The Upstarts Audiobook | Brad Stone |

The Upstarts Audiobook | Brad Stone |

“The Upstarts: How Uber, Airbnb, and the Killer Companies of the New Silicon Valley Are Changing the World

Written by: Brad Stone

Narrated by: Dean Temple

Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins 

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date:01-31-17

Publisher: Hachette Audio”

*Looking forward to listening to this book.

Audible Reviewer – The Chain of Buying Decisions – Wish List


Customer Reviews Audible com


With so many people willing to participate in large, networked endeavors, maybe we really are on the cusp of finding new ways to fund and perform scientific research.

Just stumbled upon a review by Pam. Saw a different book reviewed by her. She wrote succinctly and other reviewers liked her style too. I decided to see more of her reviews. The block quote above from her review reminds me of the book Wikinomics. I haven’t read it yet but my understanding is that it is about bringing diverse and perhaps unorganized people together with digital technologies to work on and solve problems.

I like books narrated by Walter Dixon. While checking his catalog of narrated books I came upon the book American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America on Audible which is where is saw a review by Pam.

Notes: Added both Reinventing Discover and American Nations to my Audible Wish List.

Time With Audible


The above image shows my listening pattern for audio programming, mostly books, listened to in the Audible app.

As I recall from previous summers, listening time is greatly reduced. During the summer there is much more ongoing interaction with the people I work with making audio programming harder to consume. My expectation is that come September, when I resume mostly working alone, the time I spend with audio programming will return to around 30 hours a month.

Audio Books Completed in 2012

Title List


Escape Velocity

The Rare Find


What Would Google Do?

The Innovator’s DNA

Good to Great

Power: Why Some People Have It – and Others Don’t

The Master Switch


Start-Up Nation

Drinking With George

How the Mighty Fall

Accidental Genius

On Bullshit

Future Perfect

Life Itself: A Memoir

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

The Signal and the Noise

Beyond the Obvious

The Start-Up of You 


Notes: The book titles are mostly listed in order of completed. There are a few where the last played date was changed because I played the book at some point after completing it the first time. In 2013 I’ll try to make a note of a book the day it is completed. Looks like there are 21 titles completed for this year. There are a few that I stopped listening to part way through. Perhaps those will get a second chance in 2013.