Brad Stone (journalist)
|Born||c. 1971 (age 51–52)|
|Education||Columbia University (BA)|
|Occupation||Journalist & Author|
|Known for||Journalism and authorship|
Brad Stone (born c. 1971) is an American journalist and New York Times bestselling author. Stone is the author of the books, Amazon Unbound: Jeff Bezos and the Invention of a Global Empire (2021), The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon (2013), The Upstarts: How Uber, Airbnb, and the Killer Companies of the New Silicon Valley are Changing the World, and Gearheads: the Turbulent Rise of Robotic Sports.
Early life and education
Stone was raised in suburban Cleveland, Ohio, and lives in Northern California. He is an alumnus of Columbia University.
Stone is senior executive editor of the global technology group at Bloomberg News and based in Bloomberg's San Francisco bureau. Previously, Stone was a senior writer for Bloomberg Businessweek, for which he has written numerous in-depth cover stories on leading technology companies. Prior to Bloomberg, he was a reporter for The New York Times and Newsweek magazine. Stone is a frequent guest on Bloomberg Technology, a daily show focused on breaking technology news.
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.
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.
In October 2013, Little, Brown & Co. published Stone's book The Everything Store about the rise of Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com.
In January 2017, Little, Brown & Co. published The Upstarts: How Uber, Airbnb, and the Killer Companies of the New Silicon Valley Are Changing the World.
In May 2021, Simon & Schuster published Amazon Unbound: Jeff Bezos and the Invention of a Global Empire, about Amazon's rise to become a trillion-dollar company and Bezos's emergence as the wealthiest person in the world.
Awards and honors
- 2013 Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award, winner for The Everything Store
- ^ "Business Books - Best Sellers - November 3, 2013 - The New York Times". Retrieved 2017-01-08.
- ^ 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.
- ^ 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.
- ^ "Brad Stone '93 Examines Amazon and the Man Behind It". Columbia College Today. Summer 2014. Archived from the original on 2016-12-26. Retrieved December 21, 2020.
- ^ "Brad Stone". Bloomberg BusinessWeek. Archived from the original on 2013-11-21. Retrieved 2013-11-21.
- ^ Bishop, Todd (2013-10-26). "Amazon: Burning the book business or making it better?". GeekWire. Retrieved 2013-11-21.
- ^ Stone, Brad. "Brad Stone - The New York Times". The New York Times. Retrieved 2013-11-21.
- ^ Web of Risks
- ^ "Does Bill Gates Miss Being an Operator? - Bing Videos". Bing.com. Archived from the original on 2013-12-03. Retrieved 2013-11-21.
- ^ Stone, Brad (2007-08-06). "'Fake Steve' Blogger Comes Clean". The New York Times.
- ^ "The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs". Archived from the original on 2007-07-11. Retrieved 2007-08-06.
- ^ With Carol Matlack (2012-06-28). "The Talented M. Despallières". Bloomberg BusinessWeek. Archived from the original on July 1, 2012. Retrieved 2013-11-21.
- ^ "Bike shop owner discovers he's father of Amazon founder". USA TODAY. Retrieved 2017-01-08.
- ^ Andrew Hill (September 18, 2013). "Finalists that are worthy of a bruising debate". Financial Times. Archived from the original on 2022-12-11. Retrieved September 21, 2013.
- ^ Andrew Hill (November 18, 2013). "Account of Jeff Bezos and Amazon wins Business Book of the Year". Financial Times. Archived from the original on 2022-12-11. Retrieved November 19, 2013.
- Brad Stone interviewed on the TV show Triangulation on the TWiT.tv network