Running a mail-only publishing startup

My name is Papa Makhtar DIOP more than ten years into the entrepreneurship ecosystem after a brief and quite successful career in the banking industry that led me to be part of those who early saw the opportunity of fintech with online banking and the democratization of algorithmic trading. After 3 years falling to export this fintech startup out of Africa, I ended with a strong base of highly profitable smart algorithmic market-making systems that could operate year to year without losing money on a single day of trading, I just stopped this startup because once this was done the next step was to come up with brilliant startups ideas that could change for the better the world and could take the money that this algorithmic market-making system will make and grow because I believe in Finance that has a real impact on the real economy, not one that only grows numbers.

Strong of several ideas still valuable executable, I decided to put them on the shelf and work on things that interest nobody because I have learned from books of great entrepreneurs that it was the best way to start. Focusing on what's not interesting. Publishing was what I thought was not interesting to anybody in the tech startup space since amazon led the industry with amazon kdp and its reader. But as a book lover and learner, I thought there was still an opportunity of expanding the publishing market and making people care more about books, blogs, and the new medium and memes of publishing that I was trying to invent.

Running a publishing startup especially a mail-only publishing startup probably print-only for the book is the topic of this publication where it will be about the things I am doing with this publishing startup experiment named Book Dojo and the lessons I will learn during this journey. So this publication is a CEO BLOG and will be about me and my vision with Book Dojo.

You can get involved in this publishing startup here

I am also in the process of writing a book that one could think is only about Gamestop and the short squeeze that the stock of this company experienced but is in fact a container of deep knowledge about today's financial market systems, regulations, and automation with the technology that plays a cutting edge role that gets relayed large banks you probably know from managing financial assets to being only brands with administrative and executive employees.

you can be notified when published here

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Book Dojo a mail-only publishing startup




This is the blog of the Founder and CEO of Book Dojo a mail-only startup publishing data-driven books and building book-driven platforms for book communities and book lovers.

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Diop Makhtar

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​Papa makhtar Diop is before anything a geek or a nerd or both if you want. Geek and nerd are now overused but they used to name a knowledge driven person.

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