[Dan Lyons] Disrupted My Misadventure in the Start Up Bubble [bicycles Book] eBook


  • Hardcover
  • 272
  • Disrupted My Misadventure in the Start Up Bubble
  • Dan Lyons
  • English
  • 23 June 2019
  • 9780316306089

10 thoughts on “Disrupted My Misadventure in the Start Up Bubble

  1. says:

    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

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    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 to travel or likely some stupid meeting but several friends went One of them was excited to report that Mr Lyons was just like me — even down to the acne scars all over our necksWhile I’m a fan of Mr Lyons and I really enjoyed the book I’m not sure how I feel about him taking the job at Hubsp

  3. says:

    This book gets five stars for its sheer importance It is a long overdue takedown of the worst aspects of Silicon Valley cu

  4. says:

    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 egotis

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    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 ravi

  6. says:

    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 companies are de valuing labor about how the funding and IPO model is broken But he wraps it in such sel

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    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 bo

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    I read Dan Lyon’s LinkedIn post about his book two years back and have been curious to read his book – especially since some pe

  10. says:

    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 the time I felt very out of place in a company that encouraged alcohol infused fraternization with my coworkers both on a

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Disrupted My Misadventure in the Start Up Bubble

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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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. 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 bad Given his journalism background I had really high expectations I was completely let down This book was really just a polemic about the evils of start ups and their culture both in general and a high level of specificity the company he worked at HubSpot Is there a culture of ageism sexism racism etc at some start ups Absolutely And at established companies Of course These issues are not start up issues but societal issues Is HubSpot a weird place to work I really have no idea based on the author s experience yes but unfortunately we only got one side of the story Is IBM a weird place to work Perhaps if you re 25 years old who is to knowFurther the author trashed the product but he never said if he ever used it or not And I m not sure he realizes that ageism is a two way street He is so critical of the younger generation that is leading the company that he refuses to give them credit for building something He may not like what the product is intended to do but it doesn t mean it doesn t do it well I don t like what Marlboro does but that doesn t it mean it doesn t do it wellWhat irked me the most is as a fish out of water at the start ups I have worked at I try hard to break the stereotype of the old cranky guy who refuses to adapt in short what younger employers fear What I do is try to learn as much as I can from my much younger co workers I ve learned tons and embrace the energy and spirit of passionate intelligent people putting their heart and soul into creating great companies He criticizes the HubSpot team for feeling they are doing something revolutionary but why is that wrong Everyone should feel that about their companyIn short I ve worked for or with about six start ups not all were started by white males or even predominately male I never saw a nerf gun but did have lots of candy Some companies flourished some didn t All were exciting intellectually challenging and amazing places to work I m truly sorry the author didn t have the same experiences I ve had

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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