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Author Pein, Corey, author.

Title Live work work work die : a journey into the savage heart of Silicon Valley / Corey Pein.

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. New York : Metropolitan Books, 2017.
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 95th Street Adult Nonfiction  338.47004 PEI    AVAILABLE
 Naper Blvd. Adult Nonfiction  338.47004 PEI    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  338.47004 PEI    AVAILABLE
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Description 309 pages ; 22 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-304) and index.
Summary At the height of the startup boom, journalist Corey Pein set out for Silicon Valley with little more than a smartphone and his wits. His goal: to learn how such an overhyped industry could possibly sustain itself as long as it has. Determined to cut through the clichés of big tech—the relentless optimism, the incessant repetition of vacuous buzzwords—Pein decided that he would need to take an approach as unorthodox as the companies he would soon be covering. To truly understand the delirious reality of a Silicon Valley entrepreneur, he knew, he would have to inhabit that perspective—he would have to become an entrepreneur. Thus he begins his journey—skulking through gimmicky tech conferences, pitching his over-the-top business ideas to investors, and interviewing a cast of outrageous characters: cyborgs and con artists, Teamsters and transhumanists, jittery hackers and naive upstart programmers whose entire lives are managed by their employers—who work endlessly and obediently, never thinking to question their place in the system.
Subject Internet industry -- California.
High technology industries -- California.
Technological innovations -- California.
New business enterprises -- California.
Entrepreneurship -- California.
ISBN 9781627794855 (hardcover)
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