Brad Stone (journalist)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Brad Stone
Brad stone 2013.jpg
Brad Stone at the 2013 Texas Book Festival
Bornc.1971 (age 48–49)
OccupationJournalist & Author
EmployerBloomberg Businessweek
Known forJournalism and authorship

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] Stone's third book, The Upstarts: How Uber, Airbnb, and the Killer Companies of the New Silicon Valley are Changing the World, was published in 2017.[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 2017, Little, Brown & Co. published The Upstarts: How Uber, Airbnb, and the Killer Companies of the New Silicon Valley Are Changing the World.[3]

Awards and honors[edit]

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. Archived from the original on 2013-11-21. 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". Archived from the original on 2013-12-03. 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". Archived from the original on 2007-07-11. Retrieved 2007-08-06.
  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.

External links[edit]