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36. "He sees different: Ibid.

37. Minor had been building: Ibid.

37. "I know you said: Bayers, "The Inner Bezos."

39. "the most technologically sophisticated: James Aley, "Wall Street's King Quant: David Shaw's Secret Formulas Pile Up Money. Now He Wants a Piece of the Net," Fortune, February 5, 1996.

39. "a pleasurable person: Bayers, "The Inner Bezos."

39. "Outside of Bill Gates: Joseph Gallivan, "The Billion-Dollar Bookseller," Independent, May 12, 1998.

40. "The number one criterion: Bayers, "The Inner Bezos."

41. "Life's too short: Ibid.

Chapter 4: Jeff Discovers the Internet.

44. "You know, things just: "Interview with Jeff Bezos."

44. "I had never seen: Bezos, "A Bookstore by Any Other Name."

47. "Books are incredibly unusual: Ibid.

47. with a combined market share: Spector, Get Big Fast.

50. "I didn't think of it: Streitfeld, "Booking the Future"

50. I knew that when: Spector, Get Big Fast.

Chapter 5: Three Nerds and an Accountant.

58. A couple of years later: Spector, Get Big Fast.

58. (It turns out that story: de Jonge, "Riding the Wild, Perilous Waters of"

59. It was apparent that: Bezos, "A Bookstore by Any Other Name."

60. "One of the things: Ibid.

60. Others at Amazon, however: Spector, Get Big Fast.

61. By the end of 1994: Ibid.

62. "That's actually a very: Quittner, "Jeff Bezos: An Eye on the Future."

63. "I thought he would be: Spector, Get Big Fast.

Chapter 6: How to Build a Better Bookstore.

68. "We made some good: Spector, Get Big Fast.

71. If a book had to be: Ibid.

72. They would order books: Ibid.

73. About half the customers: Ibid.

74. Davis later recalled that: Ibid.

75. "The Web is an infant: d.i.c.kson L. Louie, "," paper for Harvard Business School, April 9, 1998.

78. "They would deliver: Bezos, "A Bookstore by Any Other Name."

Chapter 7: Growing Pains.

82. One room of the office: Spector, Get Big Fast.

83. "Jerry said, 'We think: Bezos, "A Bookstore by Any Other Name."

83. "We found that customers: Video from Jeff Bezos about Amazon and Zappos, July 27, 2009,, 84. The employee, Nicholas Lovejoy: Spector, Get Big Fast.

85. "It was also a curse: Bezos, "A Bookstore by Any Other Name."

86. "I started receiving letters: Alan Deutschman, "Inside the Mind of Jeff Bezos," Fast Company, August 1, 2004.

87. "I'm an outgoing person: William C. Taylor, "Who's Writing the Book on Web Business?" Fast Company, October 1996.

87. In the summer of 1996: Spector, Get Big Fast.

88. In 1998, Bezos described: Tim Clark, "Turning to a Global Page," CNET, April 8, 1998,

Chapter 8: Money to Burn Through.

92. Although Hanauer was impressed: Spector, Get Big Fast.

93. Forget the idea of: Ibid.

94. "We're only willing: Ibid.

95. "We had to compete: Michael S. Malone, "John Doerr's Startup Manual," Fast Company, February 28, 1997.

95. "We are not profitable: Seth Schiesel, "Payoff Still Elusive in Internet Gold Rush," New York Times, January 2, 1997.

96. At a 1997 picnic: Greg Linden, "Early Amazon: Get Big Fast," Geeking with Greg, January 25, 2006,

96. "Some people smoke: Kevin Kelleher and David Lazarus, "Amazon .com High on IPO. So Is Its Valuation,", March 26, 1997.

98. "The site is so fast: Michael Krantz, "Amazonian Challenge," Time, April 14, 1997.

Chapter 9: Growing Up.

101. In the interview, candidates: " Is Creative When Hiring Employees," Wall Street Journal, May 4, 1999.

101. "One of his mottos: Bayers, "The Inner Bezos."

101. Five years after: "Amazon Is Creative When Hiring Employees."

101. "We tell the temporary: Robert D. Hof, " The Wild World of E-Commerce," BusinessWeek, December 3, 1998.

101. "When you are working: " Is Creative When Hiring Employees."

104. "The logistics of distribution: Anthony Bianco, "Virtual Bookstores Start to Get Real," BusinessWeek, October 27, 1997.

105. There are huge efficiencies: Ibid.

106. he searched Amazon's database: Hof, " The Wild World Of E-Commerce."

107. You could say we: Saul Hansell, "For Amazon, a Holiday Risk: Can It Sell Acres of Everything?" New York Times, November 28, 1999.

Chapter 10: Who You Calling a Bookstore?.

110. "Our strategy is to become: Steve Homer, "d.a.m.n! What a Nice, Bookish Tyc.o.o.n," Independent, November 16, 1998.

110. "We've always said: Jonathan Rabinovitz, "Page of Progress: Amazon .com's Leader Looks at the Future of Selling on the Internet," San Jose Mercury News, October 11, 1998.

111. The Wall Street Journal: Suresh Kotha, " Expanding Beyond Books," October 16, 1998. University of Was.h.i.+ngton Business School,

111. "The company has been: Hof, " The Wild World of E-commerce."

112. "This is not a winner-take all: Jonathan Rabinovitz, "'s Leader Looks at the Future of Selling on the Internet," San Jose Mercury News, October 11, 1998. 1 14. "PlanetAll is the most: "In Looking to Branch Out, Amazon Goes Out on a Limb," Wall Street Journal, May 12, 1998.

114. "Junglee has a.s.sembled: Ibid.

115. "Our product extension: Kotha, " Expanding Beyond Books."

116. "Jeff was nervous: Jodi Mardesich and Marc Gunther, "Is Compet.i.tion Closing in on" Fortune, November 9, 1999.

116. "This venture has one: Ibid.

117. Bulkeley's job was "to make: Elisabeth b.u.miller, "Public Lives; On-Line Booksellers: A Tale of Two CEOs," New York Times, December 8, 1998.

117. "We're motivated. We've got: Ibid.

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