Disrupted
Score: 4.5
From 264 Ratings

Disrupted


  • Author: Dan Lyons
  • Release Date : 2016-04-05
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • File Size: 2288816 Bytes


An instant New York Times bestseller, Dan Lyons' "hysterical" (Recode) memoir, hailed by the Los Angeles Times as "the best book about Silicon Valley," takes readers inside the maddening world of fad-chasing venture capitalists, sales bros, social climbers, and sociopaths at today's tech startups. For twenty-five years Dan Lyons was a magazine writer at the top of his profession--until one Friday morning when he received a phone call: Poof. His job no longer existed. "I think they just want to hire younger people," his boss at Newsweek told him. Fifty years old and with a wife and two young kids, Dan was, in a word, screwed. Then an idea hit. Dan had long reported on Silicon Valley and the tech explosion. Why not join it? HubSpot, a Boston start-up, ...

Childhood Disrupted
Score: 5
From 6 Ratings

Childhood Disrupted


  • Author: Donna Jackson Nakazawa
  • Release Date : 2015-07-07
  • Genre: Psychology
  • File Size: 3870170 Bytes


A “courageous, compassionate, and rigorous every-person’s guide” (Christina Bethell, PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health) that shows the link between Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and adult illnesses such as heart disease, autoimmune disease, and cancer—Childhood Disrupted also explains how to cope and heal from these emotional traumas.Your biography becomes your biology. The emotional trauma we suffer as children not only shapes our emotional lives as adults, but it also affects our physical health, longevity, and overall wellbeing. Scientists now know on a bio-chemical level exactly how parents’ chronic fights, divorce, death in the family, being bullied or hazed, and growing up with a hypercritical, alcoholic, or ...

Disrupted
Score: 3.5
From 603 Ratings

Disrupted


  • Author : Dan Lyons
  • Publisher : Hachette Books
  • Release Date : 2016-04-05
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316306072


Disrupted Book Description :

An instant New York Times bestseller, Dan Lyons' "hysterical" (Recode) memoir, hailed by the Los Angeles Times as "the best book about Silicon Valley," takes readers inside the maddening world of fad-chasing venture capitalists, sales bros, social climbers, and sociopaths at today's tech startups. For twenty-five years Dan Lyons was a magazine writer at the top of his profession--until one Friday morning when he received a phone call: Poof. His job no longer existed. "I think they just want to hire younger people," his boss at Newsweek told him. Fifty years old and with a wife and two young kids, Dan was, in a word, screwed. Then an idea hit. Dan had long reported on Silicon Valley and the tech explosion. Why not join it? HubSpot, a Boston start-up, ...

Disrupted Networks

Disrupted Networks


  • Author : Bruce J. West
  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9789814304313


Disrupted Networks Book Description :

This book provides a lens through which modern society is shown to depend on complex networks for its stability. One way to achieve this understanding is through the development of a new kind of science, one that is not explicitly dependent on the traditional disciplines of biology, economics, physics, sociology and so on; a science of networks. This text reviews, in non-mathematical language, what we know about the development of science in the twenty-first century and how that knowledge influences our world. In addition, it distinguishes the two-tiered science of the twentieth century, based on experiment and theory (data and knowledge) from the three-tiered science of experiment, computation and theory (data, information and knowledge) of the twen...

Disrupted Patterns
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Disrupted Patterns


  • Author : Theodore E. D. Braun
  • Publisher : Rodopi
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9042005505


Disrupted Patterns Book Description :

This collection of essays explores the significance of modern chaos theory as a new paradigm in literary studies and argues for the usefulness of borrowings from one discipline to another. Its thesis is that external reality is real and is not merely a social construct. On the other hand, this volume reflects the belief that literature, as a social and cultural construct, is not unrelated to that external reality. The authors represented here furthermore believe that learning to communicate across disciplinary divides is worth the risk of looking silly to purists and dogmatists. In applying a contemporary scientific grid to a by-gone era, the authors play out Steven Weinberg's exhortation to mind the clues to the past that cannot be obtained in any o...

Disrupted

Disrupted


  • Author : Julie Anderson Love
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2011-06-15
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781610970952


Disrupted Book Description :

"I should not be writing this. I had a malignant brain tumor. I had an extremely malignant brain tumor. By all medical statistics, I should be dead. Last time I checked, dead people don't write." So begins Julie Anderson Love's memoir. It is the funny, horrifying, compelling story of her battle with an extremely malignant brain tumor. The good news is, she survived; the scary news is, according to medical statistics and prognoses, she wasn't supposed to. Her book is not just a How-To-Be-The-Patient-From-Hell, although one could read it for that; it is the story of a woman of faith who believes in a loving God, who faces the possibility of her imminent death. As one reader described it: "This is a fully realized story of faith, the dissolution of fait...

Disrupted Lives

Disrupted Lives


  • Author : Gay Becker
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 1998-01-06
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0520919246


Disrupted Lives Book Description :

Our lives are full of disruptions, from the minor—a flat tire, an unexpected phone call—to the fateful—a diagnosis of infertility, an illness, the death of a loved one. In the first book to examine disruption in American life from a cultural rather than a psychological perspective, Gay Becker follows hundreds of people to find out what they do after something unexpected occurs. Starting with bodily distress, she shows how individuals recount experiences of disruption metaphorically, drawing on important cultural themes to help them reestablish order and continuity in their lives. Through vivid and poignant stories of people from different walks of life who experience different types of disruptions, Becker examines how people rework their ideas ...

Disrupted Cities

Disrupted Cities


  • Author : Stephen Graham
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2010-06-10
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135851989


Disrupted Cities Book Description :

Bringing together leading researchers from geography, political science, sociology, public policy and technology studies, Disrupted Cities exposes the politics of well-known disruptions such as devastation of New Orleans in 2005, the global SARS outbreak in 2002-3, and the great power collapse in the North Eastern US in 2003. But the book also excavates the politics of more hidden disruptions: the clogging of city sewers with fat; the day-to-day infrastructural collapses which dominate urban life in much of the global south; the deliberate devastation of urban infrastructure by state militaries; and the ways in which alleged threats of infrastructural disruption have been used to radically reorganize cities as part of the ‘war on terror’. Accessi...

Disrupted Lives

Disrupted Lives


  • Author : Brenda Youngerman
  • Publisher : Strategic Book Publishing
  • Release Date : 2011-07-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781612046853


Disrupted Lives Book Description :

A name does not make a person, a person makes a name. Such is the theme of Disrupted Lives, the story of how one adopted child touches and intersects with many lives, but ends up destroying one family name, while building another family’s legacy. Darren and Amelia Kane were high school sweethearts torn apart by war. They reunite and discover that they both must put their nightmares behind them to build a life together. Betrayed by her parents, Amelia was earlier forced to give up their child. Fiona Porter and Sterling Lake are thrown together as part of a business proposition. They end up surprising both their families by enriching the Lake empire and family name. The Lakes become synonymous with society, power and money, and their children must ca...

College Disrupted
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

College Disrupted


  • Author : Ryan Craig
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2015-03-10
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466879140


College Disrupted Book Description :

For nearly two decades, pundits have been predicting the demise of higher education in the United States. Our colleges and universities will soon find themselves competing for students with universities from around the world. With the advent of massive open online courses ("MOOCS") over the past two years, predictions that higher education will be the next industry to undergo "disruption" have become more frequent and fervent. Currently a university's reputation relies heavily on the "four Rs" in which the most elite schools thrive—rankings, research, real estate, and rah! (i.e. sports). But for the majority of students who are not attending these elite institutions, the "four Rs" offer poor value for the expense of a college education. Craig sees ...

Democracy Disrupted

Democracy Disrupted


  • Author : Ivan Krastev
  • Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Release Date : 2014-05-15
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780812290745


Democracy Disrupted Book Description :

Since the financial meltdown of 2008, political protests have spread around the world like chain lightning, from the "Occupy" movements of the United States, Great Britain, and Spain to more destabilizing forms of unrest in Tunisia, Egypt, Russia, Thailand, Bulgaria, Turkey, and Ukraine. In Democracy Disrupted: The Politics of Global Protest, commentator and political scientist Ivan Krastev proposes a provocative interpretation of these popular uprisings—one with ominous implications for the future of democratic politics. Challenging theories that trace the protests to the rise of a global middle class, Krastev proposes that the insurrections express a pervasive distrust of democratic institutions. Protesters on the streets of Moscow, Sofia, Istanb...

Life Disrupted
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Life Disrupted


  • Author : Laurie Edwards
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2011-02-01
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780802779731


Life Disrupted Book Description :

Twenty-seven-year-old Laurie Edwards is one of 125 million Americans who have a chronic illness, in her case a rare genetic respiratory disease. Because of medical advances in the treatment of serious childhood diseases, 600,000 chronically ill teens enter adulthood every year who decades ago would not have survived-they and people diagnosed in adulthood face the same challenges of college, career, and starting a family as others in their twenties and thirties, but with the added circumstance of having chronic illness. Life Disrupted is a personal and unflinching guide to living well with a chronic illness: managing your own health care without letting it take over your life, dealing with difficult doctors and frequent hospitalizations, having a prod...