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The Resource Disrupted : my misadventure in the start-up bubble, Dan Lyons

Disrupted : my misadventure in the start-up bubble, Dan Lyons

Label
Disrupted : my misadventure in the start-up bubble
Title
Disrupted
Title remainder
my misadventure in the start-up bubble
Statement of responsibility
Dan Lyons
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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. 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 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 "chair." Mixed in with Lyons's uproarious tale 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
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
Dewey number
338/.040973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HD62.5
LC item number
.L97 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Disrupted : my misadventure in the start-up bubble, Dan Lyons
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky280130785
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 258 pages
Isbn
9780316306089
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
bl2016005280
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
a2116631
Label
Disrupted : my misadventure in the start-up bubble, Dan Lyons
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky280130785
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 258 pages
Isbn
9780316306089
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
bl2016005280
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
a2116631

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