💡 Who I Follow
A list of some favorite bloggers, thought leaders, and Twitter accounts.
Business, Tech, & Entrepreneurship
David Perell · @david_perell
Founder, Write of Passage
David’s work “…explores how we consume, organize, and share ideas.” He runs an online writing course called Write of Passage, hosts the North Star Podcast, and writes excellent long-form essays.
David Senra · @davidsenra1
Host, Founders Podcast
David reads biographies of entrepreneurs and offers highlights and anecdotes in a solo podcast format. If it sounds simple, that’s because it is. No interviews, just David dropping knowledge and helping you decide if you want to pick up the book and learn the rest. Half of the shows are free.
Jason Fried · @jasonfried
Jason and his business partner David Heinemeier Hansson are contrarians in the tech world. They built Basecamp without venture capital investors, and have continued to remain independent for 20 years. They wrote a book about their business philosophy, ReWork, which is on my reading list. I first heard Jason on this episode of David Perell’s podcast. Jason told the the story of Basecamp and fleshed out the company’s healthy and reasonable ethos around productivity. All in all, Jason offers fascinating ideas that I will someday apply to my own company.
Nathan Barry · @nathanbarry
Like David Perell, Nathan is an expert in the craft of building an audience online through writing. This interview with David Perell was fantastic. I find his “Ladders of Wealth Creation” conceot idea especially fascinating.
Finance & Investing
Patrick O’Shaughnessy · @patrick_oshag
CEO & Portfolio Manager, O’Shaughnessy Asset Management
Host, Invest Like The Best
Patrick asks insightful and unexpected questions that draw out the personality of his guests. His is easily one the best (and post popular) business podcasts in existence today.
Meb Faber · @mebfaber
CEO, Cambria Investments
Host, The Meb Faber Show
Meb prides himself on being a contrarian to the investing mainstream. He has compelling thoughts on asset allocation strategies and quantitative factor investing, but presents his ideas in layman’s terms and with plenty of humor. Meb’s whitepapers and free books available on his website.
Barry Ritholtz · @ritholtz
Founder & Chief Investment Officer, Ritholtz Wealth Management
Host, Masters In Business
Barry has had some very notable guests on his Bloomberg show. He also writes regularly for Bloomberg and on his blog. He comes prepared with great questions for his guests.
Architecture & Urbanism
Wrath of Gnon · @wrathofgnon
Another anonymous Twitter account. His/her Twitter bio simply reads “Traditionalist.” Wrath constantly shares the beauty and wisdom of bygone ages, especially in the development of towns and cities. Wrath will quickly convince you that the automobile ruined our cities.
Chistopher Liberatos · @CharlestonArchi
Another classical architect who is very active on Twitter.
R. John Anderson · @johnthebad
Real Estate Developer/Builder/Urban Designer, AndersonKim Architecture + Urban Design
R. John is an urbanist raconteur who puts his money where his mouth is. He is an expert in small-scale urban development projects and has decades of experience dealing with zoning laws, parking requirements, and city councils to get beautiful places built on a small scale. John is the only person on this list (other than my wife) that I’ve met in person. His energy and wit are infectious and he is a wealth of knowledge on getting things built. John is active with the Incremental Development Alliance, a nonprofit dedicated to helping individuals learn the process of thoughtful redevelopment.
Jane Greer · @NorthDakotaJane
Alex posts wonderful piano recordings on his YouTube channel.