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 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.[12][13]

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.[14]

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 San Francisco. Stone is a twin, and he has a set of twins as well.[citation needed] 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. 
  12. ^ Stone, Brad (2007-08-06). "'Fake Steve' Blogger Comes Clean". The New York Times. 
  13. ^ The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs
  14. ^ With Carol Matlack (2012-06-28). "The Talented M. Despallières". Bloomberg BusinessWeek. Retrieved 2013-11-21. 
  15. ^ Andrew Hill (September 18, 2013). "Finalists that are worthy of a bruising debate". Financial Times. Retrieved September 21, 2013. 
  16. ^ 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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