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Big Ideas Speaker Series @ Rotman - Brad Stone

4:15-4:59pm check-in: 5:00pm sharp to 6:00pm book talk; 6:00-6:10pm book sale

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Speaker Series

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Date: Monday May 01, 2017 | 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Speaker(s): Brad Stone, Senior Executive Editor – Global Technology, Bloomberg News; Author, The Upstarts: How Uber, Airbnb, and the Killer Companies of the New Silicon Valley Are Changing the World (Little, Brown, 2017) and The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon (Little, Brown, 2013)
Topic: "The Upstarts: How Uber, Airbnb, and the Killer Companies of the New Silicon Valley Are Changing the World"
Venue: Fleck Atrium (Ground Floor, North Building) | map
Rotman School of Management, U of Toronto,
105 St George Street
Location: Toronto
Cost: $39.00 plus HST (includes 1 signed hardcover copy of "The Upstarts" and 1 seat for the talk)
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BOOK SYNOPSIS: Ten years ago, the idea of getting into a stranger's car, or a walking into a stranger's home, would have seemed bizarre and dangerous, but today it's as common as ordering a book online. Uber and Airbnb have ushered in a new era: redefining neighborhoods, challenging the way governments regulate business, and changing the way we travel. In the spirit of iconic Silicon Valley renegades like Steve Jobs and Bill Gates, another generation of entrepreneurs is using technology to upend convention and disrupt entire industries. These are the upstarts, idiosyncratic founders with limitless drive and an abundance of self-confidence. Led by such visionaries as Travis Kalanick of Uber and Brian Chesky of Airbnb, they are rewriting the rules of business and often sidestepping serious ethical and legal obstacles in the process. The Upstarts is the definitive story of new titans of business and a dawning age of tenacity, conflict and wealth. In Brad Stone's riveting account of the most radical companies of the new Silicon Valley, we discover how it all happened and what it took to change the world.

BIOGRAPHY: Brad Stone is Senior Executive Editor of Global Technology at Bloomberg News and the author of the New York Times bestseller The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon. That book won the 2013 Financial Times and Goldman Sachs “Business Book of the Year Award”. He has covered Silicon Valley for more than 15 years and lives in San Francisco.

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