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  • Lost and Founder

  • By: Rand Fishkin
  • Narrated by: Rand Fishkin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 95

Everyone knows how a startup story is supposed to go: A young, brilliant entrepreneur has a cool idea, drops out of college, defies the doubters, overcomes all odds, makes billions, and becomes the envy of the technology world. This is not that story. It's not that things went badly for Rand Fishkin; they just weren't quite so Zuckerberg-esque. His company, Moz, makers of marketing software, is now a $45 million/year business, and he's one of the world's leading experts on SEO. But his business and reputation took 15 years to grow.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic!!

  • By Cindy Krum on 04-30-18

As an industry insider...

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-26-18

I can say that this an excellent book full of interesting insights. I’m especially pleased with the job Rand himself did, reading it. Only one caveat and that is the chapter where he discusses his depression seems heavily edited or even redacted. Inconsequential really.

  • Becoming Steve Jobs

  • The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader
  • By: Brent Schlender, Rick Tetzeli
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 16 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,380
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,770
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,762

There have been many books - on a large and small scale - about Steve Jobs, one of the most famous CEOs in history. But this book is different from all the others. Becoming Steve Jobs takes on and breaks down the existing myth and stereotypes about Steve Jobs. The conventional, one-dimensional view of Jobs is that he was half genius, half jerk from youth, an irascible and selfish leader who slighted friends and family alike.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Contextual, Insightful, Inspiring

  • By Douglas Vincent on 03-30-15

Excellent account

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-26-15

This book reminds me of Robert Cringley's Accidental Empires in that it gives a big picture view, while also diving deep into details now and again.

Recommended to anyone in the tech biz or fascinated by Jobs and his life.

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