People keep asking me how I do what I do and even though I don’t think I know what I am doing, what the hell.
My diet for information has changed immensely over the last year. I am a creature of habit for sure, but how I digest information has really changed up the who and what I now read.
If I could only have one tool, it would be my Blackberry Curve. I could give up Twitter, Tweetdeck and the rest of the web, just not the curve and email. I use T-Mobile now and although it sucks, it is really fine. I rarely use the web on any handheld including my iPhone which I like to use on the road for checking my portfolio and listening to tunes mainly. I just don’t care that much about search and web on my phone. I just ask the person with me to search.
I rely on GMAIL and Tweetdeck for most of my daily business routine. I suck at using Gmail as anyone who works with me knows. I am pretty damn good at Tweetdeck though. I imagine if I took the time to get better at Gmail, I would be more successful, but fuck it.
I don’t know if/how people can manage more than following 150 or so active tweeters and although I follow about 250, at least 100 are infrequent posters. I want to keep an eye on my enemies, competition and businesses I like through Twitter and Tweetdeck.
I also use FlitrBox.com to keep me updated on information about the businesses I have investments in, competition and buzz words. I get a sweet email everyday that I can quickly scan (I am an investor in Filtrbox).
Blogs I Read Daily:
TechMeme – I trust Gabe and his damn algorithms
Fred Wilson – Web Venture Capital
Trader Mike – Market Wisdom
IBankCoin – Sanity or Insanity on the Markets – but always a laugh
Upside Trader – Trading
AlphaTrends – Trading
The New York Times Business – Gossip :)
AlleyInsider.com – NY Venture/Media
Bloomberg News – checking to see if they acquired Stocktwits every night.
Abnormal Returns – Financial Links
Kirk Report – Financial Links
Real Clear Markets – Financial Links
Maoxian – Market Wisdom
Crossing Wall Street – Market Wisdom
Brad Feld – Venture Capital
Weekend Investor’s Business Daily NEWSPAPER
TWITTER – Short List
StockTwits All Feed and Recommended List
Obviously I am very tech and finance focused, but that is my life. I hope it helps. Find the porn links on your own.