the everything store by Brad Stone: my book review

the everything store
the everything store

“the everything store” by Brad Stone is a very in-depth analysis of the beginning of the Amazon story. And, of course, the main actor in this story is Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.

The story begins in the East Coast with Bezos working for an investment house. Starting here, Stone takes us on a journey inside Bezos entrepreneurial mind throughout the humble beginnings of Amazon as it grew into the behemoth that it is today.

I’ve read Accidental Billionaires as well as Hatching Twitter. I’ve even read the Steve Jobs book. “the everything store” is different. This is no soap opera story; although many former employees might tell you that they felt they were in one when they worked there.

Stone’s book is a serious business look at what makes Bezos tick and what makes Amazon as feared by competitors while being admired by entrepreneurs; both at the same time.

 

Still humanizing digital: Shopify acquires Jet Cooper

Congrats to Satish Kanwar, Verne Ho and the entire team! It was formally announced today that Ottawa-based tech darling Shopify acquired Canada’s premier user experience agency Jet Cooper. You can read about the news on the Shopify website.

I’ve had the fortunate opportunity to know Satish from when he was with Microsoft and made the transition to business owner in 2009. Since then I’ve had the pleasure of sharing coffee’s and picking up some great nuggets from him. And for that I’m thankful.

Like many other friends and observers, I am not alone in wishing everyone all the best!

Since 2009 I’ve formally interviewed Satish a number of times. Here’s a link to an interview I did 6 months after the birth of Jet Cooper. I hope you enjoy reading it: Creating smart user experiences with Jet Cooper.