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This is not a typical startup tale. As I started every new chapter of the book I debated whether it'll be worth the time - I still can't figure out if it was. Mike Daisey documents his adventures at Amazon as a customer support representative, and later a "Bus. Dev" manager. Filled with a mix of interesting stories about being on the front lines of a hot startup, juvenile humor, and general, what seems to be, rants of incompetence at his job, this is a tough one to qualify.
Having said that, it captures the spirit of the times, and for that, it's an interesting read. Even more so, Amazon has turned out to be quiet a successful company, irrespective of all the irrational exuberance - makes you wonder what changed in the company, or perhaps, maybe all the Mike's left in the meantime?
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Mike Daisey (born January 21, 1976) is an American monologist, author, and actor. His monologue The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs, about the labor conditions under which Apple devices are made, was used as the basis for a widely shared episode of the radio program This American Life, but the episode was later retracted for its factual inaccuracy after it was discovered that Daisey had lied extensively about his experiences.
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