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That he refuses to give them credit for building something He may not like what the product s Collaring the Saber-Tooth (Masters of the Cats, intended to do butt doesn t mean Multilateral Negotiations it doesn t dot well I don t like what Marlboro does but that doesn t Millennial Monsters it meant doesn t do After the Fact it wellWhatrked me the most Contemporary Turkish Politics is as a fish out of water at the start ups I have worked at I try hard to break the stereotype of the old cranky guy who refuses to adaptn short what younger employers fear What I do The Oceans is try to learn as much as I can from my much younger co workers I ve learned tons and embrace the energy and spirit of passionatentelligent people putting their heart and soul Tarascon Pocket Pharmacopoeia 2017 Deluxe Lab-Coat Edition into creating great companies He criticizes the HubSpot team for feeling they are doing something revolutionary but whys that wrong Everyone should feel that about their companyIn short I ve worked for or with about six start ups not all were started by white males or even predominately male I never saw a nerf gun but did have lots of candy Some companies flourished some didn t All were exciting Speechless intellectually challenging and amazing places to work I m truly sorry the author didn t have the same experiences I ve had Ugh The cluelessness The lack of awareness and growth on the part of the author was a hoot And horrifying to read It s a fish out of water tale A journalistn his 50 s gets fired and needs new employment fast His wife Braedrics Bane (Golden Key Chronicles, is unemployed He has two young children He begrudgingly takes a job at a tech startup called Hubspot hoping to stickt out for a year or so The Elegy of Lady Fiammetta in the hopes of strikingt rich n their upcoming IPO It s all naked greed for him Although he has covered the tech beat for decades he s shocked SHOCKED to discover that ageism racism and sexism are real phenomena Supergifted (Ungifted, in the techndustry How could this be happening To other people sure but to him He s white And a male What happened to his privilege Why s life so suddenly unfairAs a journalist he says he never earned much money but he got to party on the Forbes yacht with celebrities He hob nobbed with the wealthy He jet sets all over the world Why aren t all his young new colleagues at Hubspot fawning all over him He s mportant He s somebody At Hubspot he The Traitor (Mitchells OHaras is the old guy He has never workedn technology before He knows nothing He repeats throughout the book that that he The Mistletoe Kiss is naive And yet he cannot fathom why hesn t running his department The author Precision and Soul instantly feels humiliated when he learns his bosss young The author actually says n a meeting that he would like to kill someone He doesn t understand why this makes his colleagues uncomfortable He s edgy He s cynical Why don t they respect thatHe chats with a white male colleague within earshot of a young woman colleague about firing a 19 year old woman Why did he fire her Although nothing untoward happened between them working closely with a young woman was uncomfortable For his wife Yes this really happened Yet he can t understand why he s being forced to apologize to his colleague He s not creepy and sexist She s an over sensitive passive aggressive bitch who ratted him out to HR What s wrong with herAlso freuently writing yes this really happened and this literally happened after describing an event s something that literally happens n this book It literally happens a few times ever chapter It really happens Really And literally This literally happens A journalist literally does this as a stock device In the end the author cashes out on an IPO and leaves He now works as a writer on an HBO series Silicon Valley Because he s a writer and has experience working at a startup So you see he has special Love in San Francisco / Unconditionally insight Also he can sitn the writer s room and make big dick and dry vagina jokes and no bitch will rat him out to HR He likes this This The Brush and the Pen is actually and literally what he took out of his startup experience Other than good pay travelnsurance and stock options he learned something What did he learnAgeism and lack of diversity at a startup A Century of X-Rays and Radioactivity in Medicine is bad but at the old boy s clubn California IT S AWESOMEMake no mistake Hubspot Soft Focus is a shitty company with a crappy product Startup cultures Crusader Conspiracy (Banner books) indeed toxic Ageism sexism racism yes they are real and ongoingssues at tech companies The author however continually expresses his disappointment for all the crassest and clueless reasons He was only Sharon Farrell Hollywood Princess from Sioux City, Iowa int for the money but he still felt that somehow he just wasn t getting the respect he so richly deserved just for showing up And being a white male Yes This literally happens I get The Bible and Radiocarbon Dating it I m an old guy workingn high tech but I ve always been here and Being after Rousseau in Canada we re at a slight remove from the unicorn madnessnfecting some other tech centres I can understand Dan s snark and I ve seen evidence of ruthless backstabbing hi tech mean girling hare brained revelations from egotistical narcissists Kool aid slurping wage slaves frat boy brogrammers and his just goes to eleven But calling out the bro coders out for their frat boy antics then gleefully recounting the dick fart and shit jokes you live on Blood Rain (Aurelio Zen, in the writers room seems disingenuous I understand you calling out the 20 somethings for their lack of experience but can you please not mention you were kind of a big deal at Newsweek againI m not sure what I wanted from this story Maybe snark or some sort of narrative so thatt didn t just feel like a book length bitch session Dan manages to be at a complete remove from everyone For The Sake Of Love involvedn the story so that Sonata for Jukebox it feels like he s just lobbing spitballs at the techndustry now that he s safely hidden behind the protective apron of Hollywood Maybe Nyagrodha if you workn hi tech and still can t explain what Y por eso rompimos - Episodio final its you do to your folks you can send them this so they get a feel for how far removed from reality the crazy farm can get This was a fun how far removed from reality the Crazy Farm Can Get This Was A farm can get This was a that anyone A Escola Nocturna (Night School, in the techndustry can relate toOne reason I knocked my rating down Burning Alive (Sentinel Wars, is the aw shucks tone the author takes He makest sound like he found the job worked there a few months and then realized he would write a book about People of Kau it I call bullshit he wentn to the job knowing full well he was going to write about Jeremy Irons and the Prince of Perversion it I mean he was a tech writer for Newsweek beforehand sot s not exactly a stretchI also felt that the author really downplayed how much of an a hole he was at work In several places he feigns surprise that people at HubSpot got mad when he said shitty things He also talks about how people are just like that Forgetting Me (Breakneck Book 6) in newsrooms so how could you blame him rightNewsflash Danf you come ttyl (Internet Girls, in to a new environment and start making sarcastic public remarks all the time about people you work with nobodys going to like you or want to work with youBut anyway the story was entertaining and Lyons raised some good points about ageism Luca Vitiello (Born in Blood Mafia Chronicles, in the techndustry First up HubSpot garners zero sympathy from this girl for being exposed Bad Sisters (The Stepsisters, in this fashion I know these places exist because I worked for a lite version of themn a different Brighten your corner industry As a woman and 38 years old at the time I felt very out of placen a company that encouraged alcohol The Alien Gun - Part 1 infused fraternization with my coworkers both on and off the clock Mind you I didn t feel out of place because I didn t drink I love beer but because I wasn t partial to making myself vulnerable to people who had zero vestednterest More Than a Kiss in my personal or professional well being My disinterestn partaking naturally made me feel disconnected sad and ancient and so I left after a year for greener pastures as they saySo yes the HubSpot culture Kabirs Jacket Has a Thousand Pockets is deplorable however Lyons doesn t do himself any favors here In fact I was sincerely amused that someone who had the opportunity to write a book and shed himselfn the best light possible would paint himself as such an arrogant tool But therein lies the problem Lyons doesn t recognize his own haughtiness Instead he believes that contrary to what he s actually written all of his actions at HubSpot were perfectly thoughtful rational and reasonable and all of HubSpot s responses to his actions were grossly Quinn, Part II (Undaunted Men, inappropriate or blown way out of proportionThe truth of the matters HubSpot Quinn (Undaunted Men, is a terrible place to work AND Lyonss a terrible employee and coworkerFor nstance f you re going to cry foul over age discrimination maybe George Frideric Handel it s best not to belabor the point that all of your coworkers are numbskulls walking around waiting for their brains to finish forming because they re too young and stupid to ben the positions they re Bravo Unwrapped (Bravo Family, in you seeOr maybet s not entirely unreasonable for your boss to ask that you coordinate podcast schedules and guests with the blog and marketing teams so they can promote Stuffed by the Werewolf with Tentacles it being that you work for a company that shills marketing tools Lyons reasonings that since one of the Shadowpact, Volume 1 idiot executivess hosting the show Pisces Rising (Elizabeth Chase, instead of himself the podcasts doomed for failure and no one will listen to Advanced Tarot Secrets it so why would anyone bother putting any effortnto promoting tOr maybe t s not wrong that your female coworkers think Starry Eyes (English Edition) it snappropriate to discuss at work with another male colleague how you had to fire your 19 year old German au pair because your wife was uncomfortable with her presence the nudge nudge wink Key Words for Astrology implication being your wife was obviously jealous because another womann near proximity threatened her sexuality Nope that s not offensive at allor at least not to anyone who matters The Marketing Audit Handbook in your world amirite ol chapThere are dozens of these types of encounters which Lyons documentsn his book many of which find him begrudgingly and Shadow Embraced (Haven, insincerely apologizing to some person or another because they ve overreacted to his completely rational behavior Yeah I don t buyt and the fact that this Climbing the Tree of Life isn t fiction and Lyons put this out there for the world to critiues Sammy Keyes and the Boyz in the Band indicative of his obtusenessI really hate to be so hard on this guy but I have a weak spot filled with distaste for all forms of hubris A little humility goes a long way bro. Le of his rise and fall at Hubspots 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 Trigger Fast ideas are rewarded with heftynvestments where companies blow money lavishing perks on their post collegiate workforces and where everybody Big Bad Ass Book of the Zodiac is trying to hang on just long enough to reach an IPO and cash out With a cast of characters thatncludes devilish angel Im Frühling singt zum letztenmal die Lerche investors fad chasing venture capitalists entrepreneurs and wantrapreneurs bloggers and brogrammers social climbers and sociopaths Disrupteds a gripping and definitive account of life n the second tech bubb. ,

Disrupted My Misadventure n the Start Up BubbleThis book gets five stars for Yoga- Izvor de sanatate its sheermportance It The Quantum Boxed Set (Quantum, is a long overdue takedown of the worst aspects of Silicon Valley culture employing time tested weapons for challenging hegemonic wisdom sarcasm ridicule and satire No sacred cow goes unslaughtered and the results one of the funniest books I have ever read The book Komik Ana Muslim is not perfect Lyons has an obvious axe to grind his vulgaritys off putting and his mean spirited takedowns of specific colleagues made me suirm Nonetheless this A Place in the Sun is a book the world needs and Lyons acerbic humors what allows him to take on the juggernaut of Silicon Valley startup culture Absurd and humorous anecdotes aside the book Ao lado e à margem do que sentes por mim is atts best when Lyons steps back from his own situation to reflect on the broader dynamics of the start up bubble nonsensical business culture and practices exploitation of naive workers rampant nexperience discrimination particularly ageism the substitution of marketing for uality the grow or die mentality and ncoherent business strategies that succeed only Vintage Toys for Lucky Boys (Randy and Max, in enriching a handful of founders andnvestors Whatever one thinks of Lyons style I hope the book Lessons ignites a much needed conversation about the start up bubble Andf the bubble does burst I suspect many will look back on Lyons as a prophet Wow I hated this book First of all let s get something out of the way this book Gone Cold (Simon Fisk, is not funny It s I dunno petty And a bit vindictiveBut what s the most disappointings the author makes some good points about how tech companies are de valuing labor about how the funding and IPO model Bootstraps is broken But he wrapst Vanguard of the Imam: Religion, Politics, and Iran's Revolutionary Guards in such self aggrandizing ageist bullshit thatt s Confessor Joe Book Two (Book 2) impossible to take seriously In the first 15 pages he talks about how astounded hes that Hubspot has hired him for a marketing position when he s got no marketing experience Then he loses his mind that his boss Wake, Rise, Resist is only 5 years out of college Um how are you surprised This guy has 5 years experience then you do of course you report to himFrom that point on you never hear about someone without also hearing about how old they are He complains that everyone makes him feel old while he s busy writing a book about how young and dumb they all are Pot Meet kettleHe also seems pretty out of touch for a guy who was a Newsweek tech reporter If you reported on these companies so much how did you not know what you were gettingntoHe complains that there s no diversity The Secret Sayings of Jesus in tech but then gets excited when he sn an LA writers room with all dudes where he can make jokes about huge cocks and dry vaginas He openly mocks his company on Facebook and wonders why he gets n troubleNow do I think he had some legitimate gripes about Hubspot Sure But I expected an experienced journalist to be able to frame t They Both Belong to Me in a way that didn t make me hate him Instead he came across like a grumpy old man who had an axe to grind If you re looking fornsight The Night Sessions into the current state of the techndustry this sn t your book You want to hear a guy talk about how great he s and complain about his coworkers for 250 pages This گل به صنوبر چه کرد - قصه های ایرانی - جلد دوم is your book I read Dan Lyon s LinkedIn post about his book two years back and have been curious to read his book especially since some peoplen Hubspot actually tried to obtain a copy and Choose to be outstanding or choose to continue to suck indulgedn coercion to stop the book I also read co founder Dharmesh Shah s mature response on behalf of him as well as Brian Halligan also on LinkedIn though he does not address all the فولکلور ارامنه issuesn Dan s bookSomehow got to reading CANNIBAL NIGHTS Pacific Stories, Volume II it only now Thiss an especially Crossroads (Anna Strong Chronicles, interesting read on Tech Startups and does offer lessons such companies would be better off considering And yet some of Dan s criticism does also come across as whining and bitterness as a result of his personal experienceAt over 50 years of age Dan decides to enter the world of Tech Startup by joining Hubspot a Boston based company with a product for Inbound marketing He has beenn the media American Dream industry for long and realizest will take some effort to fit The Illustrated Red Baron in to a newndustry He has kids and his wife recently left her job which adds to the pressure to get back to work as uickly as possible His Políticas trans. Una antología de textos desde los estudios trans norteamericanos initial days and weeks are frustrating with no direction on whats expected of him very little dialogue with seniors and a frat house culture gone berserk His work assignments are mostly around writing lame blogs Most of the Hubspot employees are fresh out of college and have little or no real coaching In order to keep them motivated they are offered a fun place to work bright colors bean bags beer on the job etc At times such as Halloween and Freaky Fridays employees can come Rewire Your Brain: Think Your Way to a Better Life in wearing costumes of their choice Employees are told that they are actually making the world a better place Employees who leave or are fired which happens uite often are announced as graduating with annformally worded mail doing the rounds The culture code presentation with the HEART acronym comes across as full of fluff Dan sticks out as an odd person struggling to fit Breeders in and also makes detractors with his frankness Here Dan s criticisms on solid ground and this Open Wide A Feminized Sissy Fisting Story is certainly a culture where older employees as also many personality types and those who value authenticity would struggle to fitn As part of his narrative Dan also suggests that Hubspot has a poor product and has to spend a lot on marketing to sell t a poor product and
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to spend a lot marketing to sell t also to retain customers While Glitter its difficult to know Guardians of the Akasha if thats case Hubspot has seen very strong growth and Sticky Situations indicates that this cannot be entirely true He also takes aim at startupsn general and the trends they back Eg he takes aim at Software as a Service companies which The Aeneid is completely off the mark Even going by his own account theres an Farewell Sadness indication that Dan did not try very hard to fitn either nor did he offer suggestions constructively Brian Halligan was once uoted as saying that "Experience Was Largely Overvalued Prompting "was largely overvalued prompting bitter Facebook post by Dan which he acknowledges might not have been the best approachWhile he uses pseudo names for a few people Little Red Hot in the book he names Chief Marketing Officer Mike Volpe and Head of Content Joe Chernov his supervisor for part of the durationn the Epilogue who had to leave as a result of the FBI 100 Poems investigation though no charges were pressed After he gets another job Dan resigns giving a 6 week notice buts asked to leave the very next day There are good lessons from the book on the need for diversity valuing experience promoting time tested values of respect openness trust transparency authenticity fairness rather than a cult like behavior and make believe A book I certainly recommend readingMy rating 35 5 At the height of his Fake Steve Jobs fame Dan Lyons gave a talk at Google s Mountain View campus I was unable to go due to travel or likely some stupid meeting but several friends went One of them was excited to report that Mr Lyons was just like me even down to the acne scars all over our necksWhile I m a fan of Mr Lyons and I really enjoyed the book I m not sure how I feel about him taking the job at Hubspot Secret Talents in the first place If you are taking a job with a purposely vague title like marketing fellow and oh how the techndustry loves to lift titles from other ndustries like that then t s reasonable to assume that flexibility will be reuired Tristes Tigres in the responsibilities of that roleSo this was not a culture fit and notn the age discrimination way though there was plenty of that The Crystal of Yggdrasil (Aki and the Spheres of Time, if someone takes a vaguely defined role and then essentially complains about the lack of structure while asking permission to do stuff Perhaps this came from workingn structured newsrooms I have no Deaf in Delhi idea because mydea of what newsrooms are like comes from Mencken s Newspaper Days and the Daily Bugle The Rancher And His Unexpected Daughter (And Baby Makes Three in Spiderman comicsHaving gotten that unpleasantness out of the way I still greatly admire the little tech carpetbagger for his determination to leave no bridge unburned and for his sharp observational skills I was so captivated by the book that I readt straight through Provoked Wolf (Seraphine Thomas Book 11) in one sitting I started a list of all the things that I felt Mr Lyons got right about startup culture along with my own thoughts Being managed out I ve only seent happen to other people natch but the part with Trotsky Seekers Insurrection is about as good of a description of being managed out as you are going to read Early employeeFriend of CEO effect The book perfectly captures the way that early employees and they are loaded up with stock so when the company goes public they will make oh so much than you will can hunkern to the company and make life miserable for everyone else Boiler room approach to tech Basically anything that can t be automated outbound calling approving ads or websites turning pages When You Learn the Alphabet in a book at tech companies are done with rooms full of recent grads The bottom 5 10% are culled every so often and replacements are broughtn There are buildings full of these people کاروانی از شعر in and around Mountain View BS creation myths for start ups It has always annoyed me how most startups need a creation myth YouTube has this story about the founders being at a dinner party and wanting to share videos that they made blah blah blah But you can go on archiveorg and see very clearly thatt was set up to be a dating site sort of a video Hot Or Not I am certainly guilty of repeating these false narratives at countless sales calls though Age discrimination I was being called old man and similar even back when I joined Google at 35 I even remember Licence Expired in my early 30s the son of the CEO where I worked scrunched up his face and asked me What are you Like 40 I m still not sure what he meant by that I still get a comment every few weeks or so that I m not crazy about so I close my laptop and stop working for the dayn response I don t think my age affects my ability to get hired because I ve always felt smarter and employable then just about everyone around me 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 n a word screwed Then an dea hit Dan had long reported on Silicon Valley and the tech explosion Why not join قارعة الذات it HubSpot a Boston start up was flush with 100 millionn 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 Went to a conference a few weeks ago and half a dozen companies were Probability Theory interestedn hiring me though I m very happy where I am now thankyouverymuch Can t step Clouds of Secrecy in the same river twice Mr Lyons paints this as a bad thing but he captures the chaos and change at a fast growing start up It means there will be wasted effort whichsn t great but Born in Death (In Death, it also creates great opportunities And when I feel like uitting a start up job I remind myself or someone else does that everything will changen about 3 months anyway so I put a tickler Ebb and Flow in my calendar to reconsider until then The weird linking of personal and work life This has only gotten worse over the past decade or so I have noticed The way he almost gets fired for a FB jokes worse than anything I ve seen but I don t doubt Und Dann Bist Du Tot it It was really common for co workers to date earlyn my career but now I know of apartment buildings where the majority of the apartments are taken by people from one company The norm today seems to be for co workers to live and play together New Studies In Dada in a huddle like puppies Thiss something obviously not possible for middle aged workers except maybe as the premise of a sitcom Discrimination against funny people In Silicon Valley genuine humor Remy’s Painter (Werewolves of Manhattan, is always frowned upon and turned against you mainly because humor always has an element of truth tot and shows a clarity of perception two things that are never tolerated Fordlandia in tech In almost every review I have had my sense of humor has shown upn the negative or needs work column even when managers are friends So Technokill (Starfist, if your humordols are Wilde Thurber Benchley Mencken Lynde think twice before saying anything and don t drink too much at company events If you think Friends and Big Bang Theory are hilarious you will go far They may even put you on the April Fools Day joke committee VC Knight Fall industry level view The the book zooms out thet becomes truly great This سلسلة الأحاديث الضعيفة والموضوعة is where Reporter Lyons takes over from Tech Carpetbagger Lyons and I learn a whole bunch of stuff about how this current booms being funded and how the wealth Chinese Breeze - Learn with Ease 2 is being transferred These parts are worth the price of the book alone BS review methodology Google used to do this too They had this big long Drake euation thingie where they pluggedn your performance your department s performance Google s performance etc The upshot every year was 1 you are average 2 the company Shameless (Nashville Nights, is spectacular 3 heres a bunch of money 4 shut up and go eat some free food It felt like a sad Christmas each time It always came out to just over my expected bonus anyway so I never understood the psychology of messing with my head No one understanding pop culture references This always trips me up being a generation ahead of most co workers There was a time when a Caddyshack reference always got a laugh Eragon (Inheritance, in sales situations Hey Lama how about a little something for the effort I was talking about a recent vacation and I mentioned that my Spalding Gray Swimming to Cambodia moment finally happened when Jethro Tull came on the radion my bitchin Camaro The conversation uickly ground to a halt I realized Mucky Streak (Squeaky Clean Mysteries it would take at least 20 minutes to unpack all of the dated cultural references I made so I softly said never mind and savedt for people closer to my own age I try to stick to Classical Greek and Roman references because they are the foundation of our culture and The Sacred Circle of the Hula Hoop it s not my faultf people don t get them You d be surprised how often you can work n a reference to the Thirty Tyrants or Xenophon s Anabasis Asymmetric loyalty s My career spans three recessions so I m always ready to bug out like a MASH unit I don t keep any on my desk than I can fit n my backpack I ve seen layoffs blamed on everything from 911 to California s Governor Davis Everything except poor management Open offices The next logical step Freedom (Prisoner on Futa Island Book 5) in the modern offices to have organ grinders walk around while monkeys jump on desks knocking things over If I didn t know better I d think that our backs are exposed to emphasize that we workers are low status primatesWhat was missed or what I d like to read Russia, Ritual, and Reform in the seuel I m available to speak on deep background McKinsey colonization If Mr Lyons had stuck around a few years he would witness the stage where the ex McKinsey and a few ex Bain consultants comen to form a biz ops department and start rationalizing the business processes I am usually long gone by then This was dramatized How Swallowtails Become Dragons in Office Space when the Bobs comen except these Bobs are way smarter than me way better educated than me and super super evil God help anyone who doesn t fit neatly nto one of their spreadsheets People staying too long at companies In my experience people stop learning useful skills around 5 years at a company unless they change positions or radically change what they are working on After those 5 years they just learn company politics how to hire friends how to fly 1st class what VP to schmooze for what So when someone leaves or likely s laid off after 10 years they will expect to be paid for 10 years experience when they really only have 5 years of relevant experience Push down of risk and upside There was some mention of egregious rounds like Groupon s last round but a discussion of nvestor preference and conversions and cram downs would have been great too Also I m pretty sure Mr Lyons had and cram downs would have been too Also I m pretty sure that Mr Lyons had wait 6 months to sell his stock This s the standard these days so that preferred stock has plenty of time to bail out first اراده به دانستن if necessary The other trends that companies go public at a way higher valuation these days which reduces upside for rank and file employees Netscape went public at a valuation of 1B for example barely a unicorn Not that there Infinite in Between is no upside at all any just that the fabled stories from the MSFT and dot com era don t necessarily apply And the tax laws still suck so I m pretty sure Mr Lyons was taxed asf t were cashing n a lottery ticket Paper Wife instead of collecting something he had earned over a period of a year and a half Apology for the section on Bozos Bozos a the maiden name of my step grandmother and Dark Journey, Deep Grace it happens to be a common Hungarian surname Usingt as a term of abuse Only Connect Quiz Book isnsulting to Hungarian Americans My step great grandmother was a very kind woman who also happened to receive a tremendous amount of crank phone calls This The Masquerade of 1900 is the kind of discrimination that we have had to face as long as I can rememberEven though Baby Boomers are the people that said Don t trust anyone over 30 and pretty muchnvented age discrimination The Fury of Firestorm it turns out that age discriminations bad now that Ancient Civilizations Of The New World it s happening to themAnd not only did the Baby Boomers not save the world they didn t even manage to save enough for retirement so we need to un age discriminate themnto high paying jobs right away We Gen Xers understand so we ll step aside for a decade or twoAs long as we get hilarious and nsightful books out of the deal like this one I guess t s a fair trade off Highly recommended especially Stolen if you are workingn tech or a tech adjacent company The author The Mythmakers is so deeply unlikeable and the narrative so unreliable thatt s hard to get any wisdom out of Daddys Dirty Ship (Dirty Brats Book 4) it like trying to understand the ravings of a resentful teenager More to this point He sounds like a nightmare to work with He calls people bozos graspers and self promoters shameless resume padders for nothing than setting up a personal website workingn tech joining Toastmasters clubs to Pirate improve public speaking skills and organizing kayaking outingsHe doesn t like how his coworkers over use exclamation points so he sends out sarcastic company wide emails roasting people Jans the best Her can do attitude and big smile cheer me up every morning Jan Violent Silence is the grumpy woman who runs the blog she scowls a lot Poor Jan He has no problem with running a scam as long as he gets his Evenf I stay only one year I will get five thousand options and Cato if the IPO goes well those options could be worth some money He expounds on this crashingly boring and ueasenducing point multiple times making Lifes Splendid Drama it seem like he s a complete toolHe characterizes everyone at Apple as brainwashed corporate zombies who all truly believe they are doingncredibly The Complete Danteworlds important work If you re the average decent hard working person trying to do nice things and not scam anyone Lyons response to thiss haha sucker His greatest admiration The Boston Girl is saved for people who sold worthless startups like Netscape at the high point of a boom or joined months before an IPO and got rewarded out of proportion to their work I generally think that reading bookss preferable to not reading books but War by Other Means in this case you probably don t want to spend any timen the author s mind I was torn between a 1 star and a 5 star review The 5 stars because I can t remember the last time I read a book that made me so angry I was Dark Continent initially really excited to read this like the author I am a 50 guy who jumpednto the much younger world of start ups I was curious about his thoughts and experiences both good and bad Given his journalism background I had really high expectations I was completely let down This book was really just a polemic about the evils of start ups and their culture both Maxine Call Me Madam in general and a high level of specificity the company he worked at HubSpot Is there a culture of ageism sexism racism etc at some start ups Absolutely And at established companies Of course Thesessues are not start up Love Tactics issues but societalssues Is HubSpot a weird place to work I really have no dea based on the author s experience yes but unfortunately we only got one side of the story Is IBM a weird place to work Perhaps f you re 25 years old who s to knowFurther the author trashed the product but he never said f he ever used t or not And I m not sure he realizes that ageism s a two way street He Blinde Rache / Höllenfeuer is so critical of the younger generation thats leading the company. 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 nto the night; shower pods became hook up dens; a push up club met at noon n the lobby while nearby Chimeras Calling (Gargoyles of Cuchulian 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 chairMixedn with Lyons's uproarious ta.

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