Brad Stone (journalist)

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Brad Stone
Brad stone 2013.jpg
Brad Stone at the 2013 Texas Book Festival
Born c.1971
Nationality American
Occupation Journalist & Author
Employer Bloomberg News
Known for The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon

Brad Stone (born c. 1971) is an American journalist and New York Times best selling author.[1] Stone is the author of the books The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon (2013) and Gearheads: the Turbulent Rise of Robotic Sports (2003).[2] In January 2017, Little, Brown and Company will publish Stone's third book, The Upstarts: How Uber, Airbnb, and the Killer Companies of the New Silicon Valley are Changing the World.[3]


Brad Stone is senior executive editor of the global technology group at Bloomberg News and based in Bloomberg's San Francisco bureau.[4] Previously, Stone was a senior writer for Bloomberg Businessweek for which he has written numerous in-depth cover stories on leading technology companies, including Apple,[5] Google,[6] Facebook,[7] Twitter,[8] Yahoo[9] and Amazon.[10] Prior to Bloomberg, he was a reporter for the New York Times[11] and Newsweek magazine.[12] Stone is a frequent guest on Bloomberg West, a daily show focused on technology.[13]


In 2003, Simon & Schuster published his first book, Gearheads: The Turbulent Rise of Robotic Sports, about the combat robot culture.

On August 5, 2007, Stone published a story in The New York Times exposing Forbes editor Daniel Lyons as "Fake Steve Jobs", the author of The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs.[14][15]

On June 28, 2012, Stone wrote in Business Week about his interactions with Frenchman Alexandre Despallieres, an alleged conman with suspected ties to the death of music executive Peter Ikin.[16]

In October 2013, Little, Brown & Co. published Stone's book The Everything Store about the rise of[2] Stone's reporting for the book led to the discovery of Jeff Bezos's biological father, an Arizona-based bike shop owner, who was previously unaware that his son was the founder and CEO of[17]

In January 2013, Little, Brown & Co. will publish The Upstarts: How Uber, Airbnb, and the Killer Companies of the New Silicon Valley are Changing the World.[3]

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Personal life and education[edit]

Stone was raised in suburban Cleveland, Ohio and lives in Northern California. He is an alumnus of the University School (1989) and Columbia University (1993).


  1. ^ "Business Books - Best Sellers - November 3, 2013 - The New York Times". Retrieved 2017-01-08. 
  2. ^ a b Stone, Brad (2013). The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon. New York: Little Brown and Co. ISBN 9780316219266. OCLC 856249407. 
  3. ^ a b Stone, Brad (2017-01-31). The Upstarts: How Uber, Airbnb, and the Killer Companies of the New Silicon Valley Are Changing the World (Lrg ed.). Little, Brown and Company. ISBN 9780316396813. 
  4. ^ "Brad Stone". Bloomberg BusinessWeek. Retrieved 2013-11-21. 
  5. ^ "Scott Forstall, the Sorcerer's Apprentice at Apple". Bloomberg BusinessWeek. 2011-10-12. Retrieved 2013-11-21. 
  6. ^ "Inside Google's Secret Lab". Bloomberg BusinessWeek. 2013-05-22. Retrieved 2013-11-21. 
  7. ^ "Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg Makes Operations Personal - Liz Gannes - Social". AllThingsD. 2011-05-11. Retrieved 2013-11-21. 
  8. ^ "Twitter, the Startup That Wouldn't Die". Bloomberg BusinessWeek. 2012-03-01. Retrieved 2013-11-21. 
  9. ^ With Douglas MacMillan (2013-08-01). "Can Marissa Mayer Save Yahoo?". Bloomberg BusinessWeek. Retrieved 2013-11-21. 
  10. ^ Bishop, Todd (2013-10-26). "Amazon: Burning the book business or making it better?". GeekWire. Retrieved 2013-11-21. 
  11. ^ Stone, Brad. "Brad Stone - The New York Times". The New York Times. Retrieved 2013-11-21. 
  12. ^ Web of Risks
  13. ^ "Does Bill Gates Miss Being an Operator? - Bing Videos". Retrieved 2013-11-21. 
  14. ^ Stone, Brad (2007-08-06). "'Fake Steve' Blogger Comes Clean". The New York Times. 
  15. ^ The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs
  16. ^ With Carol Matlack (2012-06-28). "The Talented M. Despallières". Bloomberg BusinessWeek. Retrieved 2013-11-21. 
  17. ^ "Bike shop owner discovers he's father of Amazon founder". USA TODAY. Retrieved 2017-01-08. 
  18. ^ Andrew Hill (September 18, 2013). "Finalists that are worthy of a bruising debate". Financial Times. Retrieved September 21, 2013. 
  19. ^ Andrew Hill (November 18, 2013). "Account of Jeff Bezos and Amazon wins Business Book of the Year". Financial Times. Retrieved November 19, 2013. 

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