Disrupted: My Misadventure In The Start-up Bubble

Paperback | March 7, 2017

byDan Lyons

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"The best book about Silicon Valley today."--Los Angeles Times

"Hysterical."--Kara Swisher, Recode

Now in paperback, Dan Lyons' "hilarious and eye-opening" (Business Insider) bestseller about trying -- and failing -- to reinvent himself at age 50 at a software start-up populated by millennial co-workers and inept bosses.

For twenty-five years Dan Lyons was a magazine writer--until one Friday morning when he received a phone call: Poof. His job no longer existed. Fifty years old and with a wife and two young kids, Dan was, in a word, screwed. Then an idea hit. He had long reported on the tech bonanza. Why not join it? HubSpot, flush with $100 million in venture capital, offered Dan a pile of stock options. What could go wrong?

With a cast of characters that includes fad-chasing venture capitalists, "content farm" bloggers and sales bros, social climbers and sociopaths,Disruptedis "an eye-opening and gut-busting account of the maddening world of startup excess, hubris and groupthink" (Mashable) and "you couldn't have written a tastier ending, even for HBO" (Dwight Garner,New York Times).

Mixed in with Lyons' "hilarious and terrifying" (Los Angeles Times) tale 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 on lavish perks, where workers become disposable widgets, and ageism and other bias runs rampant.

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INSTANTNEW YORK TIMESBESTSELLER"The best book about Silicon Valley today."--Los Angeles Times"Hysterical."--Kara Swisher, RecodeNow in paperback, Dan Lyons' "hilarious and eye-opening" (Business Insider) bestseller about trying -- and failing -- to reinvent himself at age 50 at a software start-up populated by millennial co-workers and...

Dan Lyonsis a novelist, journalist, screenwriter, and public speaker. He was a staff writer on the first two seasons of the Emmy-winning HBO seriesSilicon Valley. Previously, Lyons was technology editor atNewsweekand the creator of the groundbreaking viral blog "The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs" (AKA "Fake Steve Jobs"). Lyons has written...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:March 7, 2017Publisher:Hachette BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0316306096

ISBN - 13:9780316306096

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