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The Resource The upstarts : how Uber, Airbnb, and the killer companies of the new Silicon Valley are changing the world, Brad Stone

The upstarts : how Uber, Airbnb, and the killer companies of the new Silicon Valley are changing the world, Brad Stone

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The upstarts : how Uber, Airbnb, and the killer companies of the new Silicon Valley are changing the world
Title
The upstarts
Title remainder
how Uber, Airbnb, and the killer companies of the new Silicon Valley are changing the world
Statement of responsibility
Brad Stone
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"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"--From the publisher's web site
Summary
The world today is vastly different than it was even ten years ago, and it is due to the upstarts. In THE UPSTARTS, Brad Stone provides the rollicking narrative that shows the how our latest--and perhaps greatest--technological wave was born
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10550861
Cataloging source
AMP
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Stone, Brad
Dewey number
  • 338.04/09273
  • 658.02
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Airbnb (Firm)
  • Uber (Firm)
  • New business enterprises
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Electronic commerce
  • Bed and breakfast accommodations
  • Ridesharing
  • Sharing
  • Peer-to-peer travel
  • Large type books
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Corporate & Business History
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Entrepreneurship
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Computer Industry
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
Target audience
adult
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how Uber, Airbnb, and the killer companies of the new Silicon Valley are changing the world
Label
The upstarts : how Uber, Airbnb, and the killer companies of the new Silicon Valley are changing the world, Brad Stone
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [491]-527) and an index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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  • still image
  • text
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  • sti
  • txt
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  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Part I: Side projects. The trough of sorrow: the early years of Airbnb -- Jam sessions: the early years of Uber -- The nonstarters: SeamlessWeb, Taxi Magic, Cabulous, Couchsurfing, Zimride -- The growth hacker: How Airbnb took off -- Blood, sweat, and ramen: how Uber conquered San Francisco -- Part II: Empire building. The wartime CEO: Airbnb fights on two fronts -- The playbook: Uber's expansion begins -- Travis's law: The rise of ridesharing -- Too big to regulate: Airbnb's fight in New York City -- Part III: The trial of the upstarts. God view: Uber's rough ride -- Escape velocity: Fights and fables with Airbnb -- Global mega-unicorn death match!: Uber versus the world -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn970664739
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 527 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780316396813
Lccn
2016958932
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)970664739
Label
The upstarts : how Uber, Airbnb, and the killer companies of the new Silicon Valley are changing the world, Brad Stone
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [491]-527) and an index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Part I: Side projects. The trough of sorrow: the early years of Airbnb -- Jam sessions: the early years of Uber -- The nonstarters: SeamlessWeb, Taxi Magic, Cabulous, Couchsurfing, Zimride -- The growth hacker: How Airbnb took off -- Blood, sweat, and ramen: how Uber conquered San Francisco -- Part II: Empire building. The wartime CEO: Airbnb fights on two fronts -- The playbook: Uber's expansion begins -- Travis's law: The rise of ridesharing -- Too big to regulate: Airbnb's fight in New York City -- Part III: The trial of the upstarts. God view: Uber's rough ride -- Escape velocity: Fights and fables with Airbnb -- Global mega-unicorn death match!: Uber versus the world -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn970664739
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 527 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780316396813
Lccn
2016958932
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)970664739

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