(E–pub) Disrupted My Misadventure in the Start Up Bubble AUTHOR Dan Lyons

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

Dan Lyons à 4 Summary

review à Disrupted My Misadventure in the Start Up Bubble 104 Dan Lyons à 4 Summary 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

Summary Disrupted My Misadventure in the Start Up Bubble

Disrupted My Misadventure in the Start Up Bubble

review à Disrupted My Misadventure in the Start Up Bubble 104 Dan Lyons à 4 Summary 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. 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 Hubspot in the first place If you are taking a job with a purposely vague title like marketing fellow and oh how the tech industry loves to lift titles from other industries like that then it s reasonable to assume that flexibility will be reuired in the responsibilities of that roleSo this was not a culture fit and not in the age discrimination way though there was plenty of that if someone takes a vaguely defined role and then essentially complains about the lack of structure while asking permission to do stuff Perhaps this came from working

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review à Disrupted My Misadventure in the Start Up Bubble 104 Dan Lyons à 4 Summary 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 l