data analysis, marketplace psychology and perpetual innovation-and where it is headed."
-Mail on Sunday (UK)
Review Quote*"Meticulously researched [and] written engagingly."
-Scotland on Sunday
Review Quote*"Dumaine offers a lively history of Amazon's huge success and forecasts its effect on 21st-century business."
-Kirkus Reviews
Review Quote*"Brian Dumaine has written a touchstone book, significant in helping people understand some of the big underlying forces changing the world we live in. In fifty years, historians may look back at Bezonomics and point out that its choice of protagonist captured the essence of what was happening at the time-in our society, in our culture, and in our economy. Dumaine is a crisp and incisive writer, able to weave big, arcing themes with vivid details and narrative stories to make his insights come to life."
-Jim Collins, author of Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…and Others Don't