: New: Book Report: The Everything Store

It's a history of Amazon. That's Amazon the company, not the Amazon region of what-have-you. As near as I can tell, mean people thrive as Amazon negotiators. In various areas, Amazon will start out with someone nice making win-win partner deals or other deals. Then that person quits, a mean person steps in, and soon Amazon acts ruthlessly in that area. Sometimes, you root for Amazon, as when they're going up against author-screwing book publishers or shudder the jewelry industry. But mostly you don't. And even when you do, you wonder how toxic the company will become.

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