I generally wake at 5 am pst to write my blog with a clear head. Here is my Coronado home office setup which I keep religiously clean of paper piles.
Most of my writing and reading is triggered by the stocks and trends I follow which comes from my work with Ivanhoff on our weekly Momentum Monday show which we post on Youtube and my blog each Monday. The weekly list helps me focus on what is working and where the big money is flowing. Sounds too good to be true of course, but it really is efficient and it works for me.
The linkfests, blogs and newsletters I read daily and weekly:
The Profile – Free from Polina Marinova who curates an excellent weekly reading list on business leaders and up and coming companies.
Abnormal Returns – Tadas curates a daily financial markets reading list.
Semil Shah – Haystack Newsletter – Free newsletter discussing life as a Venture Capitalist and his takes on investing.
Bill Bishop – Get Smarter About China – not free, but excellent insights into chinese tech and media and politics from Bill who lived in Beijing for 20 years with his family and is now back in DC.
Benedict Evans – analyst at A16Z.
Pomp – Off The Chain – All things Bitcoin newsletter
Multicoin Capital – Crypto hedge fund blog (I am an LP)
Strictly VC – Connie has a great – free – daily email on all things venture capital and now works for Techcrunch.
Alex Taussig – a consumer venture capitalist at Lightspeed with a very good weekly email
Jason Hirschhorn has great new media content and insights.
Josh Constine worked at TechCrunch and has a weekly free email on the subject of new media, technology products and trends.
Morgan Housel at Collaborative Fund writes about life and investing and is always a must read.
All of these are easy to subscribe too and will not overwhelm your inbox.
Hope this helps.
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