Chaos Monkeys by Antonio García Martínez • Silicon Valley • technopreneurship

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Book cover of Chaos Monkeys by Antonio Garcia Martinez - Silicon Valley

biography ● company ● technology

Recommendation 4 / 5

Chaos Monkey is about Silicon Valley which is one of the most interesting places in the world. First, chaos monkey is a metaphor for Silicon Valley which resembles a monkey running crazy through a server farm literally punching boxes, pulling on cables etc. So like Travis Kalanick at Uber once have said – you know what, we are not going to have taxis anymore. We’re just going to have a mobile app and anybody can be a taxi driver. You’re just going to hail a taxi through your phone…

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Bad Blood by John Carreyrou • Silicon Valley Startup • Theranos • fake medicine

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Book cover of Bad Blood by John Carreyrou - Theranos

medicine ● crime ● true story

Recommendation 5 / 5

Bad blood. The best business book of 2018 according to Financial Times and McKinsey. The book offers an astonishing, absolutely amazing and deep story of Theranos, a faked company which was famed for its blood testing methodology, and its founder, Elizabeth Holmes. The book is very easy to read, written by John Carreyrou, a journalist from Wall Street Journal, who actually uncovered the truth about the company. I’d say the, predominantly, it’s a document, but also a great spy story as the book talks about the company from many different angles….