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Product Details

  • Paperback: 118 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (May 29, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 149957391X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1499573916
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #943,726 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Jordan Raynor is a serial entrepreneur who has spent his career using technology to solve real problems in politics, government, and business. He is a Co-founder of Citizinvestor – the largest crowdfunding platform for government projects in the United States. He is also the Founder of Vocreo – a digital agency that helps other entrepreneurs and leaders use the Internet to achieve their goals.

In 2011, Jordan’s first company was “acquihired” by Engage – deemed a “mega-interactive agency” by Mashable. At Engage, Jordan’s team lead digital strategy for some of the most high-profile politicians in the world including Paul Ryan, John Boehner, and Tim Pawlenty. In 2013, Jordan was named one of four appointees to the State of Florida’s User Experience Task Force. He has twice been selected as a Google Fellow and served as a White House intern in 2006. A highly sought-after public speaker, Jordan has spoken at major events such as TEDx, SXSW, the World Forum for Democracy, and The Guardian’s Activate Summit.

Jordan is a sixth generation Floridian currently residing in Tampa, Florida with his wife, Kara.

More About the Author

Jordan Raynor is a serial entrepreneur who has spent his career using technology to solve real problems in politics, government, and business. He is a Co-founder of Citizinvestor - the largest crowdfunding platform for government projects in the United States. He is also the Founder of Vocreo - a digital agency that helps other entrepreneurs and leaders use the Internet to achieve their goals.

In 2011, Jordan's first company was "acquihired" by Engage - deemed a "mega-interactive agency" by Mashable. At Engage, Jordan's team lead digital strategy for some of the most high-profile politicians in the world including Paul Ryan, John Boehner, and Tim Pawlenty. In 2013, Jordan was named one of four appointees to the State of Florida's User Experience Task Force. He has twice been selected as a Google Fellow and served as a White House intern in 2006. A highly sought-after public speaker, Jordan has spoken at major events such as TEDx, SXSW, the World Forum for Democracy, and The Guardian's Activate Summit.

Jordan is a sixth generation Floridian currently residing in Tampa, Florida with his wife, Kara.

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Great book for anyone thinking about starting a business.
Norma
Jordan's stories communicate lessons and advice in a concise layout that is engaging and enjoyable to read.
Jonathan Zunz
From tips and tricks, to lessons learned, Startup Stories is a great book to add to my collection.
Chris Johnson

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Tyler Burton on June 10, 2014
Format: Paperback
Unlike most startup tales that give broad examples of "how to's" and "what if's", Startup Stories provides the kinds of lessons that are only gained through experience; and just so happen to be perfectly articulated by the serial entrepreneur himself, Jordan Raynor. These stories give the reader a glimpse into the often ignored behind the scenes phone calls emails, and Chinese buffet lunches that launch these impressive companies. Such measures are redefining the way businesses practice, and due to books like these, will become the overwhelming norm. If any one I meet tells me they are interested in founding a startup, this is the first book I will refer to them.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By clayandbethany on June 10, 2014
Format: Paperback
Despite the cover of this book being a rocket, this book is NOT about space travel. Rather, I found myself sitting for about 90 minutes reading about a start-up and a local Tampa native. Although most of my "entrepreneurial" (thanks spell-check) adventures took place in 1995 with a small lemonade stand/lawn service that I'm sure most of you have never heard of; I was completely entertained and interested in the stories and lessons in this book. The author seems genuine enough and although he is young, he has enough experience under his belt to put together a decent 118 pages. Maybe in another 10 years he'll break the legendary 200 page mark. If you have a kindle, it's worth the $3.00. Again, not about space travel.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By clarkadvertising on July 14, 2014
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Free of the pretentious jargon and hipster cliches that make most startup chronicles painful to read, Raynor's book is like sitting down to coffee with the author. It's a short, easy read full of valuable insight for entrepreneurs or anyone who works with startups in supporting industries.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Norma on July 13, 2014
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Great book for anyone thinking about starting a business. The stories give you another perspective as you plan your own business.
Hopefully the pitfalls will diminish by the lessons author has learned and was kind to share.
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