Articles by Dan Lyons

2nd Feb, 2017

Disrupted just got its 700th review on Amazon

By | February 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Yesterday my book hit an interesting milestone — Disrupted got its 700th review on Amazon. That’s a lot of reviews! To put this another way I think it is 698 more than my previous book received. More interesting is that the 700th review is one that really moved me:


“This book is important to me.” I can’t tell you how it feels to write a book and have someone say that about your […]

2nd Feb, 2017

What’s next? Two more books with Hachette

By | February 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

bg_dan_lyonsAs the Boston Globe reported this morning, I’ve just struck a two-book deal with Hachette Book Group, the company that published Disrupted. The first book is called Lab Rats. The best thing about the deal, from my perspective, is that I will keep working with Paul Whitlatch, the editor who worked on Disrupted. One thing I’ve learned over a long career in journalism and writing is that a good editor is […]

4th Jan, 2017

“Disruptors” describe their best year ever — mine was 2013

By | January 4th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments


Maryjane Fahey at AARP asked me to participate in a year-end round-up where they asked “disruptors” what their best year was. And the result is this fantastic slideshow¬†featuring a bunch of really interesting, accomplished people, and then me. Anyway — it was nice to be invited. And I don’t hate the photo. I almost always hate the photo.

3rd Jan, 2017

Disrupted makes the NY Post list of 40 top books of 2016

By | January 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

I really never dreamed that Disrupted would have so much impact. But 2016 turned out to be a pretty astounding year, one full of surprises. There was a sold-out book tour in San Francisco, and another in London, with visits to the BBC and a speech at the Royal Society of Arts. Disrupted made the New York Times best-seller list, along with others (Wall Street Journal, USA Today, LA Times, SF Chronicle). And I started writing a column for Fortune.

Now […]

26th Oct, 2016

Here's a Disrupted write-up from France

By | October 26th, 2016|Disrupted|0 Comments

This story ran a while ago, in L’Obs, which is a big magazine in France. The author is Philippe Boulet-Gercourt. He came up to Boston (he lives in New York) and we spent several hours together, talking about journalism, the state of the business, and where things are going. I really enjoyed meeting him. The photo was taken by Gretchen Ertl, who lives in Boston and does a lot of high-end journalism photography. I think it’s actually a pretty […]

26th Oct, 2016

Here is the German edition of Disrupted

By | October 26th, 2016|Tech|0 Comments

Von Nerds, Einhornen Und Disruption. Ja ja!


26th Oct, 2016

Disrupted gets a write-up in Germany

By | October 26th, 2016|Tech|0 Comments

Business Punk is the name of the magazine. I’m told that it’s kind of like the Wired of Germany. Pretty hilarious full-page opening. It’s the same photo that was used in a French magazine, L’Obs, a few months ago. Here’s the L’Obs story.


7th Oct, 2016

Some news: I'm writing a column for Fortune

By | October 7th, 2016|Tech|0 Comments

I’ve been waiting to announce this. I’ll be writing a column for Fortune magazine, starting in the next edition. Column will be called “Disrupted,” and will focus on corporate life, corporate culture, and things of that nature. First one will be about the corporate equivalent of a midlife crisis — making the decision to leave the cushy big-company job for the exciting world of startups. Should you do it? If so, how do you do it right? How can you […]

20th Sep, 2016

LinkedIn: "Nobody in tech will admit they're old"

By | September 20th, 2016|Disrupted|0 Comments

That’s the headline on this story about me by Caroline Fairchild on LinkedIn. It’s worth a read.

20th Sep, 2016

Ford Is Building A New Campus, But The Old One Is So Damn Cool

By | September 20th, 2016|Disrupted|0 Comments



Sure, startups have cool, kooky offices. Everyone loves visiting the Googleplex, which feels like you’re on a different planet. But I’ve always had a soft spot for the corporate campuses of the big 20th-century industrial giants. Once years ago I had the chance to interview Lou Gerstner at IBM’s headquarters in Armonk, N.Y. It was like going to meet Superman in the Fortress of Solitude. Everything about the place was meant to […]