“Like the show 'Silicon Valley', 'Disrupted' nails the workings of spastic, hypocritical, delusional tech culture” -New York Post
“The best book about Silicon Valley today” -LA Times
Creator of the viral blog "The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs" (aka "Fake Steve Jobs") - Former Technology Editor at Newsweek - Former Marketing Fellow at Hubspot
Dan Lyons is a writer and co-producer of HBO’s hit show Silicon Valley and the author of the book Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Startup Bubble: a hilarious story of self-reinvention and a definitive account of life in the tech bubble. He previously served as Technology Editor of Newsweek, a technology columnist at Forbes, and Editor-in-Chief of ReadWrite, one of the world’s top tech news sites.
He is an expert on consumer tech (Apple, Google, social media, mobile computing) as well as esoteric topics like fusion energy and supercomputers. He is fascinated by artificial intelligence, robotics and the Singularity movement. He was featured in recent Discovery Channel documentary about the Singularity, and has appeared as a guest on CNBC, MSNBC, CNN, BBC, Bloomberg TV, Fox Business News and National Public Radio.
In addition to his work as a journalist, Lyons has published three works of fiction and works in screenwriting for television. His book Options: The Secret Life of Steve Jobs, a sharp send-up of Silicon Valley, was published in 2007 to critical acclaim. His previous books are Dog Days (a novel) and The Last Good Man (short stories). As a fiction writer, Lyons has been the recipient of both a prestigious National Endowment for the Arts Literary Fellowship and the somewhat notorious Playboy College Fiction Prize. He also was named one of the “Fabulous 52″ in the 1996 Best Young American Novelists competition sponsored by Granta. His writings have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, GQ, Vanity Fair, and Wired.
See Dan live as Keynote Speaker at CED Tech Venture Conference 2016