Chaos Monkeys vs. Disrupted

Chaos Monkeys
Have you read Chaos Monkeys: Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley) by Antonio Garcia Martinez? Like Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start-Up Bubble, it is a behind-the-scenes look at a tech company, but the narrator is so much less likable. As much as I love Martinez’s trenchant observations about life as an entrepreneur and a Facebook acquihire, his sexist digressions and incessant braggadocio are jarring. By contrast, I found myself really rooting for Dan Lyons, the author of Disrupted, as he battled HubSpot’s inane startup culture. Chaos Monkeys is definitely worth reading, but it’s a shame Martinez couldn’t have suppressed some of his more adolescent impulses.

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