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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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Quotes & Awards

  • “Wildly entertaining.”

    Ashlee Vance, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Laugh-out-loud funny.”

    Newsweek

  • Disrupted is worth a read for its exploration of startup culture and its effect on labor… Disrupted is a foil to all those awful books that make sweeping generalizations about how to work with millennials.”

    Fortune

  • Disrupted by Dan Lyons is the best book about Silicon Valley today.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “An often-delightful tour through startup culture…But there are parts of his book that should send shivers down the spine of anyone who uses the Internet.”

    Harvard Business Review

  • “Along with being an excellent storyteller, [Lyons is]…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.”

    AudioFile

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