Think all that glitters is gold when it comes to working for tech companies in Silicon Valley? Well, think again. Dan Lyons -- author, screenwriter, and keen watcher of human behavior -- shares his observations.
Dan Lyons’s latest book, Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Startup Bubble, became an instant New York Times best-seller when it was published in April 2016. The Los Angeles Times called it “the best book about Silicon Valley today.”
Dan writes about workplace culture, technology, and transformation. Previously he was technology editor at Newsweek and a technology reporter at Forbes. In 2006, Dan created The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs, a blog that evolved into a novel and a cable TV comedy show, Icon, which led to his work on HBO’s hit comedy Silicon Valley, where he spent two seasons as a screenwriter.
As a journalist, Dan has covered emerging technologies like artificial intelligence, robotics, and fusion energy. At Newsweek and Forbes, he wrote about Apple, Google, and Facebook, producing stories on everything from supercomputing to smartphones. He has appeared as a guest on Al Jazeera, CNBC, MSNBC, CNN, BBC, Bloomberg TV, Fox Business News and National Public Radio, and has written for the New York Times Magazine, GQ, Vanity Fair, Wired and the New Yorker.
In addition to his work as a journalist, Dan has published three works of fiction. His last book, Options: The Secret Life of Steve Jobs, was a sharp satire about Silicon Valley, published in 2007 to critical acclaim. His previous books are Dog Days (a novel) and The Last Good Man (short stories).