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How did Amazon come to be worth more than $1 trillion?

The cover of "The Everything War" and author Dana Mattioli. (Courtesy)
The cover of "The Everything War" and author Dana Mattioli. (Courtesy)

Was Amazon’s success from innovating retail or cornering the market on e-commerce when the internet was still a fringe part of society? Was it by creeping into every part of our daily lives, from shopping to entertainment to health care? Or was it through the iron-fisted leadership and take-no-prisoners attitude of its founder Jeff Bezos?

A new book explores all of those questions and more. It’s called “The Everything War: Amazon’s Ruthless Quest to Own the World and Remake Corporate Power.”

Author Dana Mattioli, a reporter for the Wall Street Journal, talks about it with Here & Now‘s Scott Tong.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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