There is so many stuff in the world. I want to share what I think is the most valuable:
- Seth’s Godin Blog – this one is about making business, being remarkable. This guy you may learn from.
- Signals vs. Noise Blog – from the makers of Rails Framework. Not only for developers but for everybody who’s “doing the Internet”
- Giant robots smashing into other giant robots – little bit like the above but more for programmers
- Brain Pickings – just generally cool. Almost about everything (creativity, science, science of creativity, writing… just start reading already)
If I could take 4 blogs on a desert island I would probably take 4 others about survival techniques ;) But these are ones that I keep reading for a long time with a genuine pleasure. Also it appears I’ve read a decent amount of articles since I started using google’s reader:
I didn’t read a lot of books this year. But I discovered audiobooks. These are just awesome – I may listen to a book while getting some fresh air during a walk. Your eyes are resting from computer screen and it’s faster too.
Only condition – do only automatic things you have mastered while listening to an audiobook (for me it’s walking, driving, chopping wood etc.). Don’t check your e-mails or do anything that requires you to think. In best case you will not truly listen to it. In worst you’ll get hurt.
- Rich dad, poor dad series by Robert KIosaki – if you want to be financially literate this is a must read (in my case – must listen… but I’ll get a copy of paperback as well soon)
- Game of Thrones – just for fun, if you like intrigues and fantasy. It’s almost as good as Mario Puzo’s The Godfatcher or The Family (yeah, it’s that good!)
- Lutz – just one in that category. If you’re a little bit an introvert observe this guy. If you’re not trying something new because you don’t want to fail – observe this guy. If you wander how to get help with your startup – watch this guy. There are many inspiring people I met, but this one influenced me the most regarding my career