Dan Lyons is a journalist, novelist, and screenwriter whose work centers around technology and its impact on society. His latest book, Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Startup Bubble, was hailed by the Los Angeles Times as “the best book about Silicon Valley today.” In recent years Dan has been been a writer on the award-winning HBO comedy series, Silicon Valley. Previously he was editor-in-chief of ReadWrite; technology editor of Newsweek; and a technology reporter at Forbes. Dan also created a blog, The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs, from which he developed a critically acclaimed novel, Options.
Dan has spoken at Google, Microsoft, Adobe, and other companies, as well as at conferences around the world, including DLD in Munich, Bitspiration in Poland, and Thinking Digital in the U.K. He has been a guest commentator on network and cable TV and been interviewed by Terry Gross for the NPR show, Fresh Air. His work has appeared in the New York Times, GQ, Vanity Fair, Wired, the New Yorker, and many other publications. The topics he covers include culture lessons from the startup world, creating a culture that fosters innovation, start up myths, and age bias and the lack of diversity in the tech industry among others.