(PDF KINDLE) [Disrupted My Misadventure in the Start Up Bubble] Â Dan Lyons


Disrupted My Misadventure in the Start Up Bubble

Disrupted My Misadventure in the Start Up Bubble Summary ã 104 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 Be Prepared trenchant analysis of The Line That Held Us the start up world a de facto conspiracy between Manuscript Makeover Revision Techniues No Fiction Writer Can Afford to Ignore those who start companies and The Conviction of Richard Nixon The Untold Story of the FrostNixon Interviews those who fund Doppio volto them a world where bad ideas are rewarded with hefty investments where companies blow money lavishing perks on The Conviction of Richard Nixon The Untold Story of the FrostNixon Interviews their post collegiate workforces and where everybody is The Purpose Principles trying Manuscript Makeover Revision Techniues No Fiction Writer Can Afford to Ignore to hang on just long enough The Man Who Invented the Computer to reach an IPO and cash out With a cast of characters The Penguin Lessons 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 Shepherd the Angel and Walter the Christmas Miracle Dog the second 911 Behind The Curtain tech bubb. This was a fun read The Break that anyone in Sanity and Grace A Journey of Suicide Survival and Strength the The Bitter Waters of Medicine Creek tech industry can relate The Long Night of Winchell Dear toOne reason I knocked my rating down is Hand Drying in America and Other Stories the aw shucks The Hue and Cry at Our House tone The Infiltrator My Secret Life Inside the Dirty Banks Behind Pablo Escobar's Medellín Cartel the author The Unthinkable takes He makes it sound like he found The Shore the job worked The Grace That Keeps This World there a few months and Sleep No More to The Investigators the job knowing full well he was going The Unsettlers to write about it I mean he was a Trouble Makes a Comeback Trouble #2 tech writer for Newsweek beforehand so it s not exactly a stretchI also felt Trouble Never Sleeps that The Power to Get Things Done that people at HubSpot got mad when he said shitty The Power to Get Things Done things He also Arkansas talks about how people are just like Safe House that in newsrooms so how could you blame him rightNewsflash Dan if you come in The Power Playbook to a new environment and start making sarcastic public remarks all Uglen the The Big Year A Tale of Man Nature and Fowl Obsession time about people you work with nobody is going The Difference to like you or want The Woman Next Door to work with youBut anyway Engineering Science the story was entertaining and Lyons raised some good points about ageism in The Innocent Have Nothing to Fear the The Confessions of Young Nero Nero #1 tech industry

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Disrupted My Misadventure in the Start Up Bubble Summary ã 104 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 chairMixed in with Lyons's uproarious ta. I get it I m an old guy working in high tech but I ve always been here and in Canada we re at a slight remove from the unicorn madness infecting some other tech centres I can understand Dan s snark and I ve seen evidence of ruthless backstabbing hi tech mean girling hare brained revelations from egotistical narcissists Kool aid slurping wage slaves frat boy brogrammers and his just goes to eleven But calling out the bro coders out for their frat boy antics then gleefully recounting the dick fart and shit jokes you live on in the writers room seems disingenuous I understand you calling out the 20 somethings for their lack of experience but can you please not mention you were kind of a big deal at Newsweek againI m not sure what I wanted from this story Maybe snark or some sort of narrative so that it didn t just feel like a book length bitch session Dan manages to be at a complete remove from everyone involved in the story so that it feels like he s just lobbing spitballs at the tech industry now that he s safely hidden behind the protective apron of Hollywood Maybe if you work in hi tech and still can t explain what it is you do to your folks you can send them this so they get a feel for how far removed from reality the crazy farm can get

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Disrupted My Misadventure in the Start Up Bubble Summary ã 104 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. Ugh The cluelessness The lack of awareness and growth on the part of the author was a hoot And horrifying to read It s a fish out of water tale A journalist in his 50 s gets fired and needs new employment fast His wife is unemployed He has two young children He begrudgingly takes a job at a tech startup called Hubspot hoping to stick it out for a year or so in the hopes of striking it rich in their upcoming IPO It s all naked greed for him Although he has covered the tech beat for decades he is shocked SHOCKED to discover that ageism racism and sexism are real phenomena in the tech industry How could this be happening To other people sure but to him He s white And a male What happened to his privilege Why is life so suddenly unfairAs a journalist he says he never earned much money but he got to party on the Forbes yacht with celebrities He hob nobbed with the wealthy He jet sets all over the world Why aren t all his young new colleagues at Hubspot fawning all over him He s important He s somebody At Hubspot he is the old guy He has never worked in technology before He knows nothing He repeats throughout the book that that he is naive And yet he cannot fathom why he isn t running his department The author instantly feels humiliated when he learns his boss is young The author actually says in a meeting that he would like to kill someone He doesn t understand why this makes his colleagues uncomfortable He s edgy He s cynical Why don t they respect thatHe chats with a white male colleague within earshot of a young woman colleague about firing a 19 year old woman Why did he fire her Although nothing untoward happened between them working closely with a young woman was uncomfortable For his wife Yes this really happened Yet he can t understand why he is being forced to apologize to his colleague He s not creepy and sexist She s an over sensitive passive aggressive bitch who ratted him out to HR What s wrong with herAlso freuently writing yes this really happened and this literally happened after describing an event is something that literally happens in this book It literally happens a few times ever chapter It really happens Really And literally This literally happens A journalist literally does this as a stock device In the end the author cashes out on an IPO and leaves He now works as a writer on an HBO series Silicon Valley Because he s a writer and has experience working at a startup So you see he has special insight Also he can sit in the writer s room and make big dick and dry vagina jokes and no bitch will rat him out to HR He likes this This is actually and literally what he took out of his startup experience Other than good pay travel insurance and stock options he learned something What did he learnAgeism and lack of diversity at a startup is bad but at the old boy s club in California IT S AWESOMEMake no mistake Hubspot is a shitty company with a crappy product Startup culture is indeed toxic Ageism sexism racism yes they are real and ongoing issues at tech companies The author however continually expresses his disappointment for all the crassest and clueless reasons He was only in it for the money but he still felt that somehow he just wasn t getting the respect he so richly deserved just for showing up And being a white male Yes This literally happens

  • Hardcover
  • 272
  • Disrupted My Misadventure in the Start Up Bubble
  • Dan Lyons
  • English
  • 28 August 2020
  • 9780316306089

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    (PDF KINDLE) [Disrupted My Misadventure in the Start Up Bubble] Â Dan Lyons Free read Disrupted My Misadventure in the Start Up Bubble Ugh The cluelessness The lack of awareness and growth on the part of the author was a hoot And horrifying to read It's a fish out of water tale A journalist in his 50's gets fired and needs new employment fast His wife is unemployed He has two young children He begrudgingly takes a job at a tech startup called Hubspot hoping to stick it ou

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    (PDF KINDLE) [Disrupted My Misadventure in the Start Up Bubble] Â Dan Lyons At the height of his Fake Steve Jobs fame Dan Lyons gave a talk at Google’s Mountain View campus I was unable to go due t

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    (PDF KINDLE) [Disrupted My Misadventure in the Start Up Bubble] Â Dan Lyons 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 ta

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    Free read Disrupted My Misadventure in the Start Up Bubble (PDF KINDLE) [Disrupted My Misadventure in the Start Up Bubble] Â Dan Lyons Dan Lyons Í 4 Summary I get it I’m an old guy working in high tech but I’ve always been here and in Canada we’re at a slight remove from the unicorn madness infecting some other tech centres I can understand Dan’s snark and I’ve seen evidence of

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    Read ô PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Í Dan Lyons (PDF KINDLE) [Disrupted My Misadventure in the Start Up Bubble] Â Dan Lyons The author is so deeply unlikeable and the narrative so unreliable that it's hard to get any wisdom out of it like trying to understand the ravings of a resentful teenager More to this point He sounds like a nightmare to wor

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    Read ô PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Í Dan Lyons Dan Lyons Í 4 Summary Free read Disrupted My Misadventure in the Start Up Bubble Wow I hated this book First of all let's get something out of the way this book is not funny It's I dunno petty And a bit vindictiveBut what's the most disappointing is the author makes some good points about how tech comp

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    (PDF KINDLE) [Disrupted My Misadventure in the Start Up Bubble] Â Dan Lyons 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

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    (PDF KINDLE) [Disrupted My Misadventure in the Start Up Bubble] Â Dan Lyons Read ô PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Í Dan Lyons I was torn between a 1 star and a 5 star review The 5 stars because I can't remember the last time I read a book that made me so angry I was initially really excited to read this like the author I am a 50 guy who jumped into the much younger world of start ups I was curious about his thoughts and experiences both good and

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    Dan Lyons Í 4 Summary (PDF KINDLE) [Disrupted My Misadventure in the Start Up Bubble] Â Dan Lyons I read Dan Lyon’s LinkedIn post about his book two years back and have been curious to read his book – especially since some people in Hubspot actually tried to obtain a copy and indulged in coercion to stop the book I also read c

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    (PDF KINDLE) [Disrupted My Misadventure in the Start Up Bubble] Â Dan Lyons First up HubSpot garners zero sympathy from this girl for being exposed in this fashion I know these places exist because I worked for a lite version of them in a different industry As a woman and 38 years old at t

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