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Author: Brad Stone Narrator: Dean Temple Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2017 ISBN: 9781478941125
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In 2007, the crash had Wall Street and Silicon Valley reeling. The original renegades like Steve Jobs were now the establishment, and tech had become a way of life for suburban moms as much as for visionaries. The Valley was ready for a new revolution. Enter the Upstarts. Genius entrepreneurs with no lack of self-confidence created companies that turned our expectations on their heads. Travis Kalanick of Uber and Brian Chesky of Airbnb are just two of the disrupters Brad Stone examines in this fly-on-the-wall look at the intersection of tech, business, and culture. With unprecedented access to all the key players, Stone illuminates the smart, driven, and often comically flawed people who are upending industries and changing the way we all live and work.

The world today is vastly different than it was even ten years ago, and it is due to the Upstarts. In The Upstarts, Brad Stone provides the rollicking narrative that shows how our latest—and perhaps greatest—technological wave was born.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A fun, briskly told narrative…The Upstarts is not the end of the story but an excellent history of the beginning.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • “Stone brings a big dose of truth serum to the marvels and machinations of the sharing economy and its founders…The Upstarts is rich with inside details.”


  • “Succeeds is in providing the reader with the visceral experience of the start-up enterprise.”

    Washington Post

  • “The most detailed investigation yet into the early years of these Silicon Valley prodigies…an entertaining and well-crafted account.”

    Financial Times (London)

  • “Timely, clear-eyed, and crisply written, The Upstarts is a must for readers seeking insight into how ideas and eventually businesses can succeed or fail in a technology-rich landscape.”

  • An Amazon Best Book of the Month for February 2017

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About the Author

Brad Stone is senior executive editor of global technology at Bloomberg News and the author of the New York Times bestseller The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon. He has covered Silicon Valley for more than fifteen years.

About the Narrator

Dean Temple is a voice talent and audiobook narrator.