Review of No Exit: Struggling to Survive a Modern Gold Rush

No Exit: Struggling to Survive a Modern Gold RushNo Exit: Struggling to Survive a Modern Gold Rush by Gideon Lewis-Kraus

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was an interesting, quick read on the venture capital and entrepreneurship culture in San Francisco and the Valley. It followed two founders trying to obtain seed funding for their startup. As someone in the tech industry, I felt like the descriptions of the people and culture seemed a bit like caricatures, but there is truth to caricatures as well.

The writing was excellent, I’ve read other pieces my Lewis-Kraus and enjoyed them as well. And I enjoyed his perspective, if pessimistic, on the tech industry in this piece.

“The only thing they could count on was that they were going to be the generation that partook of the process by which all would be rendered irrevocably different. It didn’t seem to matter what the difference was, or whom it helped or hurt.”

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