Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 7:30 – 9:00pm

Brad Stone with Nick Wingfield
Behind-the-Scenes: Amazon & Jeff Bezos

The Great Hall at Town Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. $5.

Civics, Media Library

BradStoneAmazon made its mark delivering new books quickly in smile-embossed boxes. But its visionary founder, Jeff Bezos, wasn’t content as just a bookseller; he wanted Amazon to become the world’s store, where everything is available to everyone, often in 24 hours—and, when possible, in fewer. To do so, he developed a corporate culture of ambition and drive and revolutionized retail the way Ford revolutionized manufacturing. With unprecedented access to former and current Amazon employees, Brad Stone (author of The Everything Store) offers the first fly-on-the-wall account of the world’s largest online retailer and its creator: In a club of tech innovators such as Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg, Bezos stands out for nimble, hypercompetitive business strategies, leading Amazon to ventures from personal hardware (e-readers and tablet PCs) to web hosting and publishing.

Brad Stone will appear in conversation with New York Times writer, Nick Wingfield.

Presented by: Town Hall as part of the Civic series, with Elliott Bay Book Company. Series supported by The Boeing Company, the RealNetworks Foundation, and the True-Brown Foundation. Series media sponsorship provided by The Stranger and KUOW.
Town Hall member benefits: Priority seating, discounted onsite book sales.

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