One Friday morning he received a phone call: his job no longer existed. Fifty years old and with a wife and two young kids, Dan was unemployed and facing financial oblivion. Then an idea hit. Dan had long reported on Silicon Valley and the tech explosion. Why not join it? HubSpot, a Boston start-up, was flush with $100 million in venture capital. They offered Dan a pile of stock options for the nebulous role of "marketing fellow." What could possibly go wrong?
TEDxLiverpool are welcoming US tech journalist Dan Lyons back to Liverpool as he launches his bestselling book, Disrupted, in the UK. Dan is a Boston-based author & speaker. He was formerly co-producer & writer for the TV series "Silicon Valley" and tech editor for Newsweek & Forbes magazines. Dan's also spoken at TEDxLiverpool.
"We've convinced Dan to return to Liverpool to tell us about his new book as well as his many years covering Silicon Valley and the tech industry. If you've got any interest in the tech industry or startups, you won't want to miss it!" So why not join Dan, Herb Kim and your friends from 5.30pm onwards at Unit 51.
It's a free event but you'll need to register quickly as it's limited to 100!