The Upstarts

How Uber, Airbnb, and the Killer Companies of the New Silicon Valley Are Changing the World

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Published Jan. 30, 2017 by Little, Brown & Company.


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Ten years ago, the idea of getting into a stranger’s car, or walking into a stranger’s home, would have seemed bizarre and dangerous, but today it’s as common as ordering a book online. Uber and Airbnb are household names: redefining neighbourhoods, challenging the way governments regulate business and changing the way we travel.

In the spirit of iconic Silicon Valley renegades like Steve Jobs and Bill Gates, a new generation of entrepreneurs is sparking yet another cultural upheaval through technology. They are among the Upstarts, idiosyncratic founders with limitless drive and an abundance of self-confidence. Young, hungry and brilliant, they are rewriting the traditional rules of business, changing our day-to-day lives and often sidestepping serious ethical and legal obstacles in the process.

The Upstarts is the definitive account of a dawning age of tenacity, creativity, conflict and wealth. In Brad Stone’s highly anticipated and riveting account of the most radical …

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Interesting book that made me angry

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I have recently finished this book, and it made me angry somehow. Everything is connected in Silicon Valley, and nobody knows what to do when shit happens. It's like a machine that keeps going and going without anyone knowing how to stop it. All the young blood turns into old blood and the cycle starts again.

This book is about a bunch of young people who move to Silicon Valley and start their own companies. Some fail and some succeed, but all of them are changing the world in one way or another.

A lot of help and struggles come from right connections, be it a status quo challenges or old farts that do not want "the progress". All of them are protecting their pals, and it's really frustrating because we lose more and more freedoms, and we are protected from the wrong influences.

The book talks about three main …

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