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Chaos Monkeys by Antonio García Martínez • Silicon Valley • technopreneurship

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Book cover of Chaos Monkeys by Antonio Garcia Martinez - Silicon Valley

biography ● company ● technology

Recommendation 4 / 5

Chaos Monkey is about Silicon Valley which is one of the most interesting places in the world. First, chaos monkey is a metaphor for Silicon Valley which resembles a monkey running crazy through a server farm literally punching boxes, pulling on cables etc. So like Travis Kalanick at Uber once have said – you know what, we are not going to have taxis anymore. We’re just going to have a mobile app and anybody can be a taxi driver. You’re just going to hail a taxi through your phone…

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

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Book cover of Lost and Founder book by Rand Fishkin - MOZ

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 Millionaire Fastlane by MJ DeMarco • financial literacy • startup stories

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Book cover of The Millionaire Fastlane by MJ DeMarco - how to get rich

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…

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Rework by Jason Fried • building a business • startup company

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Book cover of Rework by Jason Fried - building a business

company ● leadership ● strategy

Recommendation 5 / 5

For many, starting a new business can be relatively overwhelming. I assume that, if you read my posts, you hear many gripping stories about successful entrepreneurs who reached their first million-dollar profit almost overnight. On one hand, going the same path sounds tempting, but on the other hand, it might be a bit intimidating.

Rework, written by Jason Fried, says that such attitude is complete rubbish. Such stories delude people. It says that if you want to start a firm, you shouldn’t focus…