Businessweek’s Stone wins Book of the Year
Bloomberg Businessweek reporter Brad Stone won the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award 2013 for “The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon.”
The book is the definitive story of Amazon.com, one of the most successful companies in the world, and of its driven, brilliant founder, Jeff Bezos.
The award, which recognizes the book that provides “the most compelling and enjoyable insight into modern business issues,” was presented Monday evening to Stone in London by Lionel Barber, editor of the Financial Times and chair of the panel of judges, and Lloyd C. Blankfein, chairman and chief executive officer, The Goldman Sachs Group.
Stone won a £30,000 prize (about $48,297 as of today’s currency conversion rate). Each of the five runners-up received a check for £10,000 (about $16,099 as of today’s currency conversion rate).
“This is an inspirational business book which captures the culture of Amazon and the character of its founder Jeff Bezos,” said Barber in a statement. “A must-read for disrupters around the world.”