The Upstarts

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

Hardcover, 544 pages

Published Jan. 31, 2017 by Little, Brown and Company.


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reviewed The Upstarts by Brad Stone

Interesting book that made me angry

4 stars

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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