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An Amazon Best Book of September 2019: Love it or hate it, Uber changed the way we use transportation in the U.S. and beyond. The story of this Silicon Valley start-up and its maverick founder Travis Kalanick is utterly riveting, and in Super Pumped author Mike Isaac gives readers an insider’s view of the stunning highs and catastrophic lows of what Isaac calls one of the first mobile unicorns. Through a combination of rapid-fire technological advances and hubris, Uber not only challenged an antiquated system, they delivered it a death blow that has had profound repercussions. The abhorrent behavior, cut-throat mentality, and frat-boy corporate culture within Uber may make you question how it became such a success, but this was also a power structure founded on remarkable creativity, innovation, and tenacity. Kalanick was a master of manipulation and deception during his reign at Uber, and it’s fascinating to see the machinations and greed that were ultimately his downfall. Once again, Uber is making headlines, and Super Pumped gives readers the jump on some of the backroom dealings that are now coming to light. A masterful work of investigative journalism perfect for readers who were captivated by Bad Blood, Mike Isaac’s book is a wild ride that you won’t want to miss. —Seira Wilson, Amazon Book Review

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“The tale of Uber, the queen of the so-called ‘unicorns,’ is a parable about power―and the lengths to which some startup founders will go to amass it and hold onto it. Aside from being a delicious read, Mike Isaac’s account is also teeming with new revelations that will shock and outrage you.”
- John Carreyrou, author of Bad Blood

“[Isaac’s] meticulously reported account of Uber’s trajectory avoids the easy paths.”
- Nitasha Tiku, WIRED

“Isaac is great at the ticktock of events as they unfold, but his best work comes when he steps back to examine the bigger picture.”
- Leslie Berlin, New York Times Book Review

“[Isaac] spins a compelling yarn. . . [Super Pumped] is no dry business profile but a tale that Isaac has deeply reported yet still made accessible.”
- William Nottingham, Los Angeles Times

“A devastating expose.”
- John Arlidge, The Times

“The first thing to know about Mike Isaac’s new book is that it’s wildly entertaining. But it’s also a very important read, because Isaac shows how Uber’s messy inner workings and dramatic power struggles have made a company that, for better and worse, is now part of the fabric of modern life.”
- Bethany McLean, author of The Smartest Guys in the Room

“Travis Kalanick changed an entire industry, made billions of dollars, and made a company into a verb, and he did so by destroying anything and anyone who stepped in his way. A riveting read about bro culture gone awry.”
- Nick Bilton, special correspondent, Vanity Fair

“A gripping, masterfully reported book that offers an essential window into what can go wrong with Silicon Valley’s growth-at-any-cost culture.”
- Sheelah Kolhatkar, author of Black Edge

“Reading more like a soap opera than a business book. . . Super Pumped goes beyond the business profile to reveal something deeper and darker. The Uber of Super Pumped―most likely still the Uber of today―is not just a business; it’s a Beast.”
- B. David Zarley, Paste

“A detailed, unsparing account of entrepreneurial arrogance, breathtaking excess, and cutthroat competition at one of the tech industry’s most vaunted, loathed, and socially transformative companies. In tracking Uber’s turbulent trajectory and Kalanick’s eventual fall from grace, Mike Isaac illuminates―and indicts―some of the business practices, cultural values, and mythologies shaping our new social infrastructure.”
- Anna Wiener, author of Uncanny Valley

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  • File Size: 3393 KB
  • Print Length: 410 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition (September 3, 2019)
  • Publication Date: September 3, 2019
  • Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07PZ2B85Y
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #26,214 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Well written detailed factual account of a start up that went global. Strongly recommended
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5.0 out of 5 stars Well written and exceptionally well researched
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5.0 out of 5 stars Tough at the top
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
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4.0 out of 5 stars Enlightening and confronting
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Muy recomendable
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Samit Ghosh
5.0 out of 5 stars An incredible journey of a legendary silicon valley 'pirate'
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5.0 out of 5 stars A very good study of the last 10 years of the Silicon Valley
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book about an iconic company
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good insight but only a little new
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Bilal
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent list of what to avoid when building a company
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great read
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great insights
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