Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber, by Mike Isaac,reveals how blind worship of startup founders can go wildly wrong-a cautionary tale that ends in spectacular disaster. JoinNew York Timestechnology correspondentMike IsaacandNew Yorkerstaff writerJia Tolentino(author ofTrick Mirror) as they unpack the rise & fall of Uber, set against an era of rapid upheaval in Silicon Valley.Filled with toxic corporate culture, spying, backbiting, & litigiousness,Super Pumpedis a page-turning story of ambition & deception, obscene wealth, & bad behavior that explores how blistering technological & financial innovation culminated in one of the most catastrophic twelve-month periods in American corporate history.
Mike Isaac is a technology reporter at the New York Times whose Uber coverage won the Gerald Loeb Award for distinguished business reporting.He writes frequently about Uber, Facebook, & other Silicon Valley giants for the Times, & appears often on CNBC & MSNBC.He lives in San Francisco.
Jia Tolentinois a staff writer atThe New Yorker. Raised in Texas, she studied at the University of Virginia before serving in Kyrgyzstan in the Peace Corps & receiving her MFA in fiction from the University of Michigan. She was a contributing editor atThe Hairpinand the deputy editor atJezebel, & her work has appeared inThe New York Times Magazine, Grantland,Pitchfork, & other publications. She lives in Brooklyn.
Ticketed event. Discussion will be followed by audience questions. Copies ofSuper PumpedandTrick Mirrorwill be available for purchase