Brad Stone -Amazon Unbound

May 30, 2021 | aging, books, culture, Health, politics, seniors, technology

Brad Stone -Amazon Unbound

The Not Old Better Show, Author Interview Series

Welcome to The Not Old Better Show.  I’m Paul Vogelzang and our packed show today includes this week’s Healthy Headline about Laughter Therapy, along with today’s guest, Brad Stone has written the most current, up-to-date, tell-all about Jeff Bezos and the ubiquitous Amazon!  

Shopping on has become part of our lives, and the Amazon delivery trucks can be seen everywhere, in nearly every country, and every neighborhood and block here in the US.  Half of US households are Amazon Prime members and Amazon’s annual 2020 revenue was $386 BN!



Brad Stone, author of the new book “Amazon Unbound,” tells us all about Amazon, the inside-the-store look at the largest online retailer in the world.  Brad Stone tells us how he managed to get inside the Jeff Bezos bubble, despite the fact that Amazon is “a secretive company and Bezos is a secretive person.” Brad Stone also says Bezos “won the Pandemic,” by providing products from A to Z (amazon’s logo), and delivery during the lockdown.  A real coup, benefit, and relief for all of us needing supplies but unwilling and prohibited from shopping without our masks. 

Brad Stone’s new book, Amazon Unbound, is an unvarnished picture of Amazon’s unprecedented growth and its billionaire founder, Jeff Bezos, revealing the most important business story of our time.  Listen as Brad Stone reads a passage from his new book, ‘Amazon Unbound,’ telling us the story of how Jeff Bezos fell in love with the ‘single cow burger.’ An amazing story…

That of course was our guest today, author Brad Stone reading a passage from his new book, ‘Amazon Unbound.’

Brad Stone is senior executive editor of global technology at Bloomberg News. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon, which has been translated into over thirty-five languages. He has covered Silicon Valley for more than twenty years and lives in the San Francisco Bay area, and Brad Stone is here with us today. 

Before we talk to Brad Stone, as always, let’s go to our Healthy Headline of the week:  Why Laughter Therapy can Be Such Powerful Medicine for The Trying Times.  After a year of social isolation and lockdown, so many in our audience here on The Not Old Better Show are at risk of isolation and loneliness.  Laughing is an excellent way to reduce stress in our lives, and can help you to cope with and survive a stressful lifestyle. Laughter provides a full-scale workout for your muscles and unleashes a rush of stress-busting endorphins. 

Samuel Langhorne Clemons, whose pen name was Mark Twain, lauded as the “greatest humorist the United States has produced, once said:  “Against the assault of laughter, nothing can stand.” 

From the National Institutes of Health Research, Dr. CYK Williams and his team in the UK reviewed several studies on the subjects of how best to overcome the risks associated with isolation and loneliness, using laughter.  Laughter Therapy has been around for a while, but a new review of the research by Dr. Williams indicates more effective use.

Now our interview with Bloomberg finance writer Brad Stone,  author of the new book, ‘Amazon Unbound.’ 

My thanks to Brad Stone, author of the new book ‘Amazon Unbound.’  Hopefully, today’s show has shed some insight into and its leader Jeff Bezos.  Shop smart online and one more fact, as you probably know, Jeff Bezos has stepped down as CEO of Amazon.  Bezos left in his Prime.  It’s a joke!  Remember laughter is important! You can find out more on our website:  Thanks for joining us today and until next time, Let’s Talk About Better.  

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