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Lost and Founder book by Rand Fishkin • tech startup • SEO Moz • guide for startups

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biography ● SEO ● internet

Recommendation 4 / 5

Rand Fishkin is the founder of Moz formerly known as SEOmoz. Since then the company has grown to become one of the world leading SEO tools. As you may guess, the book “Lost and Founder” goes through the entrepreneurial path of the author, however, as its subtitle suggests, it is as a kind of a painfully honest guide to all highs and lows which Rand and his business has gone through, as it is eventually come to be what it is today.

In the book, the author bares the truth about the startup fantasies that are amplified by the tech and startup press…

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The Quest book by Daniel Yergin • books on energy • history of energy • sources of energy

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politics ● energy ● economy

Recommendation 5 / 5

The Quest is a study of energy policy and its implications in international politics and economics. But first of all, I think it would be useful to make a short introduction of the author of the book, Daniel Yergin. Time magazine said – if there is one person whose opinion matters more than any other on global energy markets, it’s Daniel Yergin. The New York Times described him as America’s most influential energy pundit. Fortune said that he is one of the planet’s foremost thinkers about energy and its implications. He is known around the world for his book, The Prize, the epic quest for oil, money and power…

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Big Data by Kenneth Cukier • making predictions • information economy • correlation statistics

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technology ● internet ● society

Recommendation 4 / 5

The book starts with the story of a company named Farecast in 2003. Oren Etzioni at the University of Washington is on an airplane. He decides to ask other passengers how much they paid for the seats. And it turns out that one person paid one fare, and another person paid another fare. Of course, this made Oren really upset. And the reason why is that he took his time to book the air ticket long in advance, assuming he was going to pay the lowest price. And he started thinking – if only I knew what stays behind airfares. How would I know if a presented price at an online travel site is a good…

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The Millionaire Fastlane by MJ DeMarco • financial literacy • startup stories

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inspirtion ● motivation ● wealth

Recommendation 4 / 5

Based on my research I could say that the book has opened many minds to the failure of being in a paid job where they sacrifice their time for poor money. The book says something like being in a paid job will never make you rich, owning your own business will. A business model, following the author’s rules, will give you the freedom to make choices in your life that you will never be tied to a job in the Slowlane.

MJ DeMarco clarifies the difference between three types of people: the sidewalker, the slowlaner, and the fastlaner…