Think of the greatest tech company in the world. Imagine getting a job there. Picture the perks: free gourmet food, free booze, a gym, a swimming pool, and a holiday bonus . . . every month. Brilliant coworkers. No dress code. Great parties. More money. Everyone’s admiration.
Vic is just like any other Harvard grad out there, except that he just scored a job at tech empire SHOW. But in the hunt for success and happiness, he falls into a shady world of sex, drugs, and swindle. The young tech elites are just as greedy as Wall Street bankers, but all the more cunning.
The Show is a satirical and unsavory tale, revealing the savagery beneath the shiny veneer of Silicon Valley.
"An eye-opening tale of all the money, sex and drugs washing through the tech world, from someone who has lived it." — Jim Edwards, Editor-in-Chief, Business Insider UK
"Conveys the peculiarity of a workplace that is full of young, bright people fixated on the future" — Financial Times
"A kind of Wolf of Wall Street of the West Coast." — Fortune Magazine
"A blistering work of fiction." — Sunday BusinessPost
"An entertaining and truthful portrait of an ambitious generation stuck in the corporate world...a must read." ― Havard Nyberg, Former Key Account Manager at Google and LinkedIn
"Syta authentically recounts both the glory and indignity of life working inside one of the world’s elite technology companies.” ― Benjamin Page, Tech Investor
"A provocative story about finding your purpose in the corporate world." ― Marcus Holst, former Account Manager at Google
She had a smattering of freckles underneath her eyes, like a small army in a messy formation guarding her eyes.
So many SHOW employees lived in the neighborhood that the SHOW drug lords often showed up there on Saturdays, allowing their customers to get cocaine with their eggs Benedict.
I was already afraid of the looming hangover; the fear took me by my throat and slowly choked me to sleep.
It was like a crowded cage of animals—all drunk, horny, and invincible.
I felt like God herself.
As usual, we didn’t speak. The music, the thousands of red and white car lights, and the moment were all that was needed to say good-bye.
Filip Syta is a former Google employee who chose to leave the tech world behind to satisfy his constant urge to write and to pursue his ambition of becoming a novelist. He was born and raised in Stockholm, Sweden. In 2011, he graduated with a master’s degree in entrepreneurship from Lund University, Lund, Sweden. He aspires to make readers identify the truly important things in life.