Brad Stone Quotes.

1. "We are genuinely customer-centric, we are genuinely long-term oriented and we genuinely like to invent"
- Quote by Brad Stone

2. "世纪70年代初,一位名叫茱莉·雷(Julie Ray)的广告经理被一项创新计划深深吸引,这是在得克萨斯"
- Brad Stone, 一网打尽:贝佐斯与亚马逊时代

3. "If you want to build a truly great company you have got to ride a really big wave. And you’ve got to be able to look at market waves and technology waves in a different way than other folks and see it happening sooner, know how to position yourself out there, prepare yourself, pick the right surfboard—in other words, bring the right management team in, build the right platform underneath you. Only then can you ride a truly great wave."
- Brad Stone, The Upstarts: How Uber

4. "Wow, you guys are like cockroaches, Graham finally said. You just won’t die.16"
- Brad Stone, The Upstarts: How Uber

5. "It’s about a crucial era during which old regimes fell, new leaders emerged, new social contracts were forged between strangers, the topography of cities changed, and the upstarts roamed the earth."
- Brad Stone, The Upstarts: How Uber

6. "Nevertheless, Blecharczyk came through with a new version of a site on March 3, a week before the annual conference in Austin, Texas. The new slogan was A friend, not a front desk."
- Brad Stone, The Upstarts: How Uber

7. "A few weeks later, Chesky decided that the founders of the struggling company should apply to the prestigious Y Combinator startup school, which invested seventeen thousand dollars in each startup, took a 7 percent ownership stake, and surrounded founders with mentors and technology luminaries during an intense three-month program. It was a last-ditch effort and Chesky actually missed the application deadline by a day. Michael Seibel, an alumnus of the program (and later its CEO), had to ask the organizers to let the company submit late. They got permission, and the co-founders were invited for an interview. Blecharczyk flew out to San Francisco and crashed on the living-room couch on Rausch Street, and the three co-founders gathered themselves for one last try."
- Brad Stone, The Upstarts: How Uber

8. "McAdoo and Graham were discussing that most essential characteristic of great entrepreneurs: mental toughness, the ability to overcome the hurdles and negativity that typically accompany something new. McAdoo and his partners had identified this kind of true grit as the most important attribute in the founders of their successful portfolio companies, like Google and PayPal."
- Brad Stone, The Upstarts: How Uber

9. "When you are eighty years old, and in a quiet moment of reflection narrating for only yourself the most personal version of your life story, the telling that will be most compact and meaningful will be the series of choices you have made. In the end, we are our choices. —Jeff Bezos, commencement speech at Princeton University, May 30, 2010"
- Brad Stone, The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon

10. "It’s easier to invent the future than to predict it."
- Brad Stone, The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon

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