By Kalpanik S.
in the back of Amazon’s quirky smile emblem lurks a chilly and calculating great computer. writer Kalpanik S. finds his personal smile as he tells the a little quirky tale of his advanced, and sometimes hilarious, courting with Amazon. From the subtle wit in his portrayal of the courtship interval in “How To Get employed via Amazon In Ten Days”, to the darkish humor of the disillusionment interval in “The chilly, Calculating Machine”, Kalpanik’s tale is greater than simply an insider’s view of the large computing device often called Amazon.com. It’s a latest, common tale of the uneasy courting among somebody and today’s gargantuan organizations. in spite of everything, it's also a narrative of redemption for inventive and freethinking participants that outline the United States.
<h3>Acclaim for the book</h3>
...... i admire his leaps of mind's eye, and the phrases which hook us in, make us imagine this is often our tale.
for instance, here's what it capacity to yearn for attractiveness: "I checked out Seattle's glistening skyline on one facet and its attractive waterfront at the different and requested it a similar questions I had requested San Francisco 16 years in the past: will it settle for me? Or will its humans deal with me as somebody diverse, now not considered one of them?“
total, a hip, humorous and but very poignant tale!
.....John Lehman, writer of "Everything is Changing”
This variation of the ebook used to be revised in December 2011 to incorporate author's viewpoint at the 2011 Amazon Warehouse scandal, the place a close investigative document on employee remedy at a local warehouse through an area newspaper stuck nationwide media realization.
<h3>Confessions of a international born writer </h3>
I needs to confess that English is my 3rd language, or even notwithstanding this e-book has been edited via a number of specialist local English editors, it truly is obvious—even to me— that this booklet is written through a Foreign-born writer.
Foreign-born or now not, i feel i've got a expertise for storytelling, and i've switched over a lifeless topic—the transformation of Amazon from a retail site to a marketplace—into an engaging and full of life tale.
while you're searching for a 1,000-page treatise on Amazon that may be used for example of excellent grammar within the highschool English grammar classification, then this publication will not be definitely the right publication for you. There are a number of different books on Amazon that are written in ideal English yet are completely dull.
A ebook approximately Amazon should be lovely dry, so i've got attempted so as to add a few humor. In my try and make this ebook humorous, a couple of evidence can have been stretched. I quote this passage from 21 puppy Years: Doing Time @ Amazon.com, written by way of Mike Daisey, a fellow Amazon alumnus–turned writer:
“Some proof have been injured within the telling of this tale. the reality, notwithstanding, continues to be unharmed.”
That applies to this e-book besides.
To appreciate the privateness of the folk all for this tale, their names were replaced — with one exception. belief me, there fairly is a man named Jeff Bezos who works at Amazon.
All in all, i'm pleased with my paintings, get pleasure from!
[Signed] Kalpanik S.
be aware: parts of this publication were formerly released less than titles "Seattle Adventures", "Artificial Imagination" and "Welcome to the USA".