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A Journey Into the Savage Heart of Silicon Valley

Book - 2017
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An exploration of Silicon Valley tech culture [which the author believes consists of] greed, hubris, and retrograde politics ... that aspires to radically transform society for its own benefit.
Publisher: New York :, Metropolitan Books,, 2017
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781627794855
Branch Call Number: 338.47004 PEI
Characteristics: 309 pages ; 22 cm

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NFreaderNWPL Jul 27, 2018

Behind every five successful entrepreneurs stand ninety-five who didn't make it. Yet the media environment is saturated with biographies of superstar entrepreneurs and others who triumphed over adversity. Against this backdrop, Pein brings readers along for the ride as he attempts to make it in Silicon Valley start-up culture. The result is often hilarious and weird, reading like a natural follow-up to Barbara Ehrenreich's immersion in the white-collar world of networking and self-development in "Bait and Switch."

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Zebra_88
Jul 08, 2018

a Great book if you are interested in the future as seen from Silicon Valley. An informative tail.

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annod
May 17, 2018

Greed never makes for a happy life.

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StarGladiator
May 16, 2018

Great and perfectly descriptive blurb on the back cover of the book by Thomas Frank [Listen, Liberals and What's the Matter With Kansas?].
This book is really aimed at aspiring 13 - - 20 year-olds, as a warning of the amorality of what constitutes the present tech industry.
I was a bit put off by the author's glibness, but he does make some good points along the way. Would especially recommend the first 5 pages of the book, and also pp. 131 - 136, and of greatest importance were pp. 155 -- 157.
The author sometimes confuses robber barons with nerds, otherwise he's on the right track.
[At the end of this book the author includes some very interesting comments on the demonetization which took place recently in India - - fascinating!]

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