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Review: Disrupted by Dan Lyons

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★★★★★ 5/5 (1 rating)

Have you ever wondered what it's like to work at a tech startup? If so, you'll love the hilarious - yet also scary - non-fiction book Disrupted from author and journalist Dan Lyons' personal experience working at HubSpot. Recently out of work, the author was excited to land a marketing job that looked like it would be a good fit for him. At first, HubSpot seems like a goofy, quirky place to work with plenty of fun. But in "Disrupted", Dan Lyons exposes a darker side to this tech start-up which gets worse as things go along. On top of all of this is the author's experience as an older person dropped into a young person's work environment. Funny, honest, and eye-opening, this book is a must-read.

I own a copy of this book and have already read it twice during the past several months; it's a captivating read. One of the things I like best about it is the author's honesty about everything, and the way he takes the reader along with him on his adventures at HubSpot, starting from the time he was let go from his previous job at NewsWeek. That experience in itself (being out of work at a time when he really needed a job) was also written in an up-front manner and it hooked me from the start.

You'll enjoy this book if you've ever wondered what life is really like in one of those eccentric tech start-ups. Whether for yourself or as a gift for that hard-to-buy-for person in your life, I just could not put down Disrupted by Dan Lyons and highly recommend this book.

Where to get it

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