The Upstarts

ISBN9780316523134
PublisherHachette Book Group
PublishedMay 1, 2018
Pages400
AuthorBrad Stone
FormatMASS MARKET
Weight0.5 Kg.
Height8.2 in.
Width5.5 in.
Depth1.1 in.

The Upstarts

Brad Stone

MASS MARKET

May 1, 2018

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 walking into a stranger's home, would have seemed bizarre and dangerous--yet today it is as common as ordering a book online. Companies like Uber and Airbnb have redefined the way we live. And while they have become pervasive in our day-to-day lives, they are not universally celebrated. They are the result of a generation of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs who used technology to upend convention and disrupt entire industries. Led by Travis Kalanick of Uber and Brian Chesky of Airbnb, these are the upstarts, founders with an overabundance of self-confidence and a limitless drive that pushed them to rewrite the rules, better and sometimes for worse.
 
Now with a new epilogue and updated throughout, The Upstarts takes us deep into the origins--and controversy--of these new titans of business.
 
Buy The Upstarts by Brad Stone at Fully Booked online and at Fully Booked branches in the Philippines.

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ISBN9780316523134
PublisherHachette Book Group
PublishedMay 1, 2018
Pages400
AuthorBrad Stone
FormatMASS MARKET
Weight0.5 Kg.
Height8.2 in.
Width5.5 in.
Depth1.1 in.

Synopsis

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 walking into a stranger's home, would have seemed bizarre and dangerous--yet today it is as common as ordering a book online. Companies like Uber and Airbnb have redefined the way we live. And while they have become pervasive in our day-to-day lives, they are not universally celebrated. They are the result of a generation of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs who used technology to upend convention and disrupt entire industries. Led by Travis Kalanick of Uber and Brian Chesky of Airbnb, these are the upstarts, founders with an overabundance of self-confidence and a limitless drive that pushed them to rewrite the rules, better and sometimes for worse.
 
Now with a new epilogue and updated throughout, The Upstarts takes us deep into the origins--and controversy--of these new titans of business.
 
Buy The Upstarts by Brad Stone at Fully Booked online and at Fully Booked branches in the Philippines.

Editorial Reviews

"Stone (The Everything Store) turns his attention to the sharing economy in this dual portrait of two of the fastest growing startups...At both Uber, the ride-sharing app, and Airbnb, the homestay rental platform, Stone finds commonality among the CEOs, who lead their respective companies with an idealistic vision and aggressive business practices... Solid and the sheer magnitude of the book's subjects demands attention."

– Publishers Weekly

"Technology writer Brad Stone chronicles [Uber and Airbnb's] swift rise to the corporate stratosphere, juxtaposing visionary zeal with the often deep impacts they've left in their wakes... The book is a timely reminder that pushing the digital realm into the physical can disrupt communities as well as the competition."

– Nature Magazine

"A richly researched and highly readable narrative that provides additional layers of insight by weaving in contrasting stories of competing companies that failed."

– Walter Isaacson, New York Times Book Review