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  • Disrupted My Misadventure in the Start Up Bubble
  • Dan Lyons
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  • 07 May 2019
  • 9780316306089

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Read & Download Disrupted My Misadventure in the Start Up Bubble Dan Lyons õ 7 Read & Download Free read µ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB õ Dan Lyons 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. 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 work with He calls people bozos graspers and self promoters shameless resume padders for nothing than setting up a personal website working in tech joining Toastmasters clubs to improve public speaking skills and organizing kayaking outingsHe doesn t like how his coworkers over use exclamation points so he sends out sarcastic company wide emails roasting people Jan is the best Her can do attitude and big smile cheer me up every morning Jan is the grumpy woman who runs the blog she scowls a lot Poor Jan He has no problem with running a scam as long as he gets his Even if I stay only one year I will get five thousand options and if the IPO goes well those options could be worth some money He expounds on this crashingly boring and uease inducing point multiple times making it seem like he s a complete toolHe characterizes everyone at Apple as brainwashed corporate zombies who all truly believe they are doing incredibly important work If you re the average decent hard working person trying to do nice things and not scam anyone Lyons response to this is haha sucker His greatest admiration is saved for people who sold worthless startups like Netscape at the high point of a boom or joined months before an IPO and got rewarded out of proportion to their work I generally think that reading books is preferable to not reading books but in this case you probably don t want to spend any time in the author s mind Män som hatar kvinnor into the night; shower pods became hook up dens; a push up club met at noon Der unwerte Schatz in the lobby while nearby Ascending Into Euphoria in with Lyons's uproarious ta. The author Heavy Words Lightly Thrown The Reason Behind the Rhyme is so deeply unlikeable and the narrative so unreliable that Complete Works Volume VII Translations from Pahlavi it s hard to get any wisdom out of Dumb Money Adventures of a Day Trader it like trying to understand the ravings of a resentful teenager More to this point He sounds like a nightmare to work with He calls people bozos graspers and self promoters shameless resume padders for nothing than setting up a personal website working Ludicrous Laws and Mindless Misdemeanors The Silliest Lawsuits and Unruliest Rulings of All Time in tech joining Toastmasters clubs to The Esther Paradigm improve public speaking skills and organizing kayaking outingsHe doesn t like how his coworkers over use exclamation points so he sends out sarcastic company wide emails roasting people Jan Interlingua; A grammar of the international language is the best Her can do attitude and big smile cheer me up every morning Jan His Compromised Countess is the grumpy woman who runs the blog she scowls a lot Poor Jan He has no problem with running a scam as long as he gets his Even Blind Love Sword and Silk Trilogy #2 if I stay only one year I will get five thousand options and Spaceship in the Desert if the IPO goes well those options could be worth some money He expounds on this crashingly boring and uease Nostradamus The Lost Manuscript The Code That Unlocks the Secrets of the Master Prophet inducing point multiple times making Eyes Wide Open rev exp ed Looking for God in Popular Culture it seem like he s a complete toolHe characterizes everyone at Apple as brainwashed corporate zombies who all truly believe they are doing Invincible Volume 10 Who's The Boss? incredibly Body Learning An Introduction to the Alexander Techniue important work If you re the average decent hard working person trying to do nice things and not scam anyone Lyons response to this Samuel Rhea Nur ein Augenblick is haha sucker His greatest admiration Ruprecht Von Kaufmann Arbeiten 2005 2006 is saved for people who sold worthless startups like Netscape at the high point of a boom or joined months before an IPO and got rewarded out of proportion to their work I generally think that reading books Irreführung der Behörden is preferable to not reading books but The Fishermen in this case you probably don t want to spend any time Handover in the author s mind

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Read & Download Disrupted My Misadventure in the Start Up Bubble Dan Lyons õ 7 Read & Download Free read µ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB õ Dan Lyons 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

Read & Download Disrupted My Misadventure in the Start Up Bubble

Read & Download Disrupted My Misadventure in the Start Up Bubble Dan Lyons õ 7 Read & Download Free read µ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB õ Dan Lyons 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 in structured newsrooms I have no idea because my idea of what newsrooms are like comes from Mencken s Newspaper Days and the Daily Bugle in Spiderman comicsHaving gotten that unpleasantness out of the way I still greatly admire the little tech carpetbagger for his determination to leave no bridge unburned and for his sharp observational skills I was so captivated by the book that I read it straight through in one sitting I started a list of all the things that I felt Mr Lyons got right about startup culture along with my own thoughts Being managed out I ve only seen it happen to other people natch but the part with Trotsky is about as good of a description of being managed out as you are going to read Early employeeFriend of CEO effect The book perfectly captures the way that early employees and they are loaded up with stock so when the company goes public they will make oh so much than you will can hunker in to the company and make life miserable for everyone else Boiler room approach to tech Basically anything that can t be automated outbound calling approving ads or websites turning pages in a book at tech companies are done with rooms full of recent grads The bottom 5 10% are culled every so often and replacements are brought in There are buildings full of these people in and around Mountain View BS creation myths for start ups It has always annoyed me how most startups need a creation myth YouTube has this story about the founders being at a dinner party and wanting to share videos that they made blah blah blah But you can go on archiveorg and see very clearly that it was set up to be a dating site sort of a video Hot Or Not I am certainly guilty of repeating these false narratives at countless sales calls though Age discrimination I was being called old man and similar even back when I joined Google at 35 I even remember in my early 30s the son of the CEO where I worked scrunched up his face and asked me What are you Like 40 I m still not sure what he meant by that I still get a comment every few weeks or so that I m not crazy about so I close my laptop and stop working for the day in response I don t think my age affects my ability to get hired because I ve always felt smarter and employable then just about everyone around me I went to a conference a few weeks ago and half a dozen companies were interested in hiring me though I m very happy where I am now thankyouverymuch Can t step in the same river twice Mr Lyons paints this as a bad thing but he captures the chaos and change at a fast growing start up It means there will be wasted effort which isn t great but it also creates great opportunities And when I feel like uitting a start up job I remind myself or someone else does that everything will change in about 3 months anyway so I put a tickler in my calendar to reconsider until then The weird linking of personal and work life This has only gotten worse over the past decade or so I have noticed The way he almost gets fired for a FB joke is worse than anything I ve seen but I don t doubt it It was really common for co workers to date early in my career but now I know of apartment buildings where the majority of the apartments are taken by people from one company The norm today seems to be for co workers to live and play together in a huddle like puppies This is something obviously not possible for middle aged workers except maybe as the premise of a sitcom Discrimination against funny people In Silicon Valley genuine humor is always frowned upon and turned against you mainly because humor always has an element of truth to it and shows a clarity of perception two things that are never tolerated in tech In almost every review I have had my sense of humor has shown up in the negative or needs work column even when managers are friends So if your humor idols are Wilde Thurber Benchley Mencken Lynde think twice before saying anything and don t drink too much at company events If you think Friends and Big Bang Theory are hilarious you will go far They may even put you on the April Fools Day joke committee VC industry level view The the book zooms out the it becomes truly great This is where Reporter Lyons takes over from Tech Carpetbagger Lyons and I learn a whole bunch of stuff about how this current boom is being funded and how the wealth is being transferred These parts are worth the price of the book alone BS review methodology Google used to do this too They had this big long Drake euation thingie where they plugged in your performance your department s performance Google s performance etc The upshot every year was 1 you are average 2 the company is spectacular 3 here is a bunch of money 4 shut up and go eat some free food It felt like a sad Christmas each time It always came out to just over my expected bonus anyway so I never understood the psychology of messing with my head No one understanding pop culture references This always trips me up being a generation ahead of most co workers There was a time when a Caddyshack reference always got a laugh in sales situations Hey Lama how about a little something for the effort I was talking about a recent vacation and I mentioned that my Spalding Gray Swimming to Cambodia moment finally happened when Jethro Tull came on the radio in my bitchin Camaro The conversation uickly ground to a halt I realized it would take at least 20 minutes to unpack all of the dated cultural references I made so I softly said never mind and saved it for people closer to my own age I try to stick to Classical Greek and Roman references because they are the foundation of our culture and it s not my fault if people don t get them You d be surprised how often you can work in a reference to the Thirty Tyrants or Xenophon s Anabasis Asymmetric loyalty s My career spans three recessions so I m always ready to bug out like a MASH unit I don t keep any on my desk than I can fit in my backpack I ve seen layoffs blamed on everything from 911 to California s Governor Davis Everything except poor management Open offices The next logical step in the modern office is to have organ grinders walk around while monkeys jump on desks knocking things over If I didn t know better I d think that our backs are exposed to emphasize that we workers are low status primatesWhat was missed or what I d like to read in the seuel I m available to speak on deep background McKinsey colonization If Mr Lyons had stuck around a few years he would witness the stage where the ex McKinsey and a few ex Bain consultants come in to form a biz ops department and start rationalizing the business processes I am usually long gone by then This was dramatized in Office Space when the Bobs come in except these Bobs are way smarter than me way better educated than me and super super evil God help anyone who doesn t fit neatly into one of their spreadsheets People staying too long at companies In my experience people stop learning useful skills around 5 years at a company unless they change positions or radically change what they are working on After those 5 years they just learn company politics how to hire friends how to fly 1st class what VP to schmooze for what So when someone leaves or likely is laid off after 10 years they will expect to be paid for 10 years experience when they really only have 5 years of relevant experience Push down of risk and upside There was some mention of egregious rounds like Groupon s last round but a discussion of investor preference and conversions and cram downs would have been great too Also I m pretty sure that Mr Lyons had to wait 6 months to sell his stock This is the standard these days so that preferred stock has plenty of time to bail out first if necessary The other trend is that companies go public at a way higher valuation these days which reduces upside for rank and file employees Netscape went public at a valuation of 1B for example barely a unicorn Not that there is no upside at all any just that the fabled stories from the MSFT and dot com era don t necessarily apply And the tax laws still suck so I m pretty sure Mr Lyons was taxed as if it were cashing in a lottery ticket instead of collecting something he had earned over a period of a year and a half Apology for the section on Bozos Bozo is a the maiden name of my step grandmother and it happens to be a common Hungarian surname Using it as a term of abuse is insulting to Hungarian Americans My step great grandmother was a very kind woman who also happened to receive a tremendous amount of crank phone calls This is the kind of discrimination that we have had to face as long as I can rememberEven though Baby Boomers are the people that said Don t trust anyone over 30 and pretty much invented age discrimination it turns out that age discrimination is bad now that it s happening to themAnd not only did the Baby Boomers not save the world they didn t even manage to save enough for retirement so we need to un age discriminate them into high paying jobs right away We Gen Xers understand so we ll step aside for a decade or twoAs long as we get hilarious and insightful books out of the deal like this one I guess it s a fair trade off Highly recommended especially if you are working in tech or a tech adjacent company


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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD (Disrupted My Misadventure in the Start Up Bubble) æ Dan Lyons 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 un

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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD (Disrupted My Misadventure in the Start Up Bubble) æ 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 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 real

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    Read & Download Disrupted My Misadventure in the Start Up Bubble Dan Lyons õ 7 Read & Download Free read µ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB õ 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 t

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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD (Disrupted My Misadventure in the Start Up Bubble) æ Dan Lyons Dan Lyons õ 7 Read & Download Free read µ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB õ Dan Lyons 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 Koo

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    Read & Download Disrupted My Misadventure in the Start Up Bubble Dan Lyons õ 7 Read & Download Free read µ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB õ Dan Lyons The author is so deeply unlikeable and the narrative so unreliable that it's hard to get any wisdom out of it li

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    Free read µ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB õ Dan Lyons Dan Lyons õ 7 Read & Download Read & Download 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 companies are de valuing labor about how the funding and IPO model is broken But he wraps it i

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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD (Disrupted My Misadventure in the Start Up Bubble) æ 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 about it I mean he was a tech writer for Newsweek beforehand so it's not exactly a stretchI also fel

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    Read & Download Disrupted My Misadventure in the Start Up Bubble EBOOK DOWNLOAD (Disrupted My Misadventure in the Start Up Bubble) æ Dan Lyons Free read µ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB õ 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 j

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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD (Disrupted My Misadventure in the Start Up Bubble) æ 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 co founder Dharmesh Shah’s mature response on behalf of him as well as Brian Halligan also on LinkedIn though

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    Free read µ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB õ Dan Lyons EBOOK DOWNLOAD (Disrupted My Misadventure in the Start Up Bubble) æ Dan Lyons Dan Lyons õ 7 Read & Download 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

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