Rand Fishkin

Wizard of Moz. Author, speaker, blogger, traveler, feminist, and husband to @everywhereist

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Rand Fishkin

2 days ago

The Most Amazing Lie in History

mentalfloss.com

Rand Fishkin

2 days ago

This might be the best political writing I've seen in months, and it tells a truly Hollywood-worthy story of Mueller and Comey from the Bush years that I'd never before heard.

What Donald Trump Needs to Know About Bob Mueller and Jim Comey

politico.com

Rand Fishkin

2 days ago

Great case study in how PR can help drive adoption

What matters (and doesn’t) when getting press for your startup

medium.com

Rand Fishkin

8 days ago

This is beautiful: "In a time of such upheaval and uncertainty, our reckless, quiet love feels like deliverance."

The Physics of Forbidden Love

nytimes.com

Rand Fishkin

9 days ago

A fascinating, transparent look into the mechanics of cookbook printing (and of rejecting the status quo and standard publishing offers)

Why We Are Self Publishing the Aviary Cookbook - Lessons From the Alinea Book.

medium.com

Rand Fishkin

12 days ago

While remarkably (and obviously) England-centric, there's some interesting perspectives in here (and it might make us all think more about how we converse with each other)

Are men boring?

1843magazine.com

Rand Fishkin

33 days ago

Frustrating for those of us in digital marketing, but a powerful case for in-person meetings, events, conferences, etc.

A Face-to-Face Request Is 34 Times More Successful than an Email

hbr.org

Rand Fishkin

33 days ago

The evidence for an "ambition gap" keeps shrinking: "women’s desires to reach the top ranks at work primarily varies by company, rather than by family status, as commonly thought."

How Office Culture Can Crush Women’s Ambitions

theatlantic.com

Rand Fishkin

33 days ago

The American way is pure madness

I'm an American living in Sweden. Here's why I came to embrace the higher taxes.

vox.com

Rand Fishkin

33 days ago

I've been guilty of fostering this type of environment myself. Don't make my same mistakes.

'Collaboration' Creates Mediocrity, Not Excellence, According to Science

inc.com

Rand Fishkin

39 days ago

Fascinating all the way around.

The Cult of ‘Zelda: Majora’s Mask’

theringer.com

Rand Fishkin

42 days ago

Cooking Lessons

story.californiasunday.com

Rand Fishkin

42 days ago

What in the World Is Causing the Retail Meltdown of 2017?

theatlantic.com

Rand Fishkin

43 days ago

A must read for everyone. Like homework or performance reviews, there's just no good reason to keep doing things this way.

The Utter Uselessness of Job Interviews

nytimes.com

Rand Fishkin

54 days ago

A very cool competitive advantage

The Berkshire Hathaway of The Internet

medium.com

Rand Fishkin

54 days ago

This nails so much of the f'd up incentives Silicon Valley startup culture has brought us: "What sucker wants to earn $10 million/year at a 52.5% tax rate when you can get away with hundreds of millions in one take at just 15%? Nobody, that’s who."

Exponential growth devours and corrupts

m.signalvnoise.com

Rand Fishkin

54 days ago

I love stories like these, where small scale and patience makes something remarkable work.

Our Odd Startup: 3 ½ Guys, No VC, Profitability, and Patience

medium.com

Rand Fishkin

54 days ago

Damn. Complicated as hell, but also also fascinating.

Why FBI Can’t Tell All on Trump, Russia

whowhatwhy.org

Rand Fishkin

57 days ago

How the Science of “Blue Lies” May Explain Trump’s Support

blogs.scientificamerican.com

Rand Fishkin

59 days ago

This 7-minute workout is all you need to get in shape

businessinsider.com

Rand Fishkin

59 days ago

The Real Roots of Populism

citylab.com

Rand Fishkin

66 days ago

Remarkable what the author achieved through outsourcing.

Here’s How I Built and Launched a SaaS Company For Less Than $40k

blog.kissmetrics.com

Rand Fishkin

66 days ago

There are some unconscious (and unhealthy) biases here of which we should all be aware

Digital Distraction and Rest

journal.thriveglobal.com

Rand Fishkin

71 days ago

Tim Berners-Lee: I invented the web. Here are three things we need to change to save it

theguardian.com

Rand Fishkin

71 days ago

Remarkable how a more nuanced understanding changes the conclusion entirely.

The Marshmallow Myth

psychologytoday.com

Rand Fishkin

86 days ago

Oh my god. I'm dying to go.

Tokyo Neapolitan: The New Wave of Japanese Pizza

eater.com

Rand Fishkin

86 days ago

All my years of building products support this.

User Research is Overrated

medium.muz.li

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93 days ago

Reflecting on one very, very strange year at Uber

susanjfowler.com

Rand Fishkin

96 days ago

A short piece, but a good one

It’s Easy to Make Enemies of People We Only Read About

nautil.us

Rand Fishkin

96 days ago

While I disagree with significant portions of this piece, it's absolutely worth a read.

The Problem with Intersectional Feminism

areomagazine.com

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102 days ago

In my experience, this matters more than anyone gives it credit

How Rudeness Stops People from Working Together

hbr.org

Rand Fishkin

103 days ago

One of the more important pieces I've written about on-page SEO in the last few years (and one that received a lot of attention)

No More Old-School, On-Page SEO; 5 Tactics that Have to Shift

moz.com

Rand Fishkin

116 days ago

Really good data, and shows a clear, positive, hopeful trend. Only trouble is, not enough Americans feel racism/sexism/bigotry is disqualifying.

The More Trump Hates, the More America Rejects His Hatred

slate.com

Rand Fishkin

118 days ago

Great writing, and towards an important purpose

Don’t Tell Your Friends They’re Lucky

nautil.us

Rand Fishkin

118 days ago

If Your Boss Could Do Your Job, You’re More Likely to Be Happy at Work

hbr.org

Rand Fishkin

118 days ago

Remarkable for both its simplicity and its innovation

The Heroism of Incremental Care

newyorker.com

Rand Fishkin

120 days ago

A solid, thorough assessment

Medium, and The Reason You Can’t Stand the News Anymore.

medium.com

Rand Fishkin

120 days ago

Voice may, sadly, be a tech that only helps the big guys :-(

Alexa and Google Assistant have a problem: People aren’t sticking with voice apps they try

recode.net

Rand Fishkin

126 days ago

Could have been cheesy or predictable, but turned out to be a terrific read, full of good lessons and tools.

I polled 1,500 people about their best relationship advice — and everyone said the same thing

businessinsider.com

Rand Fishkin

126 days ago

Intermittent Fasting: The Definitive Guide

themission.co

Rand Fishkin

126 days ago

Our Murrow Moment

thedailybeast.com

Rand Fishkin

128 days ago

Clickbait title, but the logic and research links within redeem.

Is feminism ruining romance?

qz.com

Rand Fishkin

128 days ago

Great read, and fascinating to learn more about this delicious beverage

Mezcal Sunrise

newyorker.com

Rand Fishkin

129 days ago

A solid assessment of Obama's core beliefs and why they may not match reality.

Obama's Mistake

mtv.com

Rand Fishkin

138 days ago

A must read for anyone in startup land

Don’t Get Trampled: The Puzzle For “Unicorn” Employees

medium.com

Rand Fishkin

142 days ago

So, so good.

Stop Spending So Much Time In Your Head

dariusforoux.com

Rand Fishkin

145 days ago

Unnerving to say the least.

How Republics End

nytimes.com

Rand Fishkin

145 days ago

Most articles on management suck. This one doesn't.

Five Essential Lessons I Learned In 20 Years Of Managing People

fastcompany.com

Rand Fishkin

145 days ago

Remarkable reporting and an insane, dire situation

A Bigger Problem Than ISIS?

newyorker.com

Rand Fishkin

153 days ago

While it's frustrating to read how illogical and biased we all are about politics, it's also valuable to know for the next time you find yourself wanting to convince someone.

How to Win Your Next Political Argument

nymag.com

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