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Disrupted

Ludicrous Misadventures in the Tech Start-up Bubble

This book can be downloaded and read in iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.

Description

Dan Lyons was Technology Editor at Newsweek Magazine for years, a magazine writer at the top of his profession. One Friday morning he received a phone call: his job no longer existed. Fifty years old and with a wife and two young kids, Dan was unemployed and facing financial oblivion. Then an idea hit. Dan had long reported on Silicon Valley and the tech explosion. Why not join it? HubSpot, a Boston start-up, was flush with $100 million in venture capital. They offered Dan a pile of stock options for the nebulous role of "marketing fellow." What could possibly go wrong?

What follows is a hilarious and excoriating account of Dan's time at the start-up and a revealing window onto the dysfunctional culture that prevails in a world flush with cash and devoid of experience. Filled with stories of meaningless jargon, teddy bears at meetings, push-up competitions and all-night parties, this uproarious tale is also a trenchant analysis of the dysfunctional start-up world, a de facto conspiracy between those who start companies and those who fund them. It is a world where bad ideas are rewarded with hefty investments, where companies blow money lavishing perks on their post-collegiate workforces, and where everybody is trying to hang on just long enough to cash out with a fortune.

Customer Reviews

Interesting, funny and easy to follow along

As someone who follows the tech industry, it was refreshing to read about life on the inside.
The pacing of the book seemed perfect, at no point did I want to skip or skim read. Definitely worth your time if you're interested in this stuff.

Disrupted
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  • £5.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Internet
  • Published: 26 May 2016
  • Publisher: Atlantic Books
  • Print Length: 375 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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