GS01 Disrupted: Learnings from a Year in Start-Up Hell

8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Tuesday, November 15

Dan Lyons—journalist, satirist, comedy writer—had always wondered what it was like to work for a tech startup. So, at the age of 52, he took the plunge and came away two years later with a New York Times best-selling memoir, Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start-Up Bubble, a laugh-out-loud account of a job experience gone horribly awry. Dan’s talk blends self-deprecating humor with insight about a changing workplace and the enormous role that training and learning play in shaping and maintaining a strong, healthy, sustainable corporate culture.

Dan Lyons

Author of Disrupted and Screenwriter & Co-producer of Silicon Valley

Dan Lyons is a journalist, novelist, and screenwriter best known for writing satire about the technology industry. In 2013, Dan left the media business and took a job inside a software startup. This experience became the basis of a funny, poignant, and insightful memoir, Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start-Up Bubble. The book became an instant best-seller and was hailed by the Los Angeles Times as “the best book about Silicon Valley today.” Dan has also been a screenwriter and co-producer on HBO’s hit comedy series Silicon Valley. He is excited to talk to us about corporate culture and the role that learning and training play in fostering a healthy, vibrant workplace.

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