According to journalist Brad Stone, Santa Claus and Amazon.com share a few things in common: they both know what you want for Christmas and they have armies of menial laborers working in remote warehouses to fulfill your desires. In his book "The Everything Store," Stone chronicles the rise of Amazon from a small-fry bookseller to the pinnacle of Internet retail. The story’s also about Jeff Bezos, the company’s innovative and demanding founder. Stone joins us Wednesday to profile an online juggernaut that has changed the way we shop and read. (Rebroadcast)
Brad Stone has covered Amazon and technology in Silicon Valley for fifteen years. He's a senior writer for Bloomberg Businessweek, and his new book is called The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon[Amazon|Indiebound].