Aside from being a delicious read, Mike Isaac’s account is also teeming with new revelations that will shock and outrage you.
— John Carreyrou, New York Times best-selling author of Bad Blood
This deeply reported book is a fascinating look at one of the most influential companies of the decade.
Isaac is great at the ticktock of events as they unfold, but his best work comes when he steps back to examine the bigger picture.
— Leslie Berlin - New York Times Book Review
Many people have an Uber story—this is the
If you had to pick the ‘startup profile book of the year award,' Super Pumped
would almost certainly take the crown.
[T]he level of detail Isaac brings to [the story of Uber], the way he weaves the cast of characters together, is impressive. It’s the history of Uber, yes,… [b]ut it’s more.… It is the story of the dot-com bubble in the late ‘90s.…It’s the story of the convergence of Amazon Web Services, the iPhone and the App Store, and an economic crash that turned the faucet of finance back on again. It’s about the ethos of Silicon Valley… and the cult of the founder… of a business model built on quicksand, and that makes it about the damage Travis Kalanick has done in his pursuit of power.
— Dylan Schleicher - Porchlight Books
A detailed, unsparing account of entrepreneurial arrogance, breathtaking excess, and cutthroat competition at one of the tech industry’s most vaunted, loathed, and socially transformative companies.
— Anna Wiener, New York Times best-selling author of Uncanny Valley
[Isaac] spins a compelling yarn… [Super Pumped
] is no dry business profile but a tale that Isaac has deeply reported yet still made accessible.
— William Northingham - Los Angeles Times
— Edward Niedermeyer - Drive
Isaac brings his expertise and energy to Super Pumped
, and helps us better understand one of the most important companies on earth.
— Jeremy Hobson - NPR