I've written about how I approach following people and publications here. This is primarily how I stay informed on things that are important to me.

Below is an alphabetized list of people who write about wide variety of topics and who I regularly learn from. I've tried sorting them into their primary categories though many of them span several.


Some of them are publications but I generally prefer to follow people over publications.

I'm always looking for more people to follow. Please reach out if you have any suggestions!

Product and Technology:

  1. Andrew Chen

  2. Benedict Evans

  3. Bill Gates

  4. Eugune Wei

  5. Ivan Kirigin

  6. James Vaughan

  7. Patrick Collison

  8. Patrick McKenzie

  9. Paul Graham

  10. Sam Altman

  11. Stratechery, by Ben Thompson

  12. Varadh Jain


  1. Adam Grant

  2. Dan Appleman

Economics and Politics:

  1. Anand Giridharadas

  2. Ann Applebaum

  3. The Atlantic

  4. Brookings

  5. CSIS

  6. Current Affairs

  7. Economist

  8. FiveThirtyEight

  9. Freakonomics

  10. Noam Smith

  11. Paul Krugman

  12. Planet Money

  13. Politico

  14. Robert Reich

  15. Tyler Cowen

  16. Zeynep Tufekci

Local news (California / Bay Area), I need more individuals to follow here

  1. Scott Weiner

  2. Abundant Housing

  3. SF Gate

  4. SF Chronicle

  5. East Bay Times

  6. LA Times


  1. 1000 Word Philosophy

  2. Aeon

  3. Philosophize This, by Stephen West

  4. Sam Harris

  5. Scott Alexander (Slate Star Codex)

  6. Wait But Why

  7. What If?


  1. Hardcore History, by Dan Carlin

Social Impact (broadly):

  1. Our World In Data

Financial Inclusion:



Urban Planning:

  1. CityLab


  1. Pitchfork

I haven't picked a category for:

  1. Derek Sivers

  2. Devon Zuegel

  3. Farnham Street

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