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Authors : Dan Lyons
Publisher : Hachette Books
Published Date : 2016-04-05
ISBN-13 : 9780316306072
Page : 272 Pages
Language : en




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DisruptedINSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“Disrupted by Dan Lyons is the best book about Silicon Valley today.”Los Angeles Times

“Hysterical.”—Kara Swisher, Recode

“Wildly entertaining.”—Ashlee Vance, New York Times-bestselling author of Elon Musk

For twenty-five years Dan Lyons was a magazine writer at the top of his profession–until one Friday morning when he received a phone call: Poof. His job no longer existed. “I think they just want to hire younger people,” his boss at Newsweek told him. Fifty years old and with a wife and two young kids, Dan was, in a word, screwed. 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 vague role of “marketing fellow.” What could go wrong?

HubSpotters were true believers: They were making the world a better place … by selling email spam. The office vibe was frat house meets cult compound: The party began at four thirty on Friday and lasted well into the night; “shower pods” became hook-up dens; a push-up club met at noon in the lobby, while nearby, in the “content factory,” Nerf gun fights raged. Groups went on “walking meetings,” and Dan’s absentee boss sent cryptic emails about employees who had “graduated” (read: been fired). In the middle of all this was Dan, exactly twice the age of the average HubSpot employee, and literally old enough to be the father of most of his co-workers, sitting at his desk on his bouncy-ball “chair.”

Mixed in with Lyons’s uproarious tale of his rise and fall at Hubspot is a trenchant analysis of the start-up world, a de facto conspiracy between those who start companies and those who fund them, 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 reach an IPO and cash out.

With a cast of characters that includes devilish angel investors, fad-chasing venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and “wantrapreneurs,” bloggers and brogrammers, social climbers and sociopaths, Disrupted is a gripping and definitive account of life in the (second) tech bubble.
Disrupted
Language: en
Pages: 272

Disrupted

Authors: Dan Lyons
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-04-05 - Publisher: Hachette Books
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "Disrupted by Dan Lyons is the best book about Silicon Valley today."---Los Angeles Times "Hysterical."---Kara Swisher, Recode "Wildly entertaining."---Ashlee Vance, New York Times-bestselling author of Elon Musk For twenty-five years Dan Lyons was a magazine writer at the top of his profession--until one Friday morning
Digital Disruption
Language: en
Pages: 171

Digital Disruption

Authors: James McQuivey
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013 - Publisher: Amazon.Com Publishing
The barriers to entry in your market just vanished. Unexpected competitors are swarming in. Are you ready? You always knew digital was going to change things, but you didn't realize how close to home it would hit. In every industry, digital competitors are taking advantage of new platforms, tools, and
The Hedgehog and the Beetle. Disruption and Innovation in the Civil Society Sector.
Language: en
Pages: 256

The Hedgehog and the Beetle. Disruption and Innovation in the Civil Society Sector.

Authors: Burkhard Gnarig
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-04-01 - Publisher: Lulu.com
Highly successful, widely trusted and globally applauded, international civil society organisations (ICSOs) such as Oxfam, Greenpeace and Amnesty International are major players on the global stage. However, fundamental change in the outside world threatens their role and future existence: Shrinking space for civic participation hinders their work in many countries;
Destiny Disrupted
Language: en
Pages: 748

Destiny Disrupted

Authors: Tamim Ansary
Categories: Civilization, Islamic / History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010 - Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
Discusses the history of the world from an Islamic perspective, explaining the evolution of the Muslim community while recounting the history of the Western world with respect to Islamic events and interpretations.
Life Disrupted
Language: en
Pages: 288

Life Disrupted

Authors: Laurie Edwards
Categories: Self-Help
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-02-01 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Twenty-seven-year-old Laurie Edwards is one of 125 million Americans who have a chronic illness, in her case a rare genetic respiratory disease. Because of medical advances in the treatment of serious childhood diseases, 600,000 chronically ill teens enter adulthood every year who decades ago would not have survived-they and people