My Inspiration Stack

Many people talk about a company’s “tech stack”, i.e. the various software used across marketing, operations, sales, etc. Ultimately, whether you choose WordPress or Squarespace for your website will not matter a ton. Each has ramifications for SEO, how long it takes to make an edit, but your choice won’t have a step change impact overall.

Much more important than your “tech stack” is your “inspiration stack”. I subscribe & unsubscribe from newsletters, discover & re-read blog posts & bookmark my favorite podcasts, trying to find the best ideas & inspiration across the Internet.

Here you go!

Newsletters:

Morning Brew – a daily 5-minute read that keeps you informed on all the important business happenings.

Not Boring – twice-a-week, Packy McCormick does a deep dive on a relevant company. Past issues have covered Tencent

Axios Sports

Monday Musings by David Perell

The Pomp Letter by Anthony Pompliano

Articles

Why are CEOs failing software engineers? – a fantastic article about good creative management. My favorite part is about the 4 states of value & how to think about value creation.

What is Amazon? – a unique perspective on the most important company of our time. After reading it, you’ll never walk into a Wal-Mart or buy something on Amazon & feel the same way again.

Podcasts

Naval Ravikant on the Tim Ferris Show – a rare conversation with a 21st century titan about choose which games to play, reducing anxiety, & the outlook for crypto.

Michael Saylor on the Pomp Podcast – featuring the most comprehensive argument on why Bitcoin is not only here to stay, but is the best rational investment one can make.

Chamath Palihapitiya on the Knowledge Project with Shane Parrish – excellent conversation that sheds light into how Chamath approaches & makes decisions, & how to be self-aware.