Dan Lyons is the author of the NY Times Best-Seller Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start-Up Bubble. Disrupted chronicles Lyons' experience as a marketing fellow at HubSpot, a Cambridge, Mass., software company.
Prior to his stint at HubSpot, Lyons was an editor of ReadWrite, a well-known tech blog. Lyons also served as a technology editor at Newsweek, and before that, he spent a decade covering technology for Forbes. Along the way, Lyons made some waves with a groundbreaking blog, The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs, which drew as many as 1.5 million visitors each month. Writing in the voice of a character called "Fake Steve Jobs." He began his tech writing career for PC Week in the 1980s.
As a tech journalist, Lyons covered everything from supercomputing to smartphones, writing Newsweek cover stories on Apple's iPad and Google's Android operating system, as well as important features on Facebook and Twitter. Lyons is fascinated by artificial intelligence, robotics, and the Singularity movement and was featured in a Discovery Channel documentary about the Singularity.
He has appeared as a guest on CNBC, MSNBC, CNN, BBC, Bloomberg TV, Fox Business News and National Public Radio. Dan has written for a wide range of publications, including the New York Times Magazine, GQ, Vanity Fair, Wired and many technology trade publications.
In addition to his work as a journalist, Lyons' published three works of fiction and done some screenwriting for television. He has written an episode HBO's "Silicon Valley*. last book, "Options: The Secret Life of Steve Jobs," was a sharp satire about Silicon Valley, 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.
Lyons has spoken at corporate campuses and industry conferences and events, including the Web 2.0 Expo and Thinking Digital in Newcastle, England. He has taught at the University of Michigan. He has a B.A. (in "extremely liberal arts") from Bradford College and an M.F.A. from University of Michigan.
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