Summary and Analysis of The Upstarts: How Uber, Airbnb, and the Killer Companies of the New Silicon Valley are Changing the World

Based on the Book by Brad Stone

Author: Worth Books

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504046471

Category: Business & Economics

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So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of The Upstarts tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Brad Stone’s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader. This short summary and analysis of The Upstarts: How Uber, Airbnb, and the Killer Companies of the New Silicon Valley Are Changing the World includes: Chapter-by-chapter overviews Character profiles Detailed timeline of events Important quotes Fascinating trivia Glossary of terms Supporting material to enhance your understanding of the original work About The Upstarts by Brad Stone: Brad Stone’s The Upstarts: How Uber, Airbnb, and the Killer Companies of the New Silicon Valley Are Changing the World is a detailed account of the founding of Uber and Airbnb, as well as each company’s climb from small startup to transportation and hospitality powerhouse. The Upstarts provides insight into the early lives of entrepreneurs Travis Kalanick and Brian Chesky, including their forays into new business ventures, some successful, most of them not. Stone points out the amazing parallels between the two tech companies as they fight for startup capital, wrestle to find the right framework for their products and organizations, and bring in the talent and technology needed to support those offerings. The summary and analysis in this ebook are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of nonfiction.
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How Uber, Airbnb and the Killer Companies of the New Silicon Valley are Changing the World

Author: Brad Stone

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473527023

Category: Business & Economics

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Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1455559016

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

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Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473539781

Category: Political Science

Page: 400

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