- How Uber, Airbnb, and the Killer Companies of the New Silicon Valley Are Changing the World
- Narrated by: Dean Temple
- Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 01-31-17
- Language: English
- Publisher: Hachette Audio
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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 have ushered in a new era: redefining neighborhoods, 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, another generation of entrepreneurs is using technology to upend convention and disrupt entire industries. These are the upstarts, idiosyncratic founders with limitless drive and an abundance of self-confidence. Led by such visionaries as Travis Kalanick of Uber and Brian Chesky of Airbnb, they are rewriting the rules of business and often sidestepping serious ethical and legal obstacles in the process.
The Upstarts is the definitive story of two new titans of business and a dawning age of tenacity, conflict, and wealth. In Brad Stone's riveting account of the most radical companies of the new Silicon Valley, we discover how it all happened and what it took to change the world.
Customer ReviewsMost Helpful
By Nelson Reyneri on 03-25-17
Another great and important book by Brad Stone
Would you consider the audio edition of The Upstarts to be better than the print version?
Yes, narrator s excellent
Who was your favorite character and why?
The founders of AirBnB and Uber
Any additional comments?
Brad Stone is one of America's top writer- recommend his book on Amazon as well as following his writings on Business Week. Anyone interested in starting a business or understanding the dynamics of what is driving disruption on today's global economy should read this book.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
By Chuck Smiley on 08-03-17
Interesting Story, Average Narration
My 39th book on Audible. The story was good and told a compelling tale, but the narrator was only "average", compared to my other listens. Buy this Audible book for interesting insight but don't expect a knock-out narration.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful