Brad Stone (journalist)

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Brad Stone
Brad stone 2013.jpg
Brad Stone at the 2013 Texas Book Festival
Bornc.1971 (age 49–50)
NationalityAmerican
EducationColumbia University (BA)
OccupationJournalist & Author
EmployerBloomberg Businessweek
Known forJournalism and authorship

Brad Stone (born c. 1971) is an American journalist and New York Times bestselling author.[1] 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.[2] [3]

Early life and education[edit]

Stone was raised in suburban Cleveland, Ohio, and lives in Northern California. He is an alumnus of Columbia University.[4]

Career[edit]

Stone is senior executive editor of the global technology group at Bloomberg News and based in Bloomberg's San Francisco bureau.[5] Previously, Stone was a senior writer for Bloomberg Businessweek, for which he has written numerous in-depth cover stories on leading technology companies.[6] Prior to Bloomberg, he was a reporter for The New York Times[7] and Newsweek magazine.[8] Stone is a frequent guest on Bloomberg Technology, a daily show focused on breaking technology news.[9]

Works[edit]

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.[10][11]

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.[12]

In October 2013, Little, Brown & Co. published Stone's book The Everything Store about the rise of Amazon.com.[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 Amazon.com.[13]

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.[3]

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[edit]

Notes[edit]

  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 '93 Examines Amazon and the Man Behind It". Columbia College Today. Summer 2014. Retrieved December 21, 2020.
  5. ^ "Brad Stone". Bloomberg BusinessWeek. Archived from the original on 2013-11-21. Retrieved 2013-11-21.
  6. ^ Bishop, Todd (2013-10-26). "Amazon: Burning the book business or making it better?". GeekWire. Retrieved 2013-11-21.
  7. ^ Stone, Brad. "Brad Stone - The New York Times". The New York Times. Retrieved 2013-11-21.
  8. ^ Web of Risks
  9. ^ "Does Bill Gates Miss Being an Operator? - Bing Videos". Bing.com. Archived from the original on 2013-12-03. Retrieved 2013-11-21.
  10. ^ Stone, Brad (2007-08-06). "'Fake Steve' Blogger Comes Clean". The New York Times.
  11. ^ "The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs". Archived from the original on 2007-07-11. Retrieved 2007-08-06.
  12. ^ With Carol Matlack (2012-06-28). "The Talented M. Despallières". Bloomberg BusinessWeek. Retrieved 2013-11-21.
  13. ^ "Bike shop owner discovers he's father of Amazon founder". USA TODAY. Retrieved 2017-01-08.
  14. ^ Andrew Hill (September 18, 2013). "Finalists that are worthy of a bruising debate". Financial Times. Retrieved September 21, 2013.
  15. ^ 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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