Tejus Parikh

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Disrupted - Dan Lyons' ill fated trip through the startup world

Posted on April 26, 2016

I enjoyed reading Lyons' take on our startup world and found that it lead to some interesting discussions around the office.

I enjoyed reading Lyons' take on our startup world and found that it lead to some interesting discussions around the office.

Ironically, it was the hype that compelled me to buy this book. Dan Lyons was everywhere the week before our trip to the beach: tech blogs, NPR segments, and random internet comments. Lyons, of Newsweek, Fake Steve Jobs, and Silicon Vally fame, decided to leave the formerly staid world of business journalism and enter the cauldron of the marketing department of the marketing startup HubSpot. Hilarity ensued, if not Dan himself then the reader. In his misery, Lyons takes to task some of the most valued startup myths and the culture they create. I enjoyed reading his take on our startup world and found that it lead to some interesting discussions around the office.

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