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

The Upstarts: How Uber, Airbnb, and the Killer Companies of the New Silicon Valley Are Changing the WorldThe Upstarts: How Uber, Airbnb, and the Killer Companies of the New Silicon Valley Are Changing the World by Brad Stone
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

If you want a deep dive into Uber and AirBnB this does a reasonable job. It highlights how they fight against the status quo and regulation in general. The brash attitude of the founders pushing against the norm (sometimes to everyone’s detriment) to push collaborative consumption models circumventing decades of regulation is highlighted. There is a lot to learn if you are in a position to take on the normative behavior at scale.

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