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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. Join New York Times technology correspondent Mike Isaac as he unpacks the rise and fall of Uber, set against an era of rapid upheaval in Silicon Valley. Filled with toxic corporate culture, spying, backbiting, and litigiousness, Super Pumped is a page-turning story of ambition and deception, obscene wealth, and bad behavior that explores how blistering technological and financial innovation culminated in one of the most catastrophic twelve-month periods in American corporate history.

The tale of Uber, the queen of the so-called ‘unicorns,’ is a parable about power—and the lengths to which some startup founders will go to amass it and hold onto it. Aside from being a delicious read, Mike Isaac’s account is also teeming with new revelations that will shock and outrage you.” —John Carreyrou, author of Bad Blood

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, and other Silicon Valley giants for the Times, and appears often on CNBC and MSNBC. He lives in San Francisco.


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