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American Kingpin by Nick Bilton
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Lessons:
- Don't try to make publications in mainstream media before your business is ready for it.
- People, government agencies, crooks, hackers will all demand your attention when you make something big.
- Mission driven companies win at the mission even if their company loses.
- Customers might revolt against changes in pricing structures.
- Never tell customers "I made this, if you don't like it, then leave.".
- You can do incredible things without knowing anything if its your life's work.
- Prep for everything, like driving the day before a test to make sure you arrive on time. First weeks in the office creating a map of coworkers/office, labeling who everyone was and what he needed to know about them. -Tarbell

Security Lessons:
- Make sure you encrypt sensitive information in a secure way.
- Laptop kill switch isn't enough, have voice activated kill function.
- Don't live in the country which is trying to hunt you down.
- Bitcoin was never anonymous.
- All accounts must be completely new and unconnected to your past accounts.
- Every photo, every chat has some metadata and can be traced back to you.
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Reading Progress

January 18, 2018 – Shelved
January 18, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
January 18, 2018 – Shelved as: audio
April 1, 2018 – Started Reading
May 14, 2018 – Finished Reading

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