Publisher: Atlantic, 2016, 259 pages
Dan Lyons was a tech journalist at the top of his profession. But one morning, he heard that his job at Newsweek magazine no longer existed. At the age of fifty, Dan was unemployed and facing financial oblivion. Then the idea hit. Why not join the world he reported on?
What follows is an excoriating and hilarious account of Dan's time at tech start-up HubSpot, and a revealing window onto a dysfunctional culture 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 is a world where bad ideas are rewarded with hefty investments; where sexism and ageism is rife; and where everybody is trying to hang on just long enough to cash out with a fortune.
This is supposed to be an experienced journalist deep dive into an Internet startup.
The destructive nature of the startup is described in sufficient detail and the journalists bewilderment is obvious.
It is supposed to be funny, but was mostly a lot of words stringed together to make a book.
Not bad. but nothing I should recommend.