The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon: Read about the rise of Jeff Bezos and Amazon.com. This is a good read (although Jeff Bezos’ missus have given it a one star rating at the amazon.com book review). Read about how incredibly difficult it is to build a retail titan, and how much astute risk-taking is need to compete with other retail giants.
At the end of the book is listed Jeff Bezos’ reading list:
The Remains of the Day, by Kazuo Ishiguro (1989).
Sam Walton: Made in America, by Sam Walton with John Huey (1992).
Memos from the Chairman, by Alan Greenberg (1996).
The Mythical Man-Month, by Frederick P. Brooks Jr. (1975).”
Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies, by Jim Collins and Jerry I. Porras (1994).
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap… and Others Don’t, by Jim Collins (2001).
Creation: Life and How to Make It, by Steve Grand (2001).
The Innovator’s Dilemma: The Revolutionary Book That Will Change the Way You Do Business, by Clayton M. Christensen (1997).
Lean Thinking: Banish Waste and Create Wealth in Your Corporation, by James P. Womack and Daniel T. Jones (1996).
The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb (2007).