Articles by Dan Lyons

17th Mar, 2017

How to End Bro Culture — my latest speech topic

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I’ve been on the road a lot lately giving speeches. In late February I went to Squaw Valley and spoke at the Open Source Leadership Forum, more or less about “Disrupted” but also on the new economy business model — “grow fast, lose money, go public, cash out” — and the implications that has for society. Yesterday I was in Orlando talking to AIIM about my book but also about startups and […]

3rd Mar, 2017

My speech at the Open Source Leadership Forum

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A few weeks ago I gave a talk at the Open Source Leadership Forum, hosted by the Linux Foundation. The conference was fantastic. I brought my son (he’s 11) and we both got to meet Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux. My son attended a talk given by Linus and I think (or hope) it inspired him a great deal. (That’s my son Paul standing with Linus, at the […]

3rd Mar, 2017

My posts for Fortune — so far

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I’m posting this as a kind of placeholder where I can put links to my recent columns in Fortune magazine. I’ll update as new columns appear.

What Old Companies Are Doing to Attract Young Talent. How GE, IBM and others are trying to reposition themselves and appeal to Millennial workers. It’s not about ping pong and beer pong. It’s about purpose.

Job Hunting After a Certain Age? Erase Your Past. The CEO […]

2nd Feb, 2017

Disrupted just got its 700th review on Amazon

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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:

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“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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Von Nerds, Einhornen Und Disruption. Ja ja!

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26th Oct, 2016

Disrupted gets a write-up in Germany

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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.

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