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

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The Upstarts: How Uber, Airbnb, and the Killer Companies of the New Silicon Valley Are Changing the World Read Online Free - 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 companies of the new Silicon Valley, we find out how it all started, and how the world is wildly different than it was ten years ago.

Title : The Upstarts: How Uber, Airbnb, and the Killer Companies of the New Silicon Valley Are Changing the World
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ISBN : 0593076354
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 384 pages


Athan rated it ★★★★★

February 16, 2017

I read this at warp speed. Like, I read it in the tube, I read it in a taxi (bad idea,) I read it while code was compiling. I had to know what happens next. Did it address any of the big issues about the sharing economy? Let’s put it this way: the author is very clearly aware of all the questions t...

Vartika rated it ★★★☆☆

March 15, 2017

Good piece of journalism that includes reporting some lesser known facts about the Upstarts which are less companies more a phenomenon in their own might. However, a great book for me is one that lends itself to imagination and thought and inspires more thinking and doing. Upstarts is a good narra...

Rob rated it ★★★★★

February 09, 2017

I love this type of book typically but the way Stone wove this story was amazing. One of, if not the, best "how did these companies emerge seemingly over night to become household names and change the world" books out there. If you want to know what it takes to build a company of great importance...

Aditya rated it ★★★★★

February 25, 2017

Tahukah kamu kalau mungkin saat ini tidak akan ada aplikasi Uber bila sang founder tidak menonton film James Bond Casino Royale? Dan mungkin saat ini tidak ada lagi yang mengenal Airbnb jika para foundernya tidak bertindak gila dengan menjual sereal di masa kampanye Presiden Obama? Apakah kamu tah...

Dillon rated it ★★★☆☆

May 13, 2017

This book was ok - I liked the Amazon one by Brad Stone ( The Everything Store) better, but that could be because I'm more familiar with Amazon (Seattleite, customer, ...employee) and also more curious. Brad Stone did a good job of detailing the tension between Uber and (particularly) Airbnb's se...

Conrad rated it ★★★★★

March 25, 2017

The upstarts contains a solid telling of the history of AirBNB and Uber. I was pretty intimately involved with the Uber part of the story and I can say that the history there is very much accurate. I was also so focused on Uber at that time that I actually had no idea what was going on at AirBNB....

Marks54 rated it ★★★★☆

April 01, 2017

Books about highly successful firms and their often legendary founders and leaders are often of mixed quality and not very interesting. Many are hagiographies that tell the amazing stories of their subjects with clarity and near omniscience, so that the reader recognizes that the success of the f...

Ethan rated it ★★★★☆

February 10, 2017

An account by Brad Stone on the sharing economy giants Uber and Airbnb. It does paint a more balanced picture of the actions of Uber in contrast to the over sensationalized negative media coverage on them. Brad usually gives both accounts of the story and let's the reader decide. Brad also gives...

Roy rated it ★★☆☆☆

February 28, 2017

2.5 stars. A little one sided but I guess you get this from one of these types of novels. Was more interested in the chapters on Uber.

Fawaz rated it ★★★★☆

August 07, 2017

Was nice to know the story behind some popular companies, like uber, and changed some wrong thoughts I had about some companies like Lift. Never knew how these companies started. unfortunately, a lot been changed since Trump Won, which this book won't cover, but still enjoyed how they started. som...

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