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- Ludicrous Misadventures into the Tech Start-Up Bubble
- By: Dan Lyons
- Narrated by: Dan Lyons
- Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
Dan Lyons was Technology Editor at Newsweek 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? What could possibly go wrong?
A Great Insight to A Juvenile & Toxic World
- By Xcursion on 24-04-2017
Great story, highly negative
Engaging author and story - I'd recommend it.
The author is sometimes hypocritical and overly negative but he gives the reader much to take away.
People working in inbound marketing or tech will disagree with him on many points but it's an interesting look inside Hubspot.
Dan writes a great story that packs alot of bite but also offers plenty of value.
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- How Uber, Airbnb and the Killer Companies of the New Silicon Valley Are Changing the World
- By: Brad Stone
- Narrated by: Mr Dean Temple
- Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
Ten years ago the idea of getting into a stranger's car or walking into a stranger's home would have seemed bizarre and dangerous, but today it's as common as ordering a book online. Uber and Airbnb are household names: redefining neighbourhoods, challenging the way governments regulate business and changing the way we travel. In the spirit of iconic Silicon Valley renegades like Steve Jobs and Bill Gates, a new generation of entrepreneurs is sparking yet another cultural upheaval through technology.
Interesting read (listen)
- By Ondrej Geryk on 06-01-2020
Great book, a bit heavy on regulations
Great book. A little too heavy on regulations for my liking, but there are golden nuggets of insight here.