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Sophia of Silicon Valley: A Novel av Anna…
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Sophia of Silicon Valley: A Novel (utgåvan 2018)

av Anna Yen (Författare)

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Sharp, dramatic, and full of insider dish, SOPHIA OF SILICON VALLEY is one woman's story of a career storming the corridors of geek power and living in the shadow of its outrageous cast of maestros. During the heady years of the tech boom, incorrigibly frank Sophia Young lucks into a job that puts her directly in the path of Scott Kraft, the eccentric CEO of Treehouse, a studio whose animated films are transforming movies forever. Overnight, Sophia becomes an unlikely nerd whisperer. Whether her success is due to dumb luck, savage assertiveness, insightful finesse (learned by dealing with her irrational Chinese immigrant mother), or a combination of all three, in her rarified position she finds she can truly shine. As Scott Kraft's right-hand woman, whip-smart Sophia is in the eye of the storm, sometimes floundering, sometimes nearly losing relationships and her health, but ultimately learning what it means to take charge of her own future the way the men around her do. But when engineer/inventor Andre Stark hires her to run his company's investor relations, Sophia discovers that the big paycheck and high-status career she's created for herself may not be worth living in the toxic environment of a boys-club gone bad.   … (mer)
Medlem:JoeYee
Titel:Sophia of Silicon Valley: A Novel
Författare:Anna Yen (Författare)
Info:William Morrow (2018), 373 pages
Samlingar:Ditt bibliotek
Betyg:****
Taggar:chick-lit

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I didn't finish this, despite the promise of its cover and its dust jacket - ultimately it seemed to be unfolding into a lot more of a fluffy rom-com type read than what I was hoping for. ( )
  KLmesoftly | Apr 5, 2021 |
Needing a change of pace from my mystery/historical fiction reading, I let my fingers do the walking through my ereader and stumbled across this techie-styled chick lit story (Yes, cover art usually gives a very good impression of what type of story is lurking inside). Nothing earth-shatteringly unique about this story, down to the thinly veiled caricatures of Steve Jobs/Pixar and Elon Musk/Tesla. While the story is based on the author's experience as a Silicon Valley veteran, it is easy to see Yen is a Lauren Weisberger fan, replacing the NYC fashion world of [The Devil Wears Prada] with her perspective of the Silicon Valley tech industry. So, a lot of familiar references for readers like me to connect with, which I like when I am in the mood for a light beach read. I found Sophia to be a fun character. She is spunky, outspoken, driven to succeed, and terrified of failure, which is kind of odd given that she has such an amazing support network in her family and friends. I enjoyed following Sophia as she navigates through the vaulted offices (and insane hours) of investment banking and IPOs to high energy vibe of tech startups and the life lessons learned from a creative visionary.

Overall, a light-hearted professional coming-of-age story set in the fast-paced Silicon Valley tech scene. ( )
  lkernagh | Jun 30, 2020 |
DNF at 58%

Good audiobook, but not realy my content.

Started reding this book based on recomendation of a blogger, thought this would be cute contemporary romance like "Wedding Date" or "Roomies", but it's a story about a youung woman Sophia, who works at a tech company and her life. Sophia was really interesting as a character and gives good representation as asian diabetic and workaholic, who lives with her protective parents, but still has her own strong voice. I think, actually, all characters were very realistic.
Also Sophia's boss - Josh? - basically Steve Jobs. I hated him from the first second.
Main complain about audiobook is time-jumps like 'one year later', 'we were dating for 3 years at this point' but in a previous sentence it was your first date?
I'm upset and I don't know in book or in myself.

I think it's not this book, it's me. (Third DNF this month ugh) ( )
  Alevis | May 17, 2020 |
An entertaining book about a quirky, young professional woman working in the male-dominated world of Silicon Valley. Sophia is making her way through the crazy world of start-ups, bro-tech culture, IPOs, overprotective parents and dating, while trying to remain fiercely independent and true to herself. It was the right time for me to read and experience this book and have Sophia in my life.

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Quotes:

"I questioned again why I'd hesitated when Peter asked me about our long-term plans. Is it that I'm afraid I'll have yet another person depending on me? Or is it that I'm afraid he'd be yet another man telling me what to do, or worse, that he'd "fire" me?"

"I know you've watched me closely, but watching from the sidelines is no way to live. You've got to get out there, study, and observe, Sophia. Try everything and anything that you find interesting because that journey, as rocky as it may be, will lead you to what you love."

"You have to feel what you 'expect to have', not what you 'want'. Otherwise, you're just focusing on what's missing - and that's negative energy.

"Life is short. You've got to reach out and grab what you want."
  mandarella | Jan 22, 2019 |
I really wanted to like this book. I was excited to read about Silicon Valley from an insider, and from the first page I could tell it was well-written. However Anna Yen's main character, Sophia, was not someone I could empathize with to the point where I couldn't enjoy the story. I tried to get into it, but I had to put it down after about 50 pages. ( )
  kaydern | Dec 31, 2018 |
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Sharp, dramatic, and full of insider dish, SOPHIA OF SILICON VALLEY is one woman's story of a career storming the corridors of geek power and living in the shadow of its outrageous cast of maestros. During the heady years of the tech boom, incorrigibly frank Sophia Young lucks into a job that puts her directly in the path of Scott Kraft, the eccentric CEO of Treehouse, a studio whose animated films are transforming movies forever. Overnight, Sophia becomes an unlikely nerd whisperer. Whether her success is due to dumb luck, savage assertiveness, insightful finesse (learned by dealing with her irrational Chinese immigrant mother), or a combination of all three, in her rarified position she finds she can truly shine. As Scott Kraft's right-hand woman, whip-smart Sophia is in the eye of the storm, sometimes floundering, sometimes nearly losing relationships and her health, but ultimately learning what it means to take charge of her own future the way the men around her do. But when engineer/inventor Andre Stark hires her to run his company's investor relations, Sophia discovers that the big paycheck and high-status career she's created for herself may not be worth living in the toxic environment of a boys-club gone bad.   

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