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A book that should have taken 10 pages at most
17 August 2017
The story of a 50 year old guy reinventing himself and joining the startup scene slowly turns into a rant. The author rants and raves throughout the book accusing everyone around him for not realising his brilliance, of not acknowledging his experience (he repeats his resume at least once every chapter) and not giving him his due. He claims everyone in a startup is ageist and doesn't like older employees but then turns around and calls younger employees as 'idiots' and 'bozos'. By the end he just sounds like a jilted employee trying to make a quick buck with a "tell all" book about a sector that's currently newsworthy.
The sad part is that there are a few notable startup traits that are toxic and the author does mention them but the whole thing gets drowned out by what appears to be a rants of a raging lunatic. I later found that if you do an Internet search you'll find 15 minute videos of the author stating pretty much what is of worth in the book. I unfortunately, found out too late.