Rand Fishkin

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

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Rand Fishkin

6 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

6 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

6 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

6 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

11 days ago

Fascinating all the way around.

The Cult of ‘Zelda: Majora’s Mask’

theringer.com

Rand Fishkin

14 days ago

Cooking Lessons

story.californiasunday.com

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14 days ago

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

theatlantic.com

Rand Fishkin

15 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

26 days ago

A very cool competitive advantage

The Berkshire Hathaway of The Internet

medium.com

Rand Fishkin

26 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

26 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

26 days ago

Damn. Complicated as hell, but also also fascinating.

Why FBI Can’t Tell All on Trump, Russia

whowhatwhy.org

Rand Fishkin

29 days ago

How the Science of "Blue Lies" May Explain Trump's Support

blogs.scientificamerican.com

Rand Fishkin

31 days ago

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

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31 days ago

The Real Roots of Populism

citylab.com

Rand Fishkin

38 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

38 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

44 days ago

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

theguardian.com

Rand Fishkin

44 days ago

Remarkable how a more nuanced understanding changes the conclusion entirely.

The Marshmallow Myth

psychologytoday.com

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59 days ago

Oh my god. I'm dying to go.

Tokyo Neapolitan: The New Wave of Japanese Pizza

eater.com

Rand Fishkin

59 days ago

All my years of building products support this.

User Research is Overrated

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65 days ago

Reflecting on one very, very strange year at Uber

susanjfowler.com

Rand Fishkin

68 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

68 days ago

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

The Problem with Intersectional Feminism

areomagazine.com

Rand Fishkin

74 days ago

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

How Rudeness Stops People from Working Together

hbr.org

Rand Fishkin

75 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

89 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

90 days ago

Great writing, and towards an important purpose

Don’t Tell Your Friends They’re Lucky

nautil.us

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90 days ago

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

hbr.org

Rand Fishkin

90 days ago

Remarkable for both its simplicity and its innovation

The Heroism of Incremental Care

newyorker.com

Rand Fishkin

92 days ago

A solid, thorough assessment

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

medium.com

Rand Fishkin

92 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

98 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

98 days ago

Intermittent Fasting: The Definitive Guide

medium.com

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99 days ago

Our Murrow Moment

thedailybeast.com

Rand Fishkin

100 days ago

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

Is feminism ruining romance?

qz.com

Rand Fishkin

100 days ago

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

Mezcal Sunrise

newyorker.com

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102 days ago

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

Obama's Mistake

mtv.com

Rand Fishkin

110 days ago

A must read for anyone in startup land

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

medium.com

Rand Fishkin

114 days ago

So, so good.

Stop Spending So Much Time In Your Head

dariusforoux.com

Rand Fishkin

117 days ago

Unnerving to say the least.

How Republics End

nytimes.com

Rand Fishkin

117 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

117 days ago

Remarkable reporting and an insane, dire situation

A Bigger Problem Than ISIS?

newyorker.com

Rand Fishkin

125 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

Rand Fishkin

125 days ago

Solid. Concise. Worth a read.

Five Essential Lessons I Learned In 20 Years Of Managing People

fastcompany.com

Rand Fishkin

137 days ago

A new, smarter, more scientific way to think about willpower.

Have We Been Thinking About Willpower the Wrong Way for 30 Years?

hbr.org

Rand Fishkin

138 days ago

This is a powerful, missing perspective in the post-election media narrative.

I’m a Coastal Elite From the Midwest: The Real Bubble is Rural America

rollcall.com

Rand Fishkin

139 days ago

Solid advice from start to finish in here.

A People Ops Veteran on Navigating the Gnarliest Conversations

firstround.com

Rand Fishkin

139 days ago

Lots of interesting apps here, some familiar and others totally new to me.

The 50 Best Apps of the Year

time.com

Rand Fishkin

139 days ago

A wonderful read, succinctly put and beautifully written

Now Is the Time to Talk About What We Are Actually Talking About

newyorker.com

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