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Disrupted

Author: Dan Lyons

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

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Category: Computers

Page: 123

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Dan Lyons was Technology Editor at Newsweek Magazine for years, a magazine writer at the top of his profession. One Friday morning he received a phone call: his job no longer existed. Fifty years old and with a wife and two young kids, Dan was unemployed and facing financial oblivion. 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 nebulous role of "marketing fellow." What could possibly go wrong? What follows is a hilarious and excoriating account of Dan's time at the start-up and a revealing window onto the dysfunctional culture that prevails in a world flush with cash and devoid of experience. Filled with stories of meaningless jargon, teddy bears at meetings, push-up competitions and all-night parties, this uproarious tale is also a trenchant analysis of the dysfunctional start-up world, a de facto conspiracy between those who start companies and those who fund them. It is 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 cash out with a fortune.

Summary Dan Lyons' Distrupted

Author: Ant Hive Media

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

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Page: 30

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This is a Summary of Dan Lyons' Instant NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start-Up Bubble 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 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. 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 bubble. Available in a variety of formats, this summary is aimed for those who want to capture the gist of the book but don't have the current time to devour all 272 pages. You get the main summary along with all of the benefits and lessons the actual book has to offer. This summary is not intended to be used without reference to the original book.
Computers

Bored, Lonely, Angry, Stupid

Author: Luke Fernandez

Publisher:

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Category: Computers

Page: 416

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Facebook makes us lonely. Selfies breed narcissism. On Twitter, hostility reigns. Pundits and psychologists warn that digital technologies substantially alter our emotional states. But Luke Fernandez and Susan Matt show that technology doesn't just affect how we feel from moment to moment--it changes profoundly the underlying emotions themselves.

Customer Experiences with Soul: A New Era in Design

Author: Simon Robinson

Publisher: Lulu.com

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This pioneering book explains how a whole organisation can come together to evolve an entirely new way of being in the world. It introduces the Holonomic Circle, a new tool which provides a holistic framework for designers, corporate executives, creative leaders and those starting a new business or initiative to explore the principles underlying the dynamics of soulful customer experiences. The insights from the authors will help you take a radically new approach to customer experience design; fully integrate purpose, goals and strategy with customer experience; implement human values across the whole organisation; and develop long-term and more meaningful relationships with your customers. Customer Experiences with Soul: A New Era in Design provides the guidance needed for developing, structuring and implementing customer experiences with soul, helping you to build and grow authentic businesses and organisations which honour what it is to be human in our world.
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Internet Oligopoly

Author: Nikos Smyrnaios

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

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Category: Computers

Page: 192

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Drawing on a historical and political economy analysis, this book provides insight on how, under neoliberal hegemony, the internet was transformed from an emancipatory project for humanity to the final frontier of unrestrained capitalism.
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Author: Daniel Lyons

Publisher: Da Capo Press

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Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Welcome to the mind—to the world—of Fake Steve Jobs. Fake Steve the counterintuitive management guru: “Obviously we can’t literally put our employees’ lives at risk. But we have to make them feel that way.” Fake Steve the celebrity hobnobber: “I like Bono. He’s the only person I know who’s more self-absorbed than I am.” Options is the book that had the critics howling—with laughter: “A voice for our own digital age....Mac-slappingly funny.”—Newsweek.com “Hilarious.”—New York Times “There’s a laugh-out-loud moment on nearly each one of the book’s pages.”—Wall Street Journal “Wickedly funny.”—San Francisco Chronicle