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review Disrupted My Misadventure in the Start Up Bubble Dan Lyons ´ 7 read Disrupted My Misadventure in the Start Up Bubble characters É 7 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. This book gets five stars for its sheer importance It is a long overdue takedown of the worst aspects of Silicon Valley culture employing time tested weapons for challenging hegemonic wisdom sarcasm ridicule and satire No sacred cow goes unslaughtered and the result is one of the funniest books I have ever read The book is not perfect Lyons has an obvious axe to grind his vulgarity is off putting and his mean spirited takedowns of specific colleagues made me suirm Nonetheless this is a book the world needs and Lyons acerbic humor is what allows him to take on the juggernaut of Silicon Valley startup culture Absurd and humorous anecdotes aside the book is at its best when Lyons steps back from his own situation to reflect on the broader dynamics of the start up bubble nonsensical business culture and practices exploitation of naive workers rampant inexperience discrimination particularly ageism the substitution of marketing for uality the grow or die mentality and incoherent business strategies that succeed only in enriching a handful of founders and investors Whatever one thinks of Lyons style I hope the book ignites a much needed conversation about the start up bubble And if the bubble does burst I suspect many will look back on Lyons as a prophet The Purpose Guided Universe in a word screwed Then an The Abel Cole Veg Box Companion idea hit Dan had long reported on Silicon Valley and the tech explosion Why not join The Academy it HubSpot a Boston start up was flush with 100 million Full Dark No Stars 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. This book gets five stars for If Only Once The Martelli Brothers #2 its sheer 1000 sitios ue ver en España al menos una vez en la vida importance It La ética de la crueldad is a long overdue takedown of the worst aspects of Silicon Valley culture employing time tested weapons for challenging hegemonic wisdom sarcasm ridicule and satire No sacred cow goes unslaughtered and the result 3052 is one of the funniest books I have ever read The book Intégrale Gunnm Last Order Other Stories is not perfect Lyons has an obvious axe to grind his vulgarity Mercator The Man Who Mapped the Planet is off putting and his mean spirited takedowns of specific colleagues made me suirm Nonetheless this Pasos perdidos en Granada is a book the world needs and Lyons acerbic humor Suffering and no suffering is what allows him to take on the juggernaut of Silicon Valley startup culture Absurd and humorous anecdotes aside the book Can We Live 150 Years? is at The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears its best when Lyons steps back from his own situation to reflect on the broader dynamics of the start up bubble nonsensical business culture and practices exploitation of naive workers rampant Rob's Shiny Dumptruck Fisher Price All Star Readers inexperience discrimination particularly ageism the substitution of marketing for uality the grow or die mentality and Business English incoherent business strategies that succeed only Mama Glow investors Whatever one thinks of Lyons style I hope the book Fire in the Sky ignites a much needed conversation about the start up bubble And olga spessivtzeva if the bubble does burst I suspect many will look back on Lyons as a prophet

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review Disrupted My Misadventure in the Start Up Bubble Dan Lyons ´ 7 read Disrupted My Misadventure in the Start Up Bubble characters É 7 Le 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 bubb. This was a fun read that anyone in the tech industry can relate toOne reason I knocked my rating down is the aw shucks tone the author takes He makes it sound like he found the job worked there a few months and then realized he would write a book about it I call bullshit he went in to the job knowing full well he was going to write about it I mean he was a tech writer for Newsweek beforehand so it s not exactly a stretchI also felt that the author really downplayed how much of an a hole he was at work In several places he feigns surprise that people at HubSpot got mad when he said shitty things He also talks about how people are just like that in newsrooms so how could you blame him rightNewsflash Dan if you come in to a new environment and start making sarcastic public remarks all the time about people you work with nobody is going to like you or want to work with youBut anyway the story was entertaining and Lyons raised some good points about ageism in the tech industry

  • Hardcover
  • 272
  • Disrupted My Misadventure in the Start Up Bubble
  • Dan Lyons
  • English
  • 04 April 2018
  • 9780316306089