Amazonia : Five Years at the Epicenter of the Dot.Com Juggernaut, Hardback

Amazonia : Five Years at the Epicenter of the Dot.Com Juggernaut Hardback

4 out of 5 (1 rating)


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 288 pages
  • Publisher: The New Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Biography: general
  • ISBN: 9781565848702



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An interesting account of the rise and fall and rise and fall and rise of Amazon from a small company to a huge juggernaut of a store, the triumph of accountants over the book people and the triumph of Jeff Bezos' vision of an online book marketplace that has moved away from books and diversified.James Marcus spent five years, starting quite early in the company's story, with amazon and he details a lot of what happened from his point of view. It's interesting and you can see some of the pangs of regret as his job takes over his life and his life suffers.I was an early adopter of amazon and remember early days of shopping there but some of what he is proud of and remembers from then really didn't filter through all that well to my level. A shame really, but then again it was an interesting thing to watch from the outside then and interesting for me to watch from the inside now, looking back. Where amazon is going to go is anyone's guess but it has certainly carved a niche for itself in the world of books.

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