This Bloomberg post is written by Brad Stone, who literally wrote the book on Amazon. Amazon has bet 7 years and hundreds of millions of dollars to get rid of cashiers. | learn more
Author: Brad Stone
This story is brought to you from the same author as The Everything Store, an excellent book about Amazon. With his tech reporter credentials he’s able to get exclusive and deep access to the key players involved in the growth of storied tech companies.
This book’s subjects are Uber and Airbnb, the titans of the so-called sharing economy. I have been following both companies for a while from my perch as a “tech enthusiast”. I also claim fame as an early adopter of Uber in Chicago, having used it a couple times to show off back when it only offered black cars. 🙂
I am glad to report that there was a lot to each company’s founding story that I learned from this book. I now have a much clearer understanding of the players involved in the origin stories, including the founders, competitors, and investors. It was fascinating to learn, and I encourage my fellow technophiles and startup enthusiasts to read this book.
Brad Stone (author of The Everything Store) details the battleground that these two giants are going to fight over. Wal-Mart has made major investments, but what happens next? | learn more