The Upstarts by Brad Stone audiobook

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

By Brad Stone
Read by Dean Temple

Little, Brown & Company 9780316388399
10.70 Hours Unabridged
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A look deep inside the new Silicon Valley, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Everything Store Ten years ago, the idea of getting into a stranger’s car, or a 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 have ushered in a new era: redefining neighborhoods, 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, another generation of entrepreneurs is using technology to upend convention and disrupt entire industries. These are the upstarts, idiosyncratic founders with limitless drive and an abundance of self-confidence. Led by such visionaries as Travis Kalanick of Uber and Brian Chesky of Airbnb, they are rewriting the rules of business and often sidestepping serious ethical and legal obstacles in the process. The Upstarts is the definitive story of two new titans of business and a dawning age of tenacity, conflict and wealth. In Brad Stone’s riveting account of the most radical companies of the new Silicon Valley, we discover how it all happened and what it took to change the world.

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice of New in Paperback

An Amazon Best Book of the Month for February 2017

A look deep inside the new Silicon Valley, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Everything Store

Ten years ago, the idea of getting into a stranger’s car, or a 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 have ushered in a new era: redefining neighborhoods, 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, another generation of entrepreneurs is using technology to upend convention and disrupt entire industries. These are the upstarts, idiosyncratic founders with limitless drive and an abundance of self-confidence. Led by such visionaries as Travis Kalanick of Uber and Brian Chesky of Airbnb, they are rewriting the rules of business and often sidestepping serious ethical and legal obstacles in the process.

The Upstarts is the definitive story of two new titans of business and a dawning age of tenacity, conflict and wealth. In Brad Stone’s riveting account of the most radical companies of the new Silicon Valley, we discover how it all happened and what it took to change the world.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Stone brings a big dose of truth serum to the marvels and machinations of the sharing economy and its founders…The Upstarts is rich with inside details.” Forbes
“Offers a balanced view of these companies’ spectacular rise: On one side, the disruption ushered in a new era of freedom regarding the services people use; on the other, the start-ups’ growth represents ‘the overweening hubris of the techno-elite.’” New York Times
“Succeeds is in providing the reader with the visceral experience of the start-up enterprise.” Washington Post
“The most detailed investigation yet into the early years of these Silicon Valley prodigies…an entertaining and well-crafted account.” Financial Times (London)
“Timely, clear-eyed, and crisply written, The Upstarts is a must for readers seeking insight into how ideas and eventually businesses can succeed or fail in a technology-rich landscape.” Amazon.com

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Author

Author Bio: Brad Stone

Author Bio: Brad Stone

Brad Stone is senior executive editor of global technology at Bloomberg News and the author of the New York Times bestseller The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon. He has covered Silicon Valley for more than fifteen years.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Business & Economics
Runtime: 10.70
Audience: Adult
Language: English