I think I had this job once. Or twice.

Posted on 02/15/2017 in misc

Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start-Up Bubble by Dan Lyons

Another budget Kindle special. Dan, a 52 year old unemployed journalist, gets a PR job with pre-IPO Hubspot. Hilarity ensures, mostly in Dan's telling of the mismanaged disaster Hubspot is. I always though that software was BS, so I wasn't surprised by his description of working there. Software that promises to turn you into an inbound marketing machine is in fact mostly sold by an army of cold calling 20 somethings. I've been on the receiving end of some of those calls.

Dan also gets into some bigger issues of age discrimination in the tech industry, and the insane bubble of companies with no profit going public at stupid valuations. It'll all ring very familiar for anybody that works in tech.