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This Internet Millionaire Has a New Deal For You

What happens after your goofy little company gets swallowed by Amazon.

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The Secrets of Bezos

What it’s like to work for, compete against, and find out you’re the biological father of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. An excerpt from The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon.

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Return to the Rainforest

The son of an American anthropologist returns to the Amazon to reunite with his mother, an indigenous tribeswoman.

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The Cult of Amazon

The “blood sport” of classical music reviews.

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Amazon Unpacked

Thousands of new warehouse jobs were supposed to help lift a struggling British economy. Instead, employees started equating the work with “being in a slave camp.”

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The Best Book Reviews Money Can Buy

Inside the business of manufacturing online product reviews.

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I Was a Warehouse Wage Slave

Reporting undercover from inside the online-shipping industry.

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The End of Borders and the Future of Books

The demise of America’s favorite mega-bookstore and the factors beyond the e-book boom that fueled the book retail meltdown.

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Heart of Dark Chocolate

You know this one: German guy heads into tribal jungle deep upriver, sends the company crazy reports full of radical ideas—and then goes totally rogue. Only this time it's not ivory he's after. It's a secret lost for centuries: the finest cacao on earth.
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The Great Tech War Of 2012

Apple vs. Google vs. Facebook vs. Amazon.

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The Omnivore

On Jeff Bezos, Amazon, and the genesis of the Kindle.

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The Lost City of Z

A mystery embedded deep within the Amazon.

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What Amazon Fears Most: Diapers

Diapers.com has a stripped-down business model, a massive warehouse staffed by robots, and a legitimate chance to outsell Amazon.