I’ve been using Amazon since the days I was working for fatbrain, despite they were our biggest competitor. We were third, after Amazon and Barnes-and-Noble, but we did better in B2B market. In fact, we were saved from death when Barnes-and-Noble acquired our company during the rough times of 2000. The landscape has changed a lot since then but Amazon is still number one by far.
I really like their Web2.0 products. Book reviews, for example, are irreplaceable. Let alone it happened before the term Web2.0 came out. Reading List, a Linkedin application, where users share book recommendations. To me, it’s very useful to watch, and be guided by, what industry leaders read and recommend. Whether in software, Internet marketing or any other field, I find book reviews and recommendations very useful.
Amazon’s Wish Lists, is also brilliant. I’ve created several actually, to bookmark my favorite books, even if I have them and already read them.
I’ve taken it one step further and added this page to share my recommended readings, in technology, and that page, for business and people management. I intend to add more recommendations in other fields, if I get good feedback from you.
Please let me know what you think. I’m sure you’ll have great additions to this modest list.