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
Employer Bloomberg Businessweek
Known for The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon

Brad Stone (born c. 1971) is an American journalist and the author of the books Gearheads: the Turbulent Rise of Robotic Sports (2003) and The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon (2013).[1]


Brad Stone is a senior writer for Bloomberg Businessweek, based in Bloomberg's San Francisco bureau.[2] He has written many cover stories on leading technology companies, including Apple,[3] Google,[4] Facebook,[5] Twitter,[6] Yahoo[7] and Amazon.[8] Previously, he was a reporter for the New York Times[9] and Newsweek magazine.[10] Stone is a frequent guest on Bloomberg West, a daily show focused on technology.[11]

In 2009, Stone was found to have obfuscated the connections between himself and the sources interviewed for a trend story about people checking their e-mail first thing in the morning. Times spokesoman Catherine Mathis told the blog, the nytpicker "If the editors of the article had known about the relationships among those quoted, that would have given them additional reason to ask for more examples."[12]


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.[13][14]

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.[15]

In October 2013, Little, Brown & Co. published Stone's book The Everything Store about the rise of[1]

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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. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ "Brad Stone". Bloomberg BusinessWeek. Retrieved 2013-11-21. 
  3. ^ "Scott Forstall, the Sorcerer's Apprentice at Apple". Bloomberg BusinessWeek. 2011-10-12. Retrieved 2013-11-21. 
  4. ^ "Inside Google's Secret Lab". Bloomberg BusinessWeek. 2013-05-22. Retrieved 2013-11-21. 
  5. ^ "Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg Makes Operations Personal - Liz Gannes - Social". AllThingsD. 2011-05-11. Retrieved 2013-11-21. 
  6. ^ "Twitter, the Startup That Wouldn't Die". Bloomberg BusinessWeek. 2012-03-01. Retrieved 2013-11-21. 
  7. ^ With Douglas MacMillan (2013-08-01). "Can Marissa Mayer Save Yahoo?". Bloomberg BusinessWeek. Retrieved 2013-11-21. 
  8. ^ Bishop, Todd (2013-10-26). "Amazon: Burning the book business or making it better?". GeekWire. Retrieved 2013-11-21. 
  9. ^ Stone, Brad. "Brad Stone - The New York Times". The New York Times. Retrieved 2013-11-21. 
  10. ^ Web of Risks
  11. ^ "Does Bill Gates Miss Being an Operator? - Bing Videos". Retrieved 2013-11-21. 
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  13. ^ Stone, Brad (2007-08-06). "'Fake Steve' Blogger Comes Clean". The New York Times. 
  14. ^ The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs
  15. ^ With Carol Matlack (2012-06-28). "The Talented M. Despallières". Bloomberg BusinessWeek. Retrieved 2013-11-21. 
  16. ^ Andrew Hill (September 18, 2013). "Finalists that are worthy of a bruising debate". Financial Times. Retrieved September 21, 2013. 
  17. ^ 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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