- File Size: 182 KB
- Print Length: 54 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: February 12, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0078IO4CW
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100 Red Flags That You're Working for a Crappy Tech Startup Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
The variables involved in startup land are so immense that your odds of striking the pot of gold are so stacked against you, that you are unlikely to ever see the promised land. In return, you earn the right to work long hours at offshore wages, for a piece of paper that appears to suggest you're rich before you realize it's no different than fiat money which isn't backed by anything. Instead, you're holding an expensive piece of paper filled with hopeless belief!
I remember one scenario where the founder was smashing walls in the offices out of sheer anger because "a friend" chose not to take his salary offer (which was higher than the poor souls who didn't know the founder) because his wife said he couldn't leave his stable, well-paid position at a larger financial institution. So instantly, the founder cursed him and his wife and called him a "loser". Is that really a friend? Sounds like a maniac to me.
Avery's startup flags are the funniest things I've ever read! As mentioned elsewhere, you "really do" begin to feel sorry for the author for red flags experienced and wonder how the hell can one person face so much bad luck until you discover you're looking at yourself in the mirror for experiencing the same bad luck! It's then that you realize that the problem is endemic to an "industry of promise".Read more ›
Avery Bond is obviously uttering a real cri de cour, and is sounding a warning for other mad optimists embarking on their own routes to fame and fortune. One gets the distinct impression this was written as a rant, but it is a very good rant... authentic, original and very, very funny.
Ian Fleming once said that he could never write about some of the real spy stories and commando operations that he knew of for his James Bond stories, because nobody would believe them to be possible. This doesn't seem to have stopped Bond, Avery Bond. Experience does teach that truth can be much stranger than fiction, and this book is about hard-earned experience.
I bought this book on a whim and glad (I think) I did. Like a good catharsis, this book reads like being in the trenches.. the mud, blood and guts of the modern technology startup. Pressed white shirts and espresso machines in the break-room cannot compensate for the utter doom of the chaos and mayhem of a dysfunctional workplace.
Captures the gestalt of failed dreams and dashed expectations. My experience reading this book brings back a flood of memories. And while I've moved on to better places this reminded me of that crazy train....
Thoroughly enjoyable read filled with clarity and humor.
Whether you're an ex-startup employee, ever been interested in getting a behind-the-scenes look, or if you're working for a startup now (most relevant), you'll want to buy this bad boy. At $0.99 it's a steal. Well done Avery Bond!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is an incredible read. Funny, but on a serious note at the same time. Hmm. Need more words to post this reviewPublished 17 months ago by Sarath Menon
This is very much a short list of common sense indicators that a company is suboptimal, surrounded by a large does of "I know better. Read morePublished on February 12, 2013 by Jeffrey Putz
An interesting perspective from the author. Bond is pretty bang on in sharing some of the happenings behind the scenes. It's poignant, funny and at the same time sad. Read morePublished on March 22, 2012 by Jerry Keegra
Hahahaha... Love your observation or may be experience. I have seen similar situations at various startups. Your experiences are so relevant to mine. Read morePublished on February 14, 2012 by Denver
So, this is a great read! Avery wanted to make a dent in the illusion that is deeply prevalent in the start up community- that we are guaranteed success... Read morePublished on February 13, 2012 by dabrooker
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