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 that the year is over, the book has been hitting some of the “best of” lists that people make at the end of a year. Latest one is the New York Post list of 40 best books of 2016. A week ago it was included in a list from Fortune magazine — 10 books every entrepreneur should read. Also, Fast Company put the book on its “10 Best Business Books of 2016” list.
This is not at all what I might have imagined when, in late 2014, I left HubSpot feeling about as low as I’ve ever felt, and set out to write a memoir about a colossal career meltdown. Lemons into lemonade, I guess.
Looking ahead: a keynote speech at SXSW in March, and a new book project. More on that soon.