For twenty-five years Dan Lyons was a leading tech journalist-until the Friday his Newsweek boss called. His job? Gone. Fifty years old with two young kids, Lyons was, in a word, screwed. Then an idea hit. For years he'd seen people strike gold in the start-up boom. Why not him? One tech company, flush with $100 million, offered a pile of stock options. What could go wrong?His new employer made the world a better place...by selling email spam. The office vibe was frat house meets cult compound: shower pods became hook-up dens; Nerf gun fights broke out at lunch; and absent bosses specialized in cryptic, jargon-filled emails. In the middle of this sat Lyons, old enough to be his coworkers' father.With portraits of devilish angel investors, fad-chasing venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and wantrapreneurs, bloggers and brogrammers, Disrupted is a hilarious story of self-reinvention and a definitive account of life in the tech bubble.
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"A fascinating account of how the tech boom has upended the business world is at the center of this fast-moving and absorbing memoir by a former NEWSWEEK writer. Along with being an excellent storyteller, he's a clear and upbeat speaker with believable engagement not only with his own story but also with the larger arc of change in the worlds of advertising, marketing, and venture capital. In both his perspective and delivery, he alternates between being an intelligent outside observer and speaking as a first-person memoirist with an important piece of his life to share. He is especially good at exposing the maddening phenomena of the the digital age--such as college kids and their fraternity brothers running billion-dollar companies, insane money grubbing, unreal stock valuations--without sounding strident or condescending. T.W. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"
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