Noah Kagan

I am not good enough

For the first 5 years of running AppSumo I was constantly worried that I was going to be a “liability” and self-sabotage everything I created. That was the same word, “liability” that I was told I was when the day I was fired by Facebook. Surprisingly over the years as I’ve gotten more wealthy, more...

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Getting to “I Do” by Patricia Allen

Many relationship books sound the same or the advice is easy to read but hard to put in practice. This book Getting to “I Do” by Patricia Allen was different. Here’s 3 major themes that stuck out for me: 1. No sex without commitment. You don’t really hear about this too often. 2. Know your...

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AI SuperPowers by Kai-Fu Lee

The ending of this book was one of the best I’ve ever read. It was Kai-Fu’s realization that AI isn’t AS important as his loved ones. Giving and receiving love. This was powerful! It sparked when he got cancer and had to reflect what really matters most. He turned himself into an algorithm over his...

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Return to the Little Kingdom by Michael Moritz

I love reading old books you don’t see in lists. Even better when they are about one of the largest companies in the world AND they are written by one of the best known Venture Capitalists in the world. Studying the best and biggest help us pick up gems and nuggets we can use in...

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How I Made $1K in 24 Hours - Sumo Jerky

On Tuesday in 2014, I started the 24-Hour Business Challenge to show you that there's no reason you can't start your business today. I challenged myself to make $1,000 in less than 24 hours, and let the AppSumo audience pick which business I would do. Well, I started from the bottom, and now I’m here...

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Small Business Growth (How Sumo Jerky Grew to $12K/Month)

The year was 2014 and Ryan Luedecke’s business, Sumo Jerky, was failing. Customers were falling off and costs were exceeding revenue. He knew that something needed to change, and fast. And…it did. Six months later, he was able to automate his processes and take vacations, plus generate over $12K/month in revenue with healthy profit margins....

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