By now, you’ve probably heard about the new book, Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start-up Bubble, written by former HubSpot employee Dan Lyons. Fortune Magazine just posted a piece titled My First Year in Start-Up Hell that would make any CEO weep.
There are two sides to every story and somewhere in between lies the truth. But even if a quarter of the things that Lyons writes is true, there is certainly tons of room for improvement at HubSpot.
I’ve tried connecting with the CEO Brian Hannigan through some of my contacts to see if I could be of service to him, but apparently he is being well guarded by those who think this too shall pass. So Brian, if you are reading this and you are interested in speaking to me regarding how you can re-write your half of the story, let me know. I’m here for you!
And for the rest of you CEOs reading this post, now’s the time to make sure your company isn’t the next business written about in the “I hate my job” genre that seems to be gaining popularity. As you’ve probably figured out by now. If it’s written about on the Internet, then it must be true! Let’s make sure the right version of the truth is being told.